Wednesday, March 14 – General Meeting: Density By Design, A Tool For Corvallis

DENSITY BY DESIGN: A TOOL FOR CORVALLIS
Wednesday, March 14th 7:00 PM
Corvallis-Benton County Public
645 NW Monroe, Corvallis

Speaker:

Matthew Gebhardt, Assistant Professor
Urban Studies and Planning
Portland State University

How does density fit with Oregon’s land use laws?
How can communities like Corvallis benefit from increased density? What are the negative aspects of increased density?

Potential Benefits                                   Potential Costs  
• More Housing, smaller footprint         • Incompatibility with existing
• Greater tax revenue per acre                  neighborhoods
• Increased social interaction                  • Parking
• More walkable neighborhoods            • Traffic

This program follows two earlier LWV Housing Committee programs exploring the social and economic consequences to our community when housing stock is low and some tools to increase the supply.

Co-sponsors: Sustainability Coalition of Corvallis and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library