Land Use Hearings

The five-member Board of County Commissioners holds legislative authority in issuing land use decisions which involve creation or revision of public policy. This includes amendments to the Clackamas County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning & Development Ordinance. The Board of County Commissioners holds public hearings prior to issuing decisions, at which time the recommendation from the Planning Commission is considered.

The Commissioners are encouraging the public to participate participate digitally  or in person at weekly Business Meetings.

All meetings start at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room
2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City map

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Land Use Hearings

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

10:00 am
Z0354-22-CP and Z0356-22-ZAP includes a proposal to change the Comprehensive Plan designation of a site from Agriculture (AG) to Forest (F), with a corresponding zone change from Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) to Timber (TBR) or Ag/Forest (AG/F).

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

10:00 am
This hearing is for consideration of File ZDO-273 (on remand), which contains amendments to the County’s Zoning & Development Ordinance (ZDO) related to the allowance of short-term rentals (STRs). These amendments are being brought before the Board to remedy issues that the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) identified through an appeal of the previously-adopted ZDO amendments related to STRs.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

10:00 am
Amendments to Comprehensive Plan Chapter 5 to add projects to the Transportation System Plan in the Damascus area.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

10:00 am
Ordinance ZDO-282 primarily contains amendments that are needed to comply with House Bill 2001 (HB2001), a bill from the 2019 OregonLegislature that mandates jurisdictions, including Clackamas County, allow people to build middle housing --duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, cottage clusters, and townhomes --in urban areas zoned for single-family detached housing. In unincorporated Clackamas County, these requirements will apply to properties in urban zoning districts R-5, R-7, R-8.5, R-10, R-15, R-20, R-30, VR-5/7, and VR-4/5.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

10:00 am
A zoning map amendment adding the Historic Landmark Overlay Zone to the subject site, creating a new Clackamas County Historic Landmark.
10:05 am
A proposal to remove the Historic Landmark (HL) overlay on the property located at 20750 Beavercreek Road.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

10:00 am
1. A Comprehensive Plan Map amendment to change the land use plan designation of the subject property from Rural (R) to Rural Industrial (RI); 2. A corresponding zone change of the subject property from Rural Residential Farm Forest 5-Acre (RRFF-5) District to Rural Industrial (RI); and 3. A partition of the subject property into two parcels.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

10:00 am
A proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment for an exception to Statewide Planning Goal 3 (Agriculture), pursuant to ORS 660, for use of the property, including an existing residence and accessory buildings, as an ‘addiction recovery farm'.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

9:30 am
Three phases of amendments to the county’s Zoning & Development Ordinance (ZDO) to provide zoning opportunities to help alleviate the housing shortage in unincorporated Clackamas County. This hearing is to consider additional options to two of the three strategies presented at the Oct. 6 meeting.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

9:30 am
Three phases of amendments to the county’s Zoning & Development Ordinance (ZDO) to provide zoning opportunities to help alleviate the housing shortage in unincorporated Clackamas County.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

9:30 am

File numbers Z0079-21-Cp and Z0080-21 ZAP contain a proposed Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment from a Forest (F) to an Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) land use designation and a corresponding zone change from Timber (TBR) to Future Urban 10-acre (FU-10) or to Urban Low Density Residential (R-30), to facilitate future development of a single family residence on a vacant property. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

9:30 am
ZDO-280 is a package of legislative text amendments to the Clackamas County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning and Development Ordinance (ZDO). The proposed amendments, included in Attachment A, respond to a directive in the adopted Long-Range Planning Work Program for 2019-2021 (Attachment B). Per the Work Program, this project, “Project O-1”, is intended to make relatively minor changes to County land use regulations that are necessary to comply with new state and federal mandates, clarify existing language, correct errors, and adopt optional provisions that require only minimal staff analysis.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

9:30 am
Planning files Z0167-21-CP and Z0168-21-ZAP contain a proposed Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment from Medium Density Residential (MDR) to High Density Residential (HDR) and a corresponding zone change from Medium Density Residential (MR-1) zone to High Density Residential (HDR) zone to facilitate a future multifamily development, subject to a separate Design Review land use approval process.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

9:30 am
ZDO Section 202 (Definitions): the definition of “dwelling unit” would be amended to make it clear that the rental of a dwelling unit on a short-term basis is allowed; and ZDO Section 833 (Guest Houses): existing text that specifically prohibits using a guest house as a source of rental income would be removed and replaced with text that makes it clear that the rental of a guest house on a short-term basis is allowed. Specific facilities allowed and not allowed in guest houses would also be clarified.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

9:30 am
Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zone Change from Medium Density Residential to Light Industrial

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9:30 am
Z0079-20-CP & Z0080-20-ZAP contain a proposal to change the Comprehensive Plan designation from Rural to Rural Industrial and to change the zoning designation of the subject property from Rural Residential Farm Forest 5-Acre, RRFF-5, to Rural Industrial (RI) to facilitate ongoing industrial operations on the site, comprised of two separate tax lots located at 23020 and 23340 SE Eagle Creek Rd.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

9:30 am
The adopted Long-Range Planning Work Program for 2019-2021 includes a project titled “Minor and Time-Sensitive ZDO Amendments”, an effort intended to make relatively minor changes to the County land use regulations that are necessary to comply with new and pending state and federal mandates, clarify existing language, correct errors, and adopt optional provisions that require only minimal analysis.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

9:30 am
Allied Homes and Development (the “Applicant”) requests a 6.42-acre expansion of the City of Sandy’s urban growth boundary (UGB).

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