In 2019, the State Legislature passed House Bill 2001, which requires large cities like Salem to essentially allow:
A duplex on any lot that is zoned for residential use that allows development of a single-family detached dwelling.
Up to four units in areas zoned for residential use that allows development of a single-family detached dwelling.
The City expects to start a project to implement the bill's requirements through a code amendment late this year after detailed rules are set by the State. There will be opportunities for public input.
The City has until June 30, 2022, to implement the bill.