How to Build a Denser Portland Without a Housing Squeeze – CityLab

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How to Save Portland From Becoming the Next San Francisco

A local architect lays out a vision for a denser Portland—without a housing squeeze.

Aarian Marshall (@AarianMarshall)
May 4, 2015

If the prognosticators are right, Portland, Oregon, will have 750,000 more residents by 2050. Twenty percent of those will push into the core of Portland where, according to local architect Rick Potestio, average density is somewhere between six to 10 units of housing per acre. This is dense, but not that dense: West Coast cities including San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Seattle have at least twice as many people per square mile. That other 80 percent, or 600,000 future Portlanders? They’ll head for the suburbs, where there is—incongruously—actually more density, with 18 to 30 units per acre.

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