This study was sponsored by Don Morissette to provide an independent assessment of Metro's estimate of the amount of land to be added to the Urban Growth Boundary.
City planning -- Oregon -- Portland Metro Area, Urban growth management study
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As required by state law, Metro has conducted an "Urban Growth Report" and a "Housing Needs Analysis" to determine whether the currant Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) surrounding the Portland metropolitan area is sufficient to handle the increase in population and number of households expected over the next 20 years. Mr. Don Morissette commissioned Portland State University's Center for Urban Studies to assess whether the techniques used in theses two studies were appropriate and to assess the impact of the UGB on housing markets in the Portland metropolitan area generally. The focus will be be on the impact of the UGB and other land use regulations on the availability of land for development, the achievable density, as well as land and housing prices. As such, much of this report is a review and techniques used by Metro rather than primary data collection. However, some review of public data on housing construction, zoning, and prices was done as part of this study.
Mildner, Gerard C.; Dueker, Kenneth; and Rufolo, Anthony M., "Impact of the Urban Growth Boundary on Metropolitan Housing Markets" (1996). Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports. 96.