The future of home building is coming to Oregon, but it’s not coming to Portland, Eugene, Salem, Bend or any other large metropolitan area. It’s coming to John Day.
The small city, located in Eastern Oregon, has had a declining population for 30 years, but City Manager Nick Green is determined to make improvements. He wants to create business opportunities and he wants an adequate housing supply for his residents.
The city usually only sees three to four new homes built in a year. Using 3D-printed home technology, Green hopes to build 100 in the next five years.