A request from the City of Lake Oswego for text amendments to Lake Oswego Comprehensive Plan goals and policies relating to the proposed Community Culture, Complete Neighborhoods and Housing, Inspiring Spaces and Places, Economic Vitality and Connected Community chapters (Package 1).
Please use the "WORK SESSIONS" link (found on the right) to access agendas and evaluation reports reviewed during Planning Commission work sessions on the various topics for both Package 1 and Package 2. These evaluation reports were prepared in response to the April 16, 2013, City Council motion.
November 6, 2013
At its meeting on November 5, 2013, the City Council opened the public hearing, received testimony and began deliberations. The public testimony portion of the hearing is closed. The City Council continued its deliberations to Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
October 1, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the Planning Commission deliberated and recommended preliminary approval. The City Council will consider the Planning Commission's recommendation on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
September 24, 2013
At its meeting on September 23, 2013, the Planning Commission received clarification from staff on the multimodal mixed-use area designation in downtown and continued their deliberations from September 9th. The hearing was continued to Monday, September 30, 2013 (a special meeting) to provide the Commission with time to consider public testimony that has been received. The Planning Commission will continue their deliberations and make a recommendation to forward to the City Council. The public testimony portion of the hearing has been closed.
September 10, 2013
At its meeting on September 9, 2013, the Planning Commission reopened the public hearing. They accepted testimony and began deliberations. The hearing was continued to their next meeting on September 23, 2013, for deliberations and a possible recommendation. The public testimony portion of the hearing has been closed.
August 27, 2013
At its meeting on August 26, 2013, the Planning Commission continued this hearing to Monday, September 9, 2013.
June 7, 2013
At the public hearing scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2013, staff will request that this hearing be continued to August 26, 2013, to allow staff time to respond to direction provided by Council at their meeting on Tuesday, June 4th. For more information see Staff Memo (dated 06/06/13) below.
April 23, 2013
On Monday, April 22, the Planning Commission opened the public hearing on Package 1. The Planning Commission took public testimony and continued the hearing to June 10. The continuance provides time for additional analysis responding to the City Council’s motion of April 16, 2013:
City Council Motion on Comprehensive Plan process, approved as revised on April 16, 2013
Direct Staff to accomplish the following in the preparation of final revisions to the Comprehensive Plan before they are presented to the Planning Commission and the City Council for public hearings and final adoption:
1. Identify for Council consideration subject matter, goals and policies that are unrelated to land use;
2. Maintain a list of those items listed in Number 1 and prepare a report on how those items could be addressed separately;
3. Identify for Council consideration policies that direct the City to increase residential densities and to add mixed uses in neighborhood residential zones;
4. Identify for Council consideration policies that may obligate the City to future actions that would have budgetary impacts; and
5. Provide a tracking system so that proposed changes to the existing Comprehensive Plan can be clearly understood.
April 17, 2013
Please note that the Planning Commission will have the option to open its Public Hearing on April 22, 2013, and then continue it to a date certain. This is because the current City Council approved a motion on April 16, 2013, that directs the following to occur in advance of the final hearings: identify subject matter and goals and policies that are 1) unrelated to land use; 2) that direct the City to increase residential densities and to add mixed uses in neighborhood residential zones; 3) that may obligate the city to future actions that would have budgetary impacts and, 4) to develop a tracking system so that proposed changes to the existing Comprehensive Plan can be clearly understood.
The City Council wishes to do this so that the above analysis and concerns can be made available for public input in advance of Planning Commission’s final hearing. However, the Planning Commission could, in its capacity as advisory to Council, elect to proceed with its hearing on April 22, 2013.
April 15, 2013
Additional material will be available Tuesday.
April 12, 2013
Staff report and related material will be available Monday.
The Case File Materials posted under the designated Planning Division’s Land Use Project Pages and links are:
- There are additional materials in the Case File that the Project Manager believes are NOT for the purpose of addressing whether the proposed development application complies with the applicable criteria. These additional materials are NOT posted. (Only materials identified by the applicant or interested parties for the purpose of addressing the applicable criteria are made a part of the “record” before the reviewing authority.)
The Planning Division’s Case File may be viewed by the public Monday - Friday, excluding holidays, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. in the Planning and Building Services Department. Persons are encouraged to contact the Project Manager to arrange for a suitable location to review the materials in the Case File.
Note: Materials exempt under the Oregon Public Records Law, ORS 192.501 and 192.502 may be withheld from public review of the Case File; such materials are NOT a part of the “record” before the reviewing authority in determining whether or not the proposed development complies with the applicable criteria.
Land Use Applications & More
Scot Siegel, Plannig and Building Services Director, (503) 699-7474.