The idea of cottage housing is to offer a more affordable option in Medford. This isn’t a new idea for the city, but the current code doesn’t allow for it. The planning commission says with a bigger retirement population and smaller households this housing style would be perfect for the changing demographics in the city.
“Those kind of housing styles are in demand once again and we hope the market is going to react to that once we change the rules and allow them to do that,” planning director, Matt Brinkley said.
The planning commission will present its draft of recommendations at a public hearing on June 27th, it will head to the city council for another public hearing scheduled for August before it’s voted on.
Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.
She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.
When she’s not reporting, Devin practices yoga, reads thriller novels and loudly cheers for her beloved Georgia Bulldawgs.