House Bill 2001 has passed the state House and Senate and awaits signature from the Governor Kate Brown. The new law will require all cities in Oregon over 10,000 people to allow multifamily buildings and cottage clusters in areas previously reserved for single family homes.
The law won’t take effect until 2020 likely to allow cities to revise their zoning code to incorporate this new law.
Read the actual bill here: HB2001
For a great article from the Oregonian: about HB2001