Category Archives: Planning & Building

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR MAY 2018

CITY COUNCIL (CC) ACTIONS ON PLANNING ITEMS

On May 1, the CC:

  • Approved LU 17-0079, adopting the Findings, Conclusion and Order, and enacted Ordinances 2781 and 2782.
    • Ordinance 2781 amends the Zoning and Comprehensive Plan Maps for 1061 Sunningdale Road and the adjacent public right-of-way, and rezones the subject parcel from R-10 to PNA.
    • Ordinance 2782, amends the Comprehensive Plan Map for 501 4th Street and the adjacent public right-of-way, re-designating the subject parcel from GC (General Commercial) to EC (East End Commercial District).
  • Proclaimed May 2018 as Historic Preservation Month and encouraged owners of historic properties to attend the May 20 Historic Preservation Expo.

 On May 15, the CC:

  • Held a study session on Amending Standards for Secondary Dwelling Units (LU 18-0003) and Consideration of Workforce Housing Incentives.
  • Appointed Christian Pape and reappointed Skip Baker to the Planning Commission.

Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR MAY 2018

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR APRIL 2018

CITY COUNCIL (CC) ACTIONS ON PLANNING ITEMS

On April 3, Council adopted two ordinances annexing the following properties:

  • Ordinance 2776, annexing 5022 Upper Drive (AN 17-0011)
  • Ordinance 2780, annexing 12901 Goodall Road (AN 18-0002)

On April 17, the CC:

  • Held a public hearing on an appeal of the Development Review Commission’s (DRC) decision to deny LU 17-0051, a request by Rivers East II, LLC for approval of a 47,290 sq. ft. commercial building and six Design Variances at 519-543 3rd Street (LU 17-0051 / AP 18-04). The Council tentatively voted to reverse the DRC’s decision and approve the project. The adoption of the Findings, Conclusion and Order is scheduled for May 15.

Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR APRIL 2018

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR MARCH 2018

CITY COUNCIL (CC) ACTIONS ON PLANNING ITEMS

On March 6, the CC:

  • Conducted a public hearing and approved LU 17-0063; adopted findings for Ordinances 2763, 2764, and 2765, amending the Comprehensive Plan Map for several properties on Bryant Rd, Lakeview Blvd, Pilkington Rd, and the Southwest Employment Area (Boones Ferry Rd, Jean Way, and Jean Rd), making the Plan Map consistent with the Zoning Map designations and uses on these properties.
  •  Conducted a public hearing and approved LU 17-0087, Ordinance 2774, amending the development agreement between the City of Lake Oswego and Kruse Development LLC and Meadows Road, LLC, for development of property Meadows Road.
  • Adopted findings for LU 17-0052, and enacted Ordinance 2762, amending the Community Development Code standards for Flag Lots and Private Access Lanes.
  •  Conducted a study session on affordable housing incentives. No action taken.

Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR MARCH 2018

2018 Oregon Tree City of the Year! Plus Stafford Grove Park Tree Planting

National Arbor Day Foundation

Celebrate Arbor Week
2018 Oregon Tree City of The Year Award Presentation
& Stafford Grove Park Tree Planting

Monday, April 2, 10-11 a.m. at Stafford Grove Park,
1061 Sunningdale Road

The Oregon Department of Forestry, in partnership with Oregon Community Trees (OCT), has named Lake Oswego the 2018 Oregon Tree City of the Year! Directors from the Board of Oregon Community Trees will present the 2018 Oregon Tree City of the Year award to the City. The City is celebrating this distinct honor and 29 years of Tree City USA designation by planting a commemorative tree at Stafford Grove Park. Join Lake Oswego staff and neighbors from the First Addition Neighbors / Forest Hills Neighborhood Association to plant a commemorative tree in honor of being named 2018 Oregon Tree City of the Year. Cake and coffee will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Congratulations, and thank you for all the work you do in helping to make Lake Oswego a great Tree City!

For a complete list of Arbor Week EventsArbor Day Art ContestUrban Community & Forestry Volunteer Stewardship Opportunities, plus Urban & Community Forestry Free Workshops visit us at:  https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning

Check out this article in the Portland Tribune for additional information: http://portlandtribune.com/lor/48-news/390637-281776-oregons-tree-city-of-the-year-is-ready-for-arbor-week

Employment Opportunity

The HR Department has posted a job announcement for the position of Permit Technician II. The Building Division is seeking a dynamic and effective person to join our team and work independently to perform complex technical permit procedures and records retention duties. This position will close on Friday, March 30, 2018. More information about this position can be found on the City’s Human Resources website.

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY, 2018

OREGON TREE CITY OF THE YEAR

Congratulations, Lake Oswego!!

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) in partnership with Oregon Community Trees (OCT) has named Lake Oswego Oregon Tree City of the Year! Each year, ODF and OCT select one of Oregon’s Tree City USA communities to recognize for their commitment to Urban & Community Forestry. Some cities are recognized for grant efforts or projects they have undertaken in a given year. According to ODF staff, Lake Oswego has consistently exemplified what a great Tree City should be with good planning, citizen engagement, and a vibrant Urban & Community Forestry program. Lake Oswego, one of 63 current Oregon Tree Cities, will receive an award from OCT this spring. Lake Oswego was first designated “Tree City USA” 29 years ago. Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY, 2018

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR JANUARY, 2018

CITY COUNCIL (CC) ACTIONS ON PLANNING ITEMS

On January 2 the CC conducted public hearings on Community Development Code amendments:

  • Establishing an exception procedure for State Street Special Street Setback and an appeals procedure for Minor Development Decisions by the City Engineer (LU 17-0075). The CC tentatively approved LU 17-0075.
  • Amending standards for Flag Lots and Private Access Lanes (LU 17-0052). The Council continued the hearing to February 6.

On January 16, the CC enacted LU 17-0075. Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR JANUARY, 2018

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER, 2017

CITY COUNCIL (CC) ACTIONS ON PLANNING ITEMS

On December 5, the CC conducted a public hearing on LU 17-0024 consisting of two ordinances: Ordinance 2757 was to amend the Zoning Map to change the zoning designation for a portion of 1770 Ridgecrest Drive from R-10 to R-15. Ordinance 2767 was to change a portion of 1774 Ridgecrest from R-15 to R-10. The Council tentatively approved Ordinance 2767 and tentatively denied Ordinance 2757.

Also on December 5 the CC conducted a public hearing and approved LU 17-0053, enacting Ordinance 2760, amending the Community Development Code to add an exception to the Street Connectivity Standard.

On December 19, the CC approved findings for LU 17-0024, enacting Ordinance 2767. The CC also appointed Vickie Hansen to the Planning Commission. Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER, 2017

Employment Opportunity

The HR Department has posted a job announcement for the position of Permit Technician II. This position will perform complex technical, accounting, permit procedures and records retention duties. This position will close on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. More information about this position can be found on the City’s Human Resources website.