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Housing in Astoria

The City of Astoria will hold a public hearing regarding the adoption of Amendment File A22-01 on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7:00pm in City Hall. A public notice was mailed to every household in Astoria as required by Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 227.186. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the final proposed amendment and staff report please click here.

What we are considering:

• Expand opportunities for “middle housing” and other housing types
• Reduce minimum lot size requirements
• Remove maximum lot coverage limits
• Streamline review processes
• Right-size parking requirements
• Clean up outdated or inaccurate language in Development Code

What we are NOT considering:

• Amend Comprehensive Plan
• New Buildable Lands Inventory, Housing Needs Analysis, and Housing Production Strategy
• Rezone property
• Prohibit single-family dwellings
• Increase allowable building heights
• New historic or architectural design review requirements & processes
• New natural hazard-related requirements


Listening Sessions

The Community Development Department held four (4) listening sessions to discuss the future of housing in Astoria. Meeting notes are provided below. If you have new or additional comments related to Housing in Astoria please let us know by clicking HERE

If you missed the meeting check out our notes by clicking on the meeting date below.

 Uniontown: 2022-04-21 - Listening Remarks from the Public 

 Downtown: 2022-05-04 - Listening Remarks from the Public

 South Slope: 2022-05-04 - Listening Remarks from the Public(2)

Uppertown: 2022-05-14 - Listening Remarks from the Public


Helpful Housing Resources

Public Notice M56_Astoria

House Bill 2001

House Bill 2003

House Bill 2001 Interpretation and Implementation FAQ's

House Bill 2001 and House Bill 2003 FAQ's

Implementing a Regional Housing Needs Analysis Methodology in Oregon

Medium Cities Middle Housing Model Code

Large Cities Middle Housing Model Code

Clatsop County Housing Strategies Report

Senate Bill 458