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Accommodating prefab housing

New resource for local jurisdictions

Supported by the 2022 US Economic Development Administration Build Back Better grant, the Department of Land Conservation and Development has released a new resource for local governments seeking to modernize local code to support the use of prefabricated, modular, and manufactured housing types including but not limited to mass timber construction.

The Prefabricated and Modular Housing Model Code includes resources to assist local governments in updating their development codes to achieve compliance with HB 4064 and facilitate the development of prefabricated and modular housing. The model code includes an Audit Workbook to help local government staff evaluate code-based local regulatory barriers to prefabricated/modular housing. It also provides model code language that can be adopted into local codes that resolve these issues. The resource also addresses statutory framework requirements and identifies opportunities to utilize prefabricated housing through accessory dwelling units and cottage clusters.

For questions about the Mass Timber Code-UP project please contact:

Kieran Turnbull, Mass Timber Coordinator, 971-428-7318, [email protected]

Leigh McIlvaine, Economic Development Specialist, 971-701-1041, [email protected]

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition $41.4 million in 2022 to develop and expand Oregon’s growing mass timber industry. As a founding member of the coalition, the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) was awarded $500,000 to assist communities with development code updates that will accelerate the use of modular mass timber housing throughout the state, providing housing options.

More information about the DLCD Mass Timber Code-UP project can be found here:

More information about the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition can be found here:


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