Lunch & Learn at the AHC: Accessory Dwelling Units

05/04/2016 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM PT


Panel Discussion


  • Free


Lunch provided by: WILLCO


Come to a free “Lunch and Learn” about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and their growing role within Portland's and other areas current housing development trends. ADUs are secondary housing units on single family lots, and have become quite popular lately in Portland due to a temporary regulatory waiver of System Development Charges. ADUs can help cities achieve higher density without changing, or with only moderate changes to, a building’s traditional footprint and street appearance.This hour-long session will be presented by two ADU experts - a private sector ADU consultant, educator and advocate, and a city planner.


Kol Peterson built his own ADU in NE Portland back in 2011 after completing Earth Advantage’s Sustainable Homes Professional course. He blogged about the experience from design to completion, and has since been teaching and consulting other homeowners, real estate professionals, builders and designers about ADUs. Managing editor for, Kol owns Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel, organizes the city-wide ADU Tour, and owns an ADU consulting company, Accessory Dwelling Strategies LLC.


Phil Nameny is a City Planner with the City of Portland where he works on various regulatory improvement projects for the code development team. Recent projects include updates to the city’s accessory structures code regulations which included a reassessment of many of the standards affecting accessory dwelling units.  Phil has worked on both advanced planning and planning implementation issues for the city during the last 16 years.


This session on ADUs is one in a series of “Lunch and Learns” during National Historic Preservation Month. The AHC is easily reached via streetcar or buses #6 and #15. Bike racks in front. Some on-street parking is available.


Seating is limited for the FREE event. Please Pre-Register to reserve a seat.


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