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LU 13-0046: City Council Appeal of Development Review Decision on the Wizer project.

Project Background/Summary

See Notices/Announcements below for the April 15, 2015 Land Use Board of Appeals Ruling.

 

click here to go back to the development review commission decision, AUGUST, 2014
 

click here to go back to the first round of development review commission hearings, JAN/FEB, 2014

October 8, 2014

On Tuesday, October 7, the City Council adopted the Findings, Conclusion & Order granting final approval. The City Council Notice of Decision was mailed on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Project Description

The applicant for the Wizer project has filed an appeal to the City Council of the Development Review Commission’s decision to deny the applicant’s request.  The City Council is scheduled to begin the public hearing on Monday, September 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.  Additional information regarding the hearing is available in the public notice and information regarding issues raised on appeal are available in the City Council Report.  Links to both of these documents can be found below.  

 Background Information

The applicant is requesting approval of a Development Review Permit to construct a mixed use project, including 207 residential units and 36,500 square feet of commercial use in three buildings, with the following Exceptions to the Community Development Code standards:

  • Residential uses on the ground floor in EC zone [LOC 50.03.003.1.e.ii]
  • Reduced amount of storefront glazing [LOC 50.05.004.6.b.i]
  • Retail parking entrance on 1st Street [LOC 50.05.004.10.b]
  • Shared private/public parking provided on-site [LOC 50.06.002]

The applicant also is requesting removal of 25 trees to accommodate the development.

Updates

October 8, 2014

On Tuesday, October 7, the City Council adopted the Findings, Conclusion & Order granting final approval. The City Council Notice of Decision was mailed on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

September 25, 2014

LU 13-0046 (Wizer Block) Appeal of the Development Review Commission (DRC) Decision.  The City Council held public hearings on September 22, 23 and 24 to consider an appeal of the DRC’s denial of LU 13-0046 (Wizer Block), a request by Evergreen Group LLC for a Development Review Permit to construct a mixed-use project consisting of 201 residential units, 6 live/work units and 36,500 square feet of commercial use. The applicant also is requesting approval to remove 25 trees to accommodate the project.

After considerable deliberation, the Council decided to reverse the DRC’s decision and approve the project subject to the staff recommended conditions of approval as listed in the July 11, 2014, staff report.

Notice of Limitations about Materials Posted on Land Use Project Pages

The Case File Materials posted under the designated Planning Division’s Land Use Project Pages and links are:

  • For the convenience of the community and are not the official version;
  • Posted on a periodic (not daily) basis. Typically, materials are not posted until the deadline for submission has passed, in order to post all materials relating to the same deadline at the same time.
  • Materials the Project Manager has designated at the time of posting to be included in the Record before the reviewing authority– the entire contents of the Planning Division’s Case File are NOT posted.

-  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

Location

140 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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Tax Map

21E03DD08300

ID

LU 13-0046

Type

Land Use Case

Owner/Applicant

Gene Wizer (O) Evergreen Group, LLC (A)

Project Contact

Leslie Hamilton, Senior Planner

Hearing Date

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Reviewing Body

City Council

Related Meetings

Wed, Sep 24 6:00pm
Tue, Sep 23 6:00pm
Mon, Sep 22 6:00pm

Status

Inactive