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Residential Demolition

Residential Demolition Definition Updated as of June 2022
Beginning June 2, 2022, 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 and fulfill neighborhood noticing requirements for demolitions. 

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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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Neighborhood Enhancement Program Grants

2022-2023 Grant Applications

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) supports neighborhoods by providing grants for projects or programs that provide a community benefit.

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Historic Resources Preservation Incentive Grant Program

Grant Applications for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 are Now Being Accepted - Applications are due by 4:00 pm on or before Friday, May 27, 2022

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Arbor Month

Arbor Day is America’s National Tree Holiday, observed on the last Friday of April to celebrate the role of trees in our lives and to promote tree planting and care. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of National Arbor Day. For the second year in a row, Governor Brown has proclaimed the entire month of April as Oregon Arbor Month, and Mayor Buck proclaimed April Lake Oswego Arbor Month, too. Click here to read the City’s proclamation.

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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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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


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