LU 22-0031: Mitigation for Ministerial Development
The Planning Commission is reviewing conceptual recommendations for a new process to require the mitigation of impacts on public infrastructure through the provision of public improvements to offset the impacts of ministerial development.
These recommendations are being developed in order to comply with ORS 197.307(4) (“clear and objective standards for housing”) and as a follow-up to the City Council’s recent adoption of code amendments to comply with the middle housing requirements of House Bill 2001 (HB 2001). Now that the HB 2001 code amendments are effective, middle housing – including duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhouses, and cottage clusters – may be permitted under what is termed a ministerial process in the development code. This process will be used in the future instead of the minor development process previously used by the City for the approval of structures containing three-or-more dwellings – which requires more extensive review. Due to the fact that the HB 2001 code amendments did not include changes to provide the City with the opportunity to require mitigation for ministerial development, staff is recommending that code amendments be adopted to establish a process to apply such mitigation to all ministerial development.
This effort is based on the City Council goal to “Conserve the community’s quality of life by planning for change and growth”, and specifically, the Council Initiative, to “Adopt codes that comply with HB 2001 that are consistent with the community’s sense of place, neighborhood character, and livability.” Although adopting ministerial mitigation requirements is not a required element of HB 2001, it is consistent with direction provided by City Council and the Planning Commission to develop a new process to provide public infrastructure to accommodate added density.
On June 6, 2023, the CIty Council made their final decision and adopted Ordinance 2908. The ordinance becomes effective on July 6, 2023. A link to Ordinance 2908 is available in the Public Records.
The City Council held a public hearing on May 16, 2023, and tentatively approved the proposed amendments as discussed during deliberations. The City Council will make their final decision on June 6, 2023.
For more information regarding the Council's agenda and schedule, please Kari Linder, City Recorder, (503) 534-4225 or email.
On Monday, April 24, 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 May 16. 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.
At the City Council meeting on October 18, 2022 the Planning Commission was instructed to return with more information in order to weigh the pros and cons of the decision.
The Planning Commission will meet on Monday, April 24,20223 to continue deliberations during the review of the draft Findings, Conclusion and Order.
Material for this meeting will be available in the Public Records Folder.
On Monday, October 10, 2022, the Commission made a tentative decision to recommend to Council approval of the proposed amendments. The Commission is scheduled to consider adoption of the Findings, Conclusions and Order (final recommendation) at its meeting on Tuesday, October 25th.
10/10/2022 - Public Hearing
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed amendments.
The public hearing notice and staff report are available in the Public Records Folder.
To visit the Planning Commission meeting webpage and view the agenda and video (when available), click here.
Instructions on how to comment and participate are provided in the notice.
07/25/2022 - Work Session #1
The Planning Commission will review conceptual recommendations prepared by staff for a new process to require the mitigation of impacts on public infrastructure through the provision of public improvements to offset the impacts of ministerial development.
Documents are available in "Public Records" file, click here.
Erik Olson, Long Range Planning Manager
(503) 697-6524 or email@example.com