GRANTS PASS – The City of Grants Pass is working to expand housing choices for its residents. The Grants Pass Housing Needs Analysis (HNA) and Model Code Update project will result in updates to housing policies and development code to respond to housing needs and remove barriers to "middle housing."
The HNA compares the city's buildable land supply to the land demand to accommodate housing over the next 20 years. The HNA shows that the city has a surplus of land for housing through 2040. Housing policies are based on that information and the city’s Housing Advisory Committee work plan.
Residents are encouraged to take 10 minutes to complete a short survey on housing needs in the community to provide valuable input on draft housing policies and key development code concepts. All responses are kept confidential. The survey will close June 7.
Residents can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GP-policies-code
Code updates will allow for a range of middle housing types required by House Bill 2001 (HB 2001), including duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhouses, and cottage clusters. These housing types are typically less costly, meet the housing needs of smaller households, including younger people and older adults, and reduce environmental impacts associated with large houses.
This change in code will still allow single family detached homes to be built throughout Grants Pass. For more information, contact the Grants Pass Department of Community Development: (541)450-6060.