Portland Building and Urban Development Council + Trees for Life Oregon Joint Webinar: Exploring Portland’s Transfer of Development Rights in the Multi-Dwelling Zones At the May 4th monthly PBUD Council meeting, PBUD and Trees for Life Oregon will co-host a webinar on Portland’s Floor Area Ratio (FAR) Transfer and tree preservation in the multi-dwelling zones (R3, R2, R1 and RH) outside the central city. Passed in March 2020, Portland’s Better Housing by Design (BHD) project revised development and design standards in these zones, providing opportunities for new housing in medium and higher density areas. BHD contains a key provision for preserving certain features on existing “sending” sites in exchange for allowing increased FAR on other “receiving” sites. The webinar will explore Portland’s new FAR transfer incentive to preserve trees and encourage the development of needed housing. Speakers include Bill Cunningham with Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability; Michael Murphy with the Department of Natural Resources & Parks in King County, WA; and Allison Reynolds with Stoel Rives LLP. The PBUD Council is comprised of professionals in residential development and construction and associated industries who work in the City of Portland. The Council meets monthly and reviews upcoming policy changes that impact our industries and serve as a sounding board for Portland staff and decision makers on land use, zoning, and development issues. The Council also provides an opportunity to engage with your peers and learn about important changes impacting your industry.