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Planning & Building Services Activity Report

The Activity Report is a monthly snapshot of activities for the Planning & Building Departments.

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House Bills 2001 and 2003

In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed and Governor Kate Brown signed into law two bills aimed at increasing housing choices in Oregon. 

House Bill 2001 requires cities to allow “middle housing.”

House Bill 2003 requires cities to study future housing needs and develop strategies to make sure that housing is produced. 

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Historic Resources Preservation Incentive Grant Program

Grant Applications for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 are Now Being Accepted - Applications are due by 4:00 pm on or before Friday, May 28, 2021

The City of Lake Oswego is now accepting applications for historic resource rehabilitation grants for preservation and repair of historic buildings listed on the City’s Landmark Designation List (LDL). Qualifying projects can receive a grant that provides partial reimbursement of the cost to do the work.

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Business Assistance

Did you know that Lake Oswego has over two thousand businesses? These enterprises include a wide range of personal and professional services, manufacturers, and retail and restaurant establishments, among others. The retail market area of Lake Oswego contains over 130,000 residents.

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Seasonal Enclosures and Other Shelters for Commercial Uses

Lake Oswego restaurants have faced numerous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist our local restaurants, in September 2020, the Lake Oswego City Council amended the City Code to allow seasonal restaurant enclosures in commercial areas.

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Planning E-Permitting

On August 24, 2020, the Building, Planning, and Engineering Departments converted to a new unified permit management system, the Accela Oregon Model, which is hosted by the State Dept. of Business and Consumer Services-Building Codes Division. This application replaces three antiquated programs that were not integrated with one another and no longer maintained.

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Walk in Customer Hours:
Mon- Fri 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
No new applications will be received after 11:30 a.m.

Note: Planners are available by phone
M-Tu 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
W 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
Th-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Location: 2nd Floor, City Hall, 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego, 97034

Mailing Address: PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: (503) 635-0290
Fax: (503) 635-0269

Fax: (503) 635-0269

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Upcoming Events

Development Review Commission

Dec 6 2021 - 6:00pm

Historic Resources Advisory Board

Dec 8 2021 - 6:00pm

Middle Housing Community Forum #1

Dec 9 2021 - 6:30pm

Planning Commission

Dec 13 2021 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

Dec 20 2021 - 7:00pm

Planning Commission

Jan 10 2022 - 6:30pm

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