Update on the Lake Oswego Code Streamlining and Updates Project

Posted Mon, 03/04/2013 - 6:18pm

Upcoming Meetings

Staff and the project consultants are in the process of drafting code language for the following commercial components of this project:

• Commercial Zone Consolidation
• Commercial Use Table Streamlining
• Removing Barriers to Mixed Use Development

A study session will be held with the Planning and Development Review Commissions on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber to review the draft code language. The project Advisory Committee will also meet from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on April 11th in the Council Chamber to review the draft code language. Both meetings are open to the public to observe.

Online Comment Form

Due to technical difficulties, we have removed the online comment form that related to the Public Open House that was held in December 2012. That comment form was formulated specifically to the concepts presented at each “station” at the open house. Two of these initial concepts (10’ height increase in the West Lake Grove zones, and a parking modifier that would reduce the parking requirement for mixed use developments with housing) have been dropped from the project and several of the other concepts are being revised and refined based on feedback we have received from the Advisory Committee, Planning and Development Review Commissions and the public. We sincerely apologize for any technical difficulties you experienced with the comment form.

Comments and feedback on this project are still welcome and encouraged. Written comments may be mailed or emailed to Jessica Numanoglu or Sarah Selden.
The Community Development Code Streamlining and Updates project continues the work of the 2010 Community Development Code Audit and the Phase 1 Code Reorganization project completed last year. It also supports the We Love Lake Oswego Comprehensive Plan Update. The goal of this initiative is to make the Code more clear, concise, adaptable and user-friendly.  The updates are also intended to facilitate future housing and job growth in existing commercial and mixed use areas instead of in low density neighborhoods.

More information about this project can be found at: