LU 22-0008: Community Development Code Amendments Related to Nonconforming Residential Developments

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a request from the City of Lake Oswego for the adoption of amendments to the Community Development Code (CDC) that will introduce new limitations on the remodeling and redevelopment of existing residences that do not conform to current CDC standards.

The proposed amendments to (Nonconforming Uses, Structures, Lots and Site Features) and (Additional Submittal Requirements), initiated by staff at the request of the Lake Oswego Neighborhood Chairs Committee, establish criteria and procedures for residential remodels and additions where the existing residence does not conform to development code standards. The changes are intended to address the impacts that demolitions and major residential additions have on the physical characteristics of the surrounding neighborhood.

Project Background / Summary: 

The Community Development Code Amendments Related to Nonconforming Residential Developments (CDC) currently allows that “Portions of a nonconforming structure that are not being altered as part of the expansion are not required to be brought into conformance. The proposed code changes require that these nonconformities not be allowed to continue when a dwelling is demolished (50% or more of the exterior walls or perimeter foundation are removed), or when the building is expanded beyond a certain threshold. Expansions of nonconforming structures beyond the newly established limit would continue to be allowed with approval of a Minor, Major, or Residential Infill Design Review Variance.

Additional background information on work sessions, updates and public outreach can be found on the planning project webpage for PP 22-0002.
 

 

Project Updates: 

 


02/22/2023

On 02/21/2023, the CIty Council made their final decision and adopted Ordinance 2891.  The ordinance becomes effective on March 23, 2023.  A link to Ordinance 2891 is available in the Public Records file.

 


02/07/2023

The City Council held a public hearing on February 7, 2023, and tentatively approved the proposed amendments as discussed during deliberations with the following modifications: strike exemptions in sub 3.a. v (1) and (4), respectively, for middle housing and affordable housing development. The City Council will make their final decision on February 21, 2023.

For more information regarding the Council's agenda and schedule, please Kari Linder, City Recorder, (503) 534-4225 or email.

 

 


01/10/2023

On Monday, January 9, 2023, the Commission adopted the Findings, Conclusions, and Order, the final recommendation.  The adopted Findings are available in the Public Records File .  The City Council public hearing is scheduled for February 7, 2023.  For more information regarding the Council's agenda and schedule, please contact Kari Linder, City Recorder, (503) 534-4225 or email.

Notices and hearing documents, can be found in the Public Records.

 

 


02/08/2023

 

The City Council held a public hearing on February 7, 2023, and tentatively approved the proposed amendments as discussed during deliberations. The City Council will make their final decision on February 7, 2023.

For more information regarding the Council's agenda and schedule, please Kari Linder, City Recorder, (503) 534-4225 or email.

 

 


12/13/2022

On December 12, the Planning Commission made a preliminary recommendation that the City Council approve the proposed amendments and directed staff to return with the draft Findings, Conclusions and Order for consideration at its next meeting on January 9, 2023.

 

  



11/03/2022

On Monday, December 12, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed amendments.  The staff report is available in the "Public Records" folder; the public hearing notice will be available on Wednesday, December 9th.  The agenda will be available ten days prior to the hearing on the meeting webpage, click here.

This meeting is available to the public on the City's YouTube Channel, on the City's website, or on Tualatin Valley Community Television. If you would like to comment or testify at an upcoming meeting, please refer to the City’s instructions for in-person and electronic (online or by phone). In order to testify electronically online or by phone, you are required to register by 12:00 noon the day of the meeting; registration will be available 10 days prior to the hearing. Pre-registration online is not required to testify in-person at City Hall, but is encouraged and appreciated for meeting preparation.

 

Project Details
ID: 
LU 22-0008
Year: 
2022
Status: 
Inactive
Project Contact: 

Scot Siegel, Community Development Director at (503) 699-7474 or ssiegel@lakeoswego.city 

Reviewing Body: 
Hearing Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
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