Prineville considers microhomes

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, September 06, 2013

Prineville's current code doesn't allow microhomes, which are growing in popularity.

Presently, a modular home (built off-site) has to be at least 750 sq. ft. in size, and multi-sectional (double- or triple-wide), to be placed on a city lot.

“If it’s not that size, it has to be in a (mobile home) park,” Smith said. “But there is no size limit if you build an on-site stick home. If you have a lot, you can build whatever you want on site, it doesn’t matter how big (or small) it is.”

Smith explained that the current code was implemented to regulate mobile homes that wouldn’t necessarily fit in visually with other homes in a neighborhood. However, many of these micro-homes are quite attractive, more so than some conventional “box” homes clad with the standard T-111 siding.

Read more at The Central Oregonian.

 

More Articles

Will Medford Ever Be Cool?

February 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY DAN COOK | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

A real-estate developer and a Lithia Motors executive aim to revamp the city's forlorn downtown.


Read more...

Transportation Fairness Alliance holds demonstration in Pioneer Square

The Latest
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
IMG 3367BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland's cab companies urged city hall for consideration as officials weigh new rules for Uber and other ridesharing companies.


Read more...

Labor Pains

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Thinking about starting an internship program? Be careful. Navigating unpaid internships can be tricky.


Read more...

MBA Perspective

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

Robin Anderson, dean of the Pamplin School of Business, University of Portland: "You need people who are comfortable leading in ambiguity."


Read more...

Dan and Louis Oyster Bar opens up to a changing neighborhood

The Latest
Thursday, December 11, 2014
121114-oystervidBy MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Revamping a Classic — an iconic eatery stays relevant in a changing marketplace.


Read more...

Old school: Paulsen's Pharmacy maintains old fashion ethos

The Latest
Thursday, December 18, 2014
121914-pharmacy-thumbBY MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Under the radar — complete with a soda counter, the traditional Paulsen's Pharmacy looks to compete with big box retailers.


Read more...

Corner Office: Steve Tatone

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Seven tidbits about the president and CEO of AKT Group.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS