My View: Infill project will not benefit ordinary folks

John Liu

Portland city planners want to redevelop Portland's single-family home neighborhoods by rezoning them for multifamily quadplex construction. They call this citywide rezoning plan the Residential Infill Project. The City Council will vote on the RIP later this year.

The project will allow 96 percent of Portland's houses on neighborhood streets to be replaced with three-story, 4,000-square-foot quadplexes. The new quadplexes may be as close as 5 feet from neighboring lots and 10 feet from the sidewalk. There are no requirements for affordability, retaining trees, compatibility with the neighborhood, or off-street parking.