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Orange Splot LLC is a housing development company and general contractor with a mission to pioneer new models of community-oriented, affordable, green housing in Portland. We believe that one of the most important things we can do to minimize our ecological footprint is to live in less space with a community of neighbors, making it easy (and fun) to share resources.

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Portland is blessed with a strong environmental ethos and thriving re-use culture. But this often fails to extend to our construction sector, which can contribute more than 25% of the materials that end up in our region’s landfills. Nationwide, the EPA estimates that between 65-85% of the Construction & Demolition waste stream is landfilled. With […]

Here’s a short description of a new mortgage product feature Fannie Mae and/or Freddie Mac could offer that would create new home ownership opportunities for non-traditional buyer groups and help people in certain situations (ie. divorce; shifting family composition…) stay in their homes.  And although this product would be beneficial in any part of the […]

That’s a mouthful!  I’ll try and unpack this into morsel sized bites… The idea: Unfortunately, the State of Oregon outlaws inclusionary zoning policies, which would allow cities to require new residential developments over a certain size to include a small percentage of affordable homes. But what if socially conscious investors provided relatively inexpensive financing for […]

With several awesome helpers, I’ll be leading a bike tour, scavenger hunt and photo-inventory of “Missing Middle” housing types as part of Pedalpalooza 2015.  Here’s a link to this particular ride, with details below. Meeting spot: Colonel Summers Park (Basketball court) Date & Time: Sunday, June 14th 3:00pm, ’til ~5pm; chance for food/hang-out afterwards Short […]

Here’s a short piece I wrote that was recently featured in the American Institute of Architect’s “Blueprints for Senior Living” on-line magazine.  The theme for this issue was “Intergenerational Solutions.”  Click here for the full article. Features Friends of All Ages: Life in Multigenerational Communities By Eli Spevak – Seniors who relish the calm of […]