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HB 2001

On May 26, 2022, the Wood Village City Council and Planning Commission took action to adopt Zoning and Development Code revisions to be in compliance with HB 2001.

The revisions took effect June 26, 2022.

Download HB 2001 Full Code (PDF), you can read summary information below.

What is HB 2001

HB 2001 is an Oregon law that requires cities of a certain size and type to allow for “middle housing” in areas that have historically been zoned exclusively for detached single-family housing. Wood Village is one of those cities required to comply with the law. Middle housing includes duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhouses, and cottage cluster development. Please note, this is different than the tiny home concept. Tiny Homes are not part of HB 2001 and is a separate non-required idea.

At minimum, the HB 2001 requires specific revisions to the City’s residential areas. A summary of those revisions are below as well as Frequently Asked Questions which can be downloaded. The full code can be viewed at the end of the summary as well as your opportunity to comment on the proposed code. The City Council and Planning Commission will be voting on HB 2001 revisions at the May 26th meeting.

HB 2001 FAQ (PDF)

HB 2001 Code Summary

Housing Types Allowed

  • Detached single-family
  • (The following can be attached or detached)
    • Duplex
    • Tri-Plex
    • Quad-Plex
    • Townhomes
    • Cottage Clusters

Required Design Elements for all Street Facing Homes

  • Minimum 20% of street facing walls must be windows or entrance doors
  • Minimum roof pitch of 5/12 and can include open or boxed gable, hip, hip and valley, or Dutch gable. Flat or shed style roof designs are not permitted.
  • At least 4 of the following items:
    • Roof dormer
    • Balcony
    • Bay window
    • Recessed entryway
    • Covered entryway
    • Open porch


  • Front reduced to 10 feet
  • Rear reduced to 15 feet (20 feet for corner lots)

Site Coverage

  • Maximum site coverage increased to 45%


  • No additional parking can be mandated where there is current on-site parking
  • On street parking credit must be given for townhomes/cottage clusters


  • Townhomes have a minimum lot size of 1,500 square feet
  • Townhomes can have 0-foot setback when attached to another townhome
  • Townhomes can have 70% site coverage

Tiny Home Concept

As part of the annual workplan, the City Council directed that tiny homes be researched and evaluated to see if it could be used in Wood Village to help with housing affordability and housing security.  With the help of a Portland State Graduate Student Capstone project, a concept was presented and shared with the community.  Based on that research and the community feedback, the Council has decided not to move forward with the concept.  You can learn more about the concept, what the feedback and concerns were, as well as a report from the Capstone Team on how other places could implement tiny homes below.

What is the Concept?

As developed the main elements of the concept included:

  • In the LR 7.5 and LR 12 zones, 1 (one) tiny home on wheels or RV could be placed behind the primary home on a property after submitting a permit application to site the unit and separate permits for the required utilities.
  • A tiny home on wheels or RV would be required to have permitted utility connections, including water, sewer, and electricity.
  • The unit must be on an approved pad and within the setbacks of the zone.
  • The 2 images below outline where a tiny home could go, as well as the utility connections.

Site layout and utility concept for tiny home

Additional FAQs on the Concept (PDF).

Please email City Manager Greg Dirks with any questions or additional background and information on this work and concept.

Contact Us

Call the Planning Department at (503) 667-6211 or email email us with any questions on our land use planning and zoning process.

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