Hearings Officer

The Land Use Hearings Officer is an impartial third party contracted by the County to hear quasi-judicial land use applications that require the judgment and discretion in applying the Clackamas County Code, Zoning & Development Ordinance, Clackamas County Comprehensive Plan, and other criteria under State law. The Hearings Officer may impose conditions of approval to varying degrees to land use applications in order for the application to comply with County and State regulations and to minimize impacts to surrounding properties. Hearings are held in the Development Services Building auditorium at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545.

Development Services Building Auditorium, 
150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City map
Items will not begin before the time noted, but may begin later depending on the length of preceding items. Interested parties may appear and be heard during the hearing in the Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Applications may be inspected in the Planning Division office, located at the same address. Please direct all calls and/or correspondence to the staff contact indicated below.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12-acres with photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven six to 10 feet into the ground.  Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation, and panels will face south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees (or tracking).  The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.
11:00 am
Appeal of Planning Director’s denial to continue operation of a Level 3 Home Occupation to operate a construction company office and storage of materials. Land use decision based on findings of non-compliance with conditions of approval in previous land use decisions.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12 acres with photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven 6 to 10 feet into the ground. Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation and the panels will face south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees. The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel
11:00 am
1.  Z0067-18-SL – A 17-lot planned unit development major single-family residential subdivision.  Proposed lots will range in size from 4,728 square feet to 8,621 square feet. 
2.  Z0068-18-HCA - A Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) Development Permit.   A mapped HCA overlay area contains two wetland areas and a drainage course that runs north, through the northeasterly portion of the subject property, toward Kellogg Creek.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

9:30 am
A new Home Occupation Permit application to authorize the operation of an online motorcycle parts sales business in no more than 2,900 square feet of an existing 3,456-square-foot accessory structure on the subject property. This property has already been used for a similar permitted home occupation; however, a new permit application is necessary because the primary business operator is proposed to change to this permit’s applicant. This new operation will have no more than two employees, have no exterior signage, and operate entirely indoors between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Customers would not visit the property; rather, orders for parts made online will be filled at the subject property and shipped to purchasers.
10:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12-acres. The facility will consist of photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven six to ten feet into the ground. Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation and the panels will face south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees. The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.
11:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12-acres. The facility will consist of photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven six to ten feet into the ground. Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation and the panels will face south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees. The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

9:30 am
Passive photovoltaic (solar, up to 10 MW), approximately 70 acres, along with commercial apiary (honeybees, up to 100 colonies). Aside from collectors and hives, no particular structures involved.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12 acres with photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven 6-10 feet into the ground.  Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation and the panels will face south with a fixed tilt of approximately 25 degrees or be single-axis trackers.  The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 10 acres with photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven 6-10 feet into the ground. Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation, with the panels will facing south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees (or tracking). The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.
10:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12 acres with photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven 6-10 feet into the ground. Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation, with the panels facing south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees. The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

9:30 am
Wireless antenna/equipment – roof-mounted on Resort at the Mountain. The single antenna is shown as extending 8 feet above the existing roof line.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

9:30 am
Passive photovoltaic (solar, up to 10 MW), along with commercial apiary (up to 100 colonies of honey bees). Aside from collectors and hives, no particular structures involved.
11:00 am
Appeal of the Planning Director’s decision to deny their application for a permit for a landscape and maintenance home occupation at the subject property because the application did not satisfy Zoning and Development Ordinance criteria related to building space, on-site parking, Building Code compliance and property access.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

9:30 am
Hosting up to 10 outside events per year, e.g. weddings, reunions.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

9:30 am
Use property for events such as weddings, family reunions, company picnics, etc. Area available is an open 12,000-square-foot grass lawn and landscaped area surrounded by several acres of natural growth woodlands. Expect up to 200 guests per event, maximum two events per week typically on weekend days; mid-June through August, for total of 15-20 events per year.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

9:30 am
Appeal of an Alteration of Nonconforming Use, the Oregon Candy Farm, to allow recreational marijuana production within the existing 4,500-square-foot warehouse structure currently used as a marijuana edible processing facility.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

9:30 am
Clackamas River Water proposes to construct a 1,600 square-foot, single story slab-on-grade pump station for potable water, along with a 400 square-foot surge tank building and associated transmission line. This proposal also involves a land partition to create a new parcel of approximately 0.25 acres to support the new use, leaving approximately 4.75 acres for the remaining parcel.
9:30 am
Clackamas River Water proposes to construct a 1,600 square-foot, single story slab-on-grade pump station for potable water, along with a 400 square-foot surge tank building and associated transmission line. This proposal also involves a land partition to create a new parcel of approximately 0.25 acres to support the new use, leaving approximately 4.75 acres for the remaining parcel.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

9:30 am
Appeal of land use permit Z0558-17 based on the following: 1) The appellant disagrees on the timing of the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, 2) The standards of proof used to demonstrate the greenhouses were built by March 1, 2016, 3) The greenhouses and containers can be brought into compliance by a modification of Conditional Use.
11:00 am
Appeal of Planning Director denial of an application for an accessory farmworker dwelling for a relative.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

9:30 am
Home Occupation Exception to exceed the maximum building square footage limits for Advantage Business Productions Inc., a printing company that produces banners, signs and tags for grocery stores.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

9:30 am
Modifications/remodel at Sunnyside Elementary School, to include both additions and major updating of interior spaces: office addition will be constructed south of cafeteria, two existing modular buildings will be replaced by the addition of four classroom on the north side of the school building; seismic retrofit and other interior work. Effort includes major re-working of parking and circulation on site. Sunnyside Elementary has been in place since before zoning, with several additions and modifications approved by the County since 1975.
11:00 am
Variance to the minimum 10-foot rear-yard setback requirement to site a proposed 475-square-foot, 19-foot-tall accessory structure as close as five feet from the rear (southeastern) property.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

9:30 am
Develop new headquarters along with agricultural and ranching community on a site of approximately 15 acres, with a 12,000-square-foot, single-story building housing offices, etc. Remainder of property to be used for demonstration projects promoting and educating the community on pond, stream and wetland management techniques.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12-acres with photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven 6-10 feet into the ground. Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation and the panels will face south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees. The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

9:30 am
(1) A 55-lot flexible lot size single-family residential major subdivision with a 1.47ac. open space/stormwater management tract at the south end. Three new public street sections are proposed to connect the new homes sites to SE Kuehn Rd. The proposed lots range in size from 8,000 square feet to 12,712 square feet; and (2) A Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) development permit in conjunction with land use file Z0575-17. The southerly 200 feet of the existing farm (on tax lot 22E06BD00100) contains a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), steep slopes, Clackamas County Service District #1 (CCSD#1) water quality buffers, and an HCA overlay. The applicant proposes to place all these sensitive areas within one open space tract, thus creating a development restriction on the entirety of the tract (except for necessary storm water management facilities).
11:00 am
Appeal of preliminary approval to operate a bed and breakfast homestay business under the Level 2 home occupation criterion.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12 acres with photovoltaic modules supported by stationary piles driven 6-10 feet into the ground. Each row of panels will be strung together in an east-west orientation, and the panels will face south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees. The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.
11:00 am
A 34-lot, planned unit development, single-family residential major subdivision with nine single-family attached dwelling units, four open space tracts (three for storm water management), and two private roads. The existing radio transmission tower and related facilities will remain. The lot sizes range from 1600 square feet (attached dwelling lots) to 8,975 square feet.