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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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Proposal.  Create a legal path for the occupancy of small accessory structures or homes-on-wheels that meet sanitary and life safety requirements drawn from Portland’s Property Maintenance code and Oregon Landlord-Tenant law.  Regulation of the occupancy of tiny homes would be accomplished through annual inspections to ensure they continue to meet standards over time. Motivation.  This […]

Back in 2007, I used the condominium legal structure in order to sell ADUs independently from the primary dwellings on two side-by-side lots for the Sabin Green development.  I thought at the time that this might become a more common development model, as lot & home prices increased in close-in neighborhoods and undeveloped side yards […]

(Printed in the Oregonian as “Portland should increase residential density around parks” on 9/14/14) When Portland makes major public investments in transit corridors, we update zoning to allow more people to live nearby.  With neighborhood parks?  Apparently not. Portland’s Comprehensive Plan update gives us a rare chance to consider boosting allowable residential densities along our […]

Here’s a short description of a new mortgage product 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 housing […]

Want to build a small structure on your Portland property?  You’re definitely not alone.  Depending on the structure size, construction type and use, it could be classified in various ways.  This table covers the basics for: Accessory dwelling units (detached fully functional small homes) Detached bedrooms (habitable accessory structures) Garages, artist/yoga studios… (permitted accessory structures); […]

(Printed in the Portland Tribune as “My View: New ideas solve Portland housing needs” on 4/24/14) Why are so many big, bulky new homes popping up in neighborhoods across Portland?  This is a symptom of developers responding to rules put in place a generation ago. As demographic shifts yield smaller households and housing costs climb […]