From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274 ellenrog@clackamas.us Date: 11-05-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Planning Commission recommends approval of proposed Clackamas County Transportation System Plan; Board hearings set for December

The Clackamas County Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed Transportation System Plan (TSP), with amendments, at its meeting on Nov. 4. The recommendation will be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for its consideration.

The Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings on the TSP before taking final action in December. Two public hearings will be held in the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, and 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The public is encouraged to comment on the proposed TSP at one of the public hearings or by submitting comments in writing, no later than noon, Dec. 11, to senior planner Martha Fritzie at mfritzie@clackamas.us or 150 Beavercreek Rd., Oregon City, OR, 97045.

The proposed TSP includes transportation projects needed throughout unincorporated Clackamas County over the next 20 years and related policies. The TSP was developed over the past two years with extensive public outreach and the leadership of a 22-member public advisory committee.

The planning commission approved several amendments to the proposed TSP based on input received from community organizations and the public at a public hearing Oct. 28. The changes included:

  • Changing a road realignment project in Mulino to working with partners and the community to respond to concerns about the safety of school children;
  • Moving a bridge project in Molalla to a higher priorities because of flooding concerns;
  • Removing a project for a multiuse trail (the Mulino Trail), and
  • Moving to high priority designation the installation of sidewalks within one-quarter mile of schools in the Clackamas/Thiessen/Webster/Johnson road area.

 

Once adopted, the TSP will be part of the Comprehensive Plan, and Zoning and Development Ordinance (ZDO). The draft text is at http://www.clackamas.us/planning/zdoproposed.html. More information is available on the project website at www.clackamascountytsp.com.

For more information, contact Transportation Planning Supervisor Karen Buehrig at karenb@co.clackamas.or.us or 503-742-4683.

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