LU 19-0008: Community Development Code Amendments Related to Historic Preservation

The Department of Land Conservation and Development has amended its rules implementing Goal 5 to add protections to properties on the National Register that are not found in local land use codes.  Recent amendments to the Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 660-023-0200 Historic Resources (Rule), which establishes the rule for complying with Goal 5 for historic resources, requires updates to the Community Development Code (CDC) to ensure conformity with the new Goal 5 rules.  Statewide Planning Goal 5 addresses Natural Resources, Scenic and Historic areas, and Open Spaces.  A portion of Goal 5 provides the framework that local governments must follow in designating and protecting significant historic resources.

As a designated Certified Local Government (CLG), the City must meet certain qualifications to become and remain "certified" and thereby qualify to receive matching grants from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The SHPO Model Code identifies code provisions that are necessary to be in local land use code for the City to remain a CLG.

The Historic Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) is working on a request to amend the Historic Preservation section (LOC 50.06.009) and other related code sections to add clarity to the land use procedures for historic preservation applications and relating to HRAB’s powers and duties.

The Planning Commission will receive updates from HRAB and provide input during the process.  The Planning Commission is expected to consider the proposed amendments to the CDC in a public hearing in the fall of 2019.

Project Updates: 



Work Session #1

The Commission will consider the scope of work and timeline for proposed text amendments to the Community Development Code sections related to Historic Preservation and the citizen involvement process.

Staff Memo, 03/01/19

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Project Details
LU 19-0008
Project Contact: 

Paul Espe, Associate Planner, (503) 697-6577 or e-mail.

Reviewing Body: 
Meeting Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Mar 11 2019 - 6:30pm