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In Portland they’ve made legal again the small-scale housing that originally built that city (and every city in the US)

ACUs for affordable commercial

ACUs (accessory commercial spaces) offer affordable commercial spaces close to business owner’s and customer’s homes contributing to neighborhood vibrancy and walkability. The popularization of these unit types led to Portland, Oregon including them as an accepted use in the recent Historic Resources Code Project as a way to extend the financial life of a historic property. 

Read More at Fast Company.