2024 urban growth management decision
An update to the Urban Growth Report is underway. The updated report will help inform the Metro Council’s decision about whether to expand the urban growth boundary in 2024.
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Under Oregon law, greater Portland must have enough land inside its urban growth boundary for 20 years of growth. Land inside that boundary is available for construction of homes, employment centers and shopping areas for our region’s residents. That means that even if the boundary wasn’t expanded for two decades, all of the growth we expect in greater Portland can fit inside the existing boundary.
At least every six years, the Metro Council looks at growth forecasts and development trends and decides whether to expand the boundary to meet its 20-year supply obligation.