don’t like the idea of Metro telling cities how to plan their individual neighborhoods.
And we’re especially wary of giving more power to the half-awake clock-punchers currently
on the Metro Council. Willamette Week 10/22/2014 Multnomah County Voters Reject
Density Increases 3:1
From the Voter's Pamphlet: Retains provision in Metro Charter prohibiting Metro
from requiring local governments to increase density in identified existing single-family
Mildner says the projected increase in multifamily housing will double rents during
the next 20 years.
This will be especially true in Portland, Mildner says, where the report predicts
that 60.2 percent of all new residential construction will happen. According to the
report, 92 percent of that construction will be multifamily housing — and 37.9 percent
will be the same density as the Pearl District. (Portland Tribune, 12/02/14)