Category Archives: Planning & Building

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.

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER, 2017

CITY COUNCIL (CC) ACTIONS ON PLANNING ITEMS

On November 7 the City Council enacted Ordinance 2753, amending the CDC for purpose of the implementing the Boones Ferry Road Project (LU 17-0028), and conducted a public hearing and enacted Ordinance 2759, amending the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps from R-15 to Parks and Natural Areas for a property within Iron Mountain Park. (LU 17-0050)

On November 21 the City Council conducted a study session on the Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Overlay (LU 17-0064).

SUMMARY OF PLANNING COMMISSION (PC) ACTIONS

At its regular meeting November 13 the PC:

  • Received an update from the Forest Highlands Neighborhood Association on its proposal to amend the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps (LU 17-0078). This proposal is scheduled to come before the Planning Commission for a public hearing on January 8, 2018.
  • Adopted findings recommending City Council approval of Amendments to Local Street Connectivity Standard (LU 17-0053), Comprehensive Plan/Zoning Map Corrections at Ridgecrest Drive (LU 17-0024), and Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Overlay (LU 17-0064).

Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER, 2017

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR OCTOBER, 2017

SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (DRC) ACTIONS

At its regular meeting on October 2nd the DRC held a public hearing to consider:

LU 17-0038, a request by Banette Properties for approval of a 2-parcel Minor Partition, a Development Review Permit for a parking lot expansion, and Design Variances to reduce the buffer width between existing buildings and the parking lot. The site is located at 16444 Boones Ferry Rd. The DRC continued its hearing to and tentatively approved the application on November 6, 2017. The written Findings, Conclusions and Order will be adopted on November 20. Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR OCTOBER, 2017

Employment Opportunity

The HR Department has posted a job announcement for the position of Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector II or III. This position will inspect, evaluate and approve plumbing and mechanical installations in commercial, industrial, multi-family and single-family residential structures and premises for compliance with current State of Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code, the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, and the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code. In addition to the state codes, this position must also administer and enforce various municipal codes and ordinances. This position will close on Monday, November 20, 2017. More information about this position can be found on the City’s Human Resources website.

Employment Opportunity

The HR Department has posted a job announcement for the position of Electrical Inspector III. This position is a part time position that will inspect, evaluate and approve electrical installations in commercial, industrial, multi-family and single-family residential structures and premises for compliance with current State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Code. This position must also administer and enforce various municipal codes and ordinances. The hours for this position will average approximately 20 – 32 hours per week and has some flexibility. This position is open until filled. More information about this position can be found on the City’s Human Resources website.

Employment Opportunity

The HR Department has posted a job announcement for the position of Administrative Support II – Reception. This position is a part time position that will provide a variety of reception and administrative duties for three departments on the 3rd floor of City Hall. The position will average approximately 23 hours per week and will cover the afternoon shift, from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position will close on Thursday, November 9, 2017. More information about this position can be found on the City’s Human Resources website.

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR SEPTEMBER, 2017

SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (DRC) ACTIONS

At its regular meeting on September 6th the DRC held a public hearing to consider:

LU 17-0032, a request by Halton Development LTD for approval of a modification of a Development Review Permit (LU 99-0012) to construct a new single-family dwelling in the R-DD zone, and the removal of two trees. The site is located at 223 Furnace Street. The Commission approved this application. The Findings, Conclusions and Order were adopted on September 18.

LU 17-0049, a request by Kalberer Hotel Supply for approval of a Development Review and Conditional Use Permit modification in order to modify the existing drive-through at the McDonald’s restaurant, and the removal of two trees. The site is located at 16044 Boones Ferry Road.  The Commission approved this application. The Findings, Conclusions and Order were adopted on September 18. Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR SEPTEMBER, 2017

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST 2017

SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (DRC) ACTIONS

At their regular meeting on August 7 the Development Review Commission held a public hearing to consider:

LU 17-0016, An appeal of the staff decision of approval for Mission Homes Northwest LLC, requesting a minor partition creating one flag lot and removal of 13 trees to construct improvements. The site is located at 13209 Amber Place. The DRC tentatively upheld the staff decision to approve this application with conditions.

August 14th the DRC held a special meeting to adopt the Findings, Conclusions and Order approving LU 17-0016.

At their regular meeting on August 21 the Development Review Commission held a public hearing to consider:

LU 17-0032, a request by Halton Development LTD for approval of a modification of a Development Review Permit (LU 99-0012) to construct a new single-family dwelling in the R-DD zone, and the removal of two trees. The site is located at 223 Furnace Street. This hearing was continued to Wednesday, September 6th for additional information regarding the dormer styles proposed.

SUMMARY OF PLANNING COMMISSION (PC) ACTIONS

On August 14, the PC adopted the Findings, Conclusion and Order for amendments to the Downtown Redevelopment Design (DRD) District Variance Criteria (LU 17-0039). The Commission also reviewed the list of items that did not make it onto the 2017 Planning Commission/Commission for Citizen Involvement Work Program, but which may be revisited during Fall goalsetting.

On August 24, the PC held a public hearing on Community Development Code amendments to implement the Boones Ferry Road capital improvement project (LU 17-0028), approving the proposal and directing staff to prepare Findings, Conclusion and Order for adoption on September 11.   The Commission also held a third work session on a proposal by the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), for potential code amendments that would provide a process for facilitating required upgrades to the Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (TCWTP) (PP 16-0007). The Commission reviewed and provided feedback on a first draft of overlay code language.

Last, in their role as the Commission for Citizen Involvement, the PC received an update on the Woodmont Park Master Plan process. Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST 2017