Category Archives: Planning & Building

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

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR JULY 2017

SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (DRC) ACTIONS

At their regular meeting on July 17 the DRC held one public hearing to consider:

TR 499-17-02043 [AP 17-05], An appeal of the tentative decision by the Planning & Building Services Department on a Type II tree removal application to remove 13 trees in order to construct a new single-family dwelling at 1053 C Ave. Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR JULY 2017

Short Term Home Rentals Are Illegal in Residential Areas

Recently the Planning Commission and the City Council explored allowing the short term rental of homes in the residential areas of Lake Oswego. Based upon these discussions, and the citizen comments received, the City Council decided to continue to permit short term rental stays only in commercial areas.

In residential areas the rental of a home, a guest room, etc. will remain limited to a stay of 30 days or longer. The rental of a guest room or other overnight stay for less than 30 days must occur in a hotel or similar business in a commercial area.

Please direct questions and complaints to Bill Youngblood, Code Enforcement Specialist, at byoungblood@ci.oswego.or.us or Ph 503-699-7473. When forwarding a complaint please provide an address and link to the advertisement for the short term rental.

PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR JUNE 2017

SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (DRC) ACTIONS

At its regular meeting on June 5, the DRC held a public hearing to consider:

LU 17-0034, a request by the Lake Oswego Corporation for a Modification of a Development Review Permit in order to construct additions to the Lake Corporation buildings.  The site is located at 700 McVey Avenue, (21E10DB00200). Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR JUNE 2017

PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT AVAILABLE – JUNE 16, 2017

The Planning Department is accepting written comments to assist in the preparation of a Public Hearing Draft of proposed Community Development Code amendments (LU 17-0039) that address design variances within the Downtown Redevelopment Design District (DDRD). All written comments received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 7, 2017, will be considered in preparing the Public Hearing Draft of the proposal for the Planning Commission hearing on July 24, 2017.

To view the Public Review Draft, click here.