Bend, OR

In 2019, Oregon passed a law to allow some missing middle housing types in all single-family zones across the State, giving discretion in implementation to a state land use board. In additional to allowing duplexes, fourplexes, and other small multifamily options, the board reduced local parking minimums for small multifamily homes in large Portland-area cities. Bend, Oregon became the first community to comply with the law locally, adjusting its zoning to allow duplexes and fourplexes. Those changes, combined with a strong real estate market, with 650 units under construction in early 2022.