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2035 Vision for Complete Neighborhoods & Housing


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We have a wide variety of neighborhoods with high quality, attractive and compatible housing that serves a range of ages, incomes and households. Our distinct and walkable neighborhoods contribute to the city’s small town feel. Mixed-use districts enhance adjacent residential areas by providing access to quality jobs, housing, transit, entertainment, services and shopping. Higher density housing is located strategically and sensitively, including along transportation corridors and town centers to preserve the character of our existing neighborhoods.

The Complete Neighborhoods & Housing action area addresses housing location & quality, housing choice, housing affordability, and complete neighborhoods. It updates the existing Comprehensive Plan’s Goal 10, click here for a PDF of the existing Goals and Policies (it will open in a new window).


What Have We Done So Far?

Each Action Area’s Goals and Polices go through a series of steps involving public involvement and comment, various review processes by different commissions and councils, and lastly, approval by the City Council. The graphic below shows where this action area is in the process.

Click here to see more details and documentation of what has happened so far with this action area!

Timeline for Complete Neighborhoods and Housing Progress

Action Area Overview

The Complete Neighborhoods & Housing action area revises and updates the existing Housing (Goal 10) chapter of the Comprehensive. In addition to the Vision, these key factors informed the goal and policy updates:

What We’ve Heard

Based on the values and aspiration of Lake Oswegans, the 2035 Community Vision provides the framework for updated goals and policies. The 2010 We Love Lake Oswego community survey gathered input from 823 citizens to develop the vision. Here’s what we hear about neighborhoods and housing (to read additional citizen input on this action area, click here):

The 2010 We Love Lake Oswego community survey, which received 823 responses, provided the following information:

  • 57% said that “the ability to walk or bike safely to meet daily needs” is one of three most desirable elements of a great neighborhood, followed by “proximity to high-quality neighborhood schools” (49%) and “caring and connected neighbors” (41%)
  • Regarding what housing options will be most important to accommodate residents over the next 25 years, 64% said that “preservation/rehabilitation of existing housing,” followed by “redevelopment of underused/blighted properties” (63%) and “cottage style housing” (59%).
  • 84% said that the “quality schools” followed by “encouraging a wider range of housing options” (46%) will attract more young individuals and families to Lake Oswego.

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More background on this action area:

Overview | Full Report

Housing Needs Analysis (June 2012)

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