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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. Here in Lake Oswego, we celebrate the entire month of April as Lake Oswego Arbor Month. Click to read the City's Arbor Month proclamation 2024.

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PP 21-0008: Urban & Community Forestry Plan Update

Next Steps in the Urban & Community Forestry Plan Update

The city’s Urban & Community Forestry Plan, first adopted in 2007, is due for an update. The City Council established a goal of updating the Plan after an update to the city’s State of the Urban Forest Report was completed in 2022. The purpose of the Urban and Community Forestry Plan is to bring together policies, practices, and plans related to Lake Oswego’s urban forest and serves as a planning and policy tool for managing our urban forest.

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PP 22-0005: Housing Needs and Production Strategies

An updated Housing Needs Analysis was adopted in October 2023, providing a forecast of Lake Oswego’s housing needs over the next 20 years. The City has since begun to analyze potential strategies to meet those needs as a part of its Housing Production Strategy, which must be adopted by the end of 2024.

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PP 22-0001: Citywide Parking Reform

On March 10, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-04, directing state agencies to reduce climate pollution. In response, the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) adopted rules in 2022 requiring that cities in the state’s eight metropolitan areas, including Portland Metro, update their comprehensive plans and development regulations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Community Development Activity Report

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

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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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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
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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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Upcoming Events

Development Review Commission

Jul 15 2024 - 7:00pm

Guided Nature Walk- Workshop

Jul 20 2024 - 8:00am

Planning Commission

Jul 22 2024 - 6:30pm

Citywide Parking Reform Community Forum: July 24 at 5:00 P.M.

Jul 24 2024 - 5:00pm

Development Review Commission

Aug 5 2024 - 7:00pm

Tree Species Identification- Workshop

Aug 10 2024 - 10:00am

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