Oregon Smart Growth serves as a vital voice for responsible developers, investors and allied industries to guide state and local policy towards market-driven development trends that are more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for Oregon’s future. Oregon Smart Growth members bring hands-on experience and expertise on how Oregon can create more jobs and housing opportunities, increase property values and provide sustainable economic growth. Oregon Smart Growth is a member of Smart Growth America.
By reducing regulatory barriers to dense walkable housing and mixed use developments, the market can produce the right product in the right locations to meet today’s needs, while giving long-time residents the ability to remain as neighborhoods grow. This will also bring the effective cost of housing down to more affordable levels.
Elected leadership can help correct Oregon’s current
150,000 unit shortfall
By aligning regulations to encourage housing production and mixed-use de velopment at all in-come ranges, housing costs will be reduced, and construction and manufacturing jobs will be cre-ated and sustained.
Increased employment & housing affordability will support new opportunities for Oregonians
By leveraging public investments in transit infra-structure with right type of developments we will generate positive fiscal and environmental outcomes. In addition, optimizing land use around existing public infrastructure investments will reduce long-term public operating and maintenance costs.
Truly sustainable communities
can be supported at the least
cost to the public