Category Archives: Planning & Building

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.

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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.

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).

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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.