Project certification requirements
(1) A city or county may not certify a vertical housing development project under ORS 307.857 (Application for exemption) unless the project meets all requirements of this section.
(2) The project must be entirely located within a vertical housing development zone designated by the city or county with which the application for certification is filed.
(3) The project must include one or more equalized floors.
(4) Construction or rehabilitation must have been started on each building included in the project, including, but not limited to, additions that expand or enlarge an existing building.
(5)(a) At least 50 percent of the project’s ground floor that fronts on the primary public street must be committed to nonresidential use. If a project has access to only one public street, the square footage of driveways, loading docks, bike storage, garbage receptacles and building entryways shall be excluded before applying the 50 percent test.
(b) For the project’s ground floor to be considered committed to nonresidential use, all ground floor interior spaces that front on the primary public street must be constructed to building code standards for commercial use or planned for commercial use upon completion. [2017 c.326 §5]
Note: Section 13, chapter 119, Oregon Laws 2005, provides:
Sec. 13. (1) The Housing and Community Services Department may not issue a certification under ORS 307.841 (Definitions for ORS 307.841 to 307.867) to 307.867 (Termination of zone) on or after January 1, 2018.
(2) A city or county may not issue a certification under ORS 307.841 (Definitions for ORS 307.841 to 307.867) to 307.867 (Termination of zone) on or after January 1, 2026. [2005 c.119 §13; 2015 c.507 §4; 2017 c.326 §14]
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