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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

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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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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Middle Housing

House Bill 2001 requires cities over 25,000 in population to allow the development of “middle housing” – including duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhomes and cottage clusters – within all residential zones in order to address three goals: options, supply, and diversity.

A City Council Public Hearing is scheduled for May 17 to consider draft Community Development Code amendments proposed by the City that comply with HB 2001 and are consistent with the community’s sense of place, neighborhood character, and livability.

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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

E-Mail: planning@lakeoswego.city

Tree removal questions and comments, including Type II Inquiries and comments: trees@lakeoswego.city

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Dec 12 2022 - 6:30pm

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Dec 14 2022 - 6:00pm

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Dec 16 2022 - 12:30pm

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Dec 19 2022 - 7:00pm

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Jan 4 2023 - 7:00pm

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