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Urban & Community Forestry Plan Update

Council Receives Report on State of the Urban Forest

On December 20, the City Council received a presentation from staff and project consultant Parametrix, Inc., on the State of the Urban Forest. The report will help the City manage the urban forest, and provide data to help inform updates to the City’s Urban and Community Forestry Plan consistent with the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. Key findings include:

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Backyard Habitat Certification Program

The Backyard Habitat Certification Program provides technical assistance and incentives to Lake Oswego residents who wish to restore native wildlife habitat in their backyards. Participants are guided through three levels of habitat restoration: silver, gold, and platinum.

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PP 22-0001: Implementation of State Requirements for Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities
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Residential Demolition

New Residential Demolition Tax and Demolition/Deconstruction Requirements Go into Effect December 15, 2022
All residential projects which remove 50% or more of the surface area of exterior walls or perimeter foundation are required to obtain a residential demolition permit, fulfill neighborhood noticing requirements for demolitions, and pay the City’s Demolition Tax.

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LU 22-0007: Middle Housing (House Bill 2001) Community Development Code Amendments

Consistent with the City Council goal to, “Conserve the community’s quality of life by planning for growth and change”, and 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,” the City of Lake Oswego is proposing to amend Chapter 50 (Community Development Code) of the Lake Oswego Code for the purpose of compliance with Oregon House Bill 2001 (2019), state legislation requiring that cities allow “middle housing”...

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Heritage Tree Program

NEW! Heritage Tree Preservation Grants: To support the long‐term preservation of designated Heritage Trees, the City is offering grants to assist property owners with costs of Heritage Tree care and maintenance services performed by qualified tree care specialists. Heritage Tree Preservation Grant funding may be used to diagnose, treat, manage and care for designated Heritage Trees. Download the application form for more information.

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