This week the City of Gresham Planning Commission approved the first phase of the 2017-2020 Development Code and Process Updates Council Work Plan Project. The project was designed to identify and implement development code and review process changes to make them easier to understand, more efficient to navigate, and more responsive to an evolving development climate, while maintaining support for high quality projects and clear, predictable reviews. Notably, the proposed changes would legalize the development of remnant parcels from land divisions to occur in a number of single family zone districts. The changes would also remove shared driveway requirements for single family housing in Pleasant Valley, and remove accessory dwelling unit parking requirements in order to comply with House Bill 2001. The code changes will go before Gresham City Council in September, with a potential November 5, 2020 effective date. To learn more about HBA involvement in Gresham, contact Roseann Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.