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Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning and Development Ordinance

Files listed below are proposals to amend the Comprehensive Plan and/or the Zoning and Development Ordinance. Posted materials include notices of public hearing dates and drafts of the amendments. Every effort is made to post the most recent materials; however, hearings may be rescheduled and revisions to the proposals are common.  Therefore, you are encouraged to contact the Planning and Zoning Division at (503) 742-4500, or the project manager for details. Contact information for the project manager is included in the posted hearing notice.

Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments: Adopt the City of Sandy’s Amended Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)
This is a proposal to amend the County’s Comprehensive Plan by adopting a new urban growth boundary (UGB) for the City of Sandy. The City of Sandy has proposed an expansion of approximately 493 acres to accommodate expected residential and employment land needs for the next 20 years and by approximately 125 acres for an existing city-owned park.

Proposed ZDO Amendments: Updates to the Agriculture and Forest Zoning Districts
This is a proposal to amend the County’s land use regulations for the Exclusive Farm Use, Timber and Ag/Forest zones to ensure consistency with state law. The County has a practice of periodically updating these regulations to correct errors and omissions, clarify confusing provisions, and implement changes in state laws and regulations. The last comprehensive update was done in 2014.

Proposed ZDO Amendments: Revisions to Marijuana Land Use Regulations
This is a proposal to amend the County’s marijuana land use regulations that were adopted in December 2015 in response to legalization of marijuana. Under consideration are new fencing standards and whether or not to allow the processing of marijuana concentrates and extracts in agricultural zones as well as several minor revisions to either enhance the clarity of the existing regulations or to make them conform to State law.

Z0490-13-CP, Z0491-13-ZAP
Hal’s Construction LUBA Remand
On June 12, 2014, The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved a Comprehensive Plan map change from Rural (R) to Rural Industrial (RI) and a corresponding zone change from Rural Residential Farm Forest, 5-acre (RRFF-5) to Rural Industrial (RI) for a portion of the subject properties that contains an existing construction and vehicle maintenance business. Subsequent to that approval, the decision was appealed to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), identifying a total of 10 assignments of error. On November 20, 2014, LUBA issued a decision denying three of the 10 assignments of error (four, five, and six), and remanding all, or parts, of the remaining seven assignments of error to the County. A limited portion of LUBA’s decision was appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals. On April 1, 2015, the Court affirmed LUBA’s decision to remand the decision to the County. Ooten v. Clackamas County, 270 Or. App. 214 (2015).

Case File #ZDO-259 would amend the Comprehensive Plan by adding the Monroe Neighborhood Street Design Plan to Appendix B and updating Table 5-3(a): 20-Year Capital Project list. Case file #ZDO-259 would also amend the County’s Active Transportation Plan by updating the Monroe Street route description and modifying the recommended Monroe Street facility improvements to be consistent with the Monroe Neighborhood Street Design Plan. Lastly, Case File #ZDO-259 include minor updates and clarification amendments to the county’s urban roadway cross sections: local, connector, collector and arterial roads. You are encouraged to review the draft Monroe Neighborhood Street Design Plan document and the associated draft Comprehensive Plan amendments, posted on the county’s Bikes and Pedestrians webpage.

Z0419-15-C/Z0420-15-ZAP Postponed indefinitely
BL & DJ LLC/Jerry Jones, Jr.
This application has been postponed indefinitely at the applicant’s request.
Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Agriculture to Rural Industrial with a corresponding Zone Change from Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) to Rural Industrial (RI) to allow for the storage and detailing of vehicles for eventual sale on a different site.


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