Hearings Officer

The Land Use Hearings Officer is an impartial third party contracted by the county to hear land-use applications that require judgment and discretion in applying the Clackamas County Zoning and Development Ordinance, as well as the Clackamas County Comprehensive Plan and other criteria under State law. The Hearings Officer may impose conditions in order for the application to comply with county and state regulations and to minimize impacts to surrounding properties.

  • Hearings will not begin before the time noted but may begin later depending on the length of prior items. 
  • Any interested person may attend the hearing to listen or testify.  Hearings are held in the Development Services Building Auditorium at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. 
  • Applications may be inspected in the Planning Division office, located at the same address.
  • Please direct questions to the staff planner, whose contact information is found by selecting the file number below.
  • Clackamas County is committed to providing access and will make reasonable accommodations, modifications, or provide translation, interpretation or other services upon request. Please contact us at least three business days before the meeting at 503-742-4696 or email swilliams@clackamas.us.
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

9:30 am
Facility for child care for up to 34 children and 4 employees with a new building of approximately 1,980 square feet. Facility operates generally between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m,. Monday through Friday.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12 acres of a 100-acre parcel, 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 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.
10:30 am
Modification to previous Conditional Use approval, Z0226-15-C, to allow event hosting under the title of “Agri-tourism.”  The earlier conditional use provided for a winery/brewery along with tasting room and sales.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

9:30 am
A Level 3 home occupation exception to operate a septic service business and take exception to the number of employees (subsection 822.04(b), allowed square footage of storage (subsection 822.04(f)), building square footage (subsection 822.04(l)(i)) and number of vehicles (subsection 822.04(l)(3))
10:30 am
Facility for youth sports with three outdoor lighted sports fields suitable for soccer, baseball, football, lacrosse, etc. and an indoor turf training field for a variety of indoor sports. The 24-acre subject property contains two dilapidated homes that will be removed as part of this proposed development. Site is owned by SouthLake Church, adjacent to the north though the proposed use will be separate.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

9:30 am
Appeal of the Heirloom Development – currently 17 lots of record, approximately 13 acres and proposed as a 284-unit multifamily development with 10 residential buildings and one community, recreation and management building. The proposed site is adjacent to Johnson Creek and within the Habitat Conservation Area; the associated development adjacent to and within the HCA is reviewed concurrently through Z0086-19 HBV & Z0141 HDA.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

9:30 am
Storage building, 60’ X 96’ X 14’, for use in conjunction with Colton Telephone operations on adjacent property.   Building will be for storage of vehicles, cable, etc to keep such out of the weather and to prevent theft.  Subject property is at 20951 S. Highway 211, adjacent to the west/north of existing facility at 20983 S. Highway 211.  Property is within the rural community of Colton, and zoned RC, Rural Commercial.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

11:00 am
(1) File No. Z0172-19 – A zone change from the current split-zoning of FU-10 in part and R-8.5 in part, to R-7 for the entirety of the subject property; and (2) File No. Z0171-19 – An eight-lot minor subdivision for one existing home and seven new home sites.  Project will include an extension of SE 131st Ave. through the site. 
1:00 pm
An appeal of a Planning Director’s decision approving a Partition to divide the subject property into two parcels; one of 0.83 ac. with an existing home and one of 0.41 ac. to provide a separate parcel for a second lawfully established dwelling unit.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

9:30 am
Equine-assisted activities, to include a new covered area – 48 feet X 60 feet with an additional 15-foot X 48-foot lean-to.  Activities center around equine-assisted learning, small workshops and equine-assisted therapy.  Majority of activities will involve one therapist, one equine specialist and one participant.  Hours typically between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. with occasional evenings.
11:00 am
Appeal of Alteration of a Nonconforming Use to authorize an existing facility’s modification and use for what the applicant variously describes as a bakery and food processing business, shared commissary kitchens, and food wholesaling and delivery.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

9:30 am
Commercial activity in conjunction with farm use: process hemp biomass, drying and storage using two existing 50-foot X 120-foot buildings.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

10:30 am
Commercial activity in conjunction with farm use: craft distillery in 3,487-square-foot renovated barn. Maximum number of employees listed as 2, when in operation. Private meetings once a month with 10-12 people.
11:30 am
Hosting events: wedding, parties, etc. A maximum of 14 events per year, June through September, maximum 100 guests per event. Events held outside along with possible use of existing 40-foot x 60-foot building. Portable restrooms. Two employees (residents of property.)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

10:30 am
Expand existing ski/snowboard/skate camp on 27.6 acres from currently approved up to 100 attendees, to up to 250.  Other proposed modifications include providing public access, existing indoor skate and trampoline facility, and mountain biking trails, potential chairlift to top of Wildcat Mountain and zip-lines. 
12:00 pm
The applicant has appealed the Planning Director Denial of a land use application to operate a Public Park and Playground on several parcels and for the development of new recreation trails, a parking lot, and supporting amenities.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

10:30 am
Continued to allow applicant to provide additional information on noise study and number of proposed events.  Proposal for home occupation to host events such as weddings, office gatherings, etc.  Events are expected on weekends June – September, with a maximum of 15 events per year and up to 120 people per event. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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; the 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.
10:30 am
Appeal of Planning Director decision Z0561-18-PDR denying proposal to place solar panels on roof of historic landmark home (Isabelle Rupert House)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

1:30 am
Expansion of Clackamas County Children’s Commission Head Start pre-school. The 3.16-acre site with original use of church began in 1964. Head Start was granted conditional use approval to convert the facility in 2002. This current proposal would build-out the pre-school facilities and add approximately 3,855 square feet including new classrooms, covered circulation and administrative office.
3:00 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12 acres of a 44.54-acre parcel 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; the 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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

1:30 am
Home Occupation to Host Events -- weddings, picnics, corporate gatherings, etc.  220 maximum number of guests/event, with a maximum of 48 events/year. Majority of events expected on weekends during spring and summer, and will be held outside. Possible use of tents depending on weather.  Property is approximately 4.6 acres.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

1:30 am
Appeal of Marijuana Concentrate Processing Facility decision issued January 14, 2019.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

1:30 am
Nursing home; 20 residents and full-time staff for total of 27 people. Site is currently operated as a 15-bed memory care facility. This would increase the number of beds/residents to 20. No change in footprint or exterior use areas: interior remodel to provide for five additional residents.
2:30 am
Hosting events, including weddings. Propose use of a barn structure, parking lot and other outside use areas. Weekend use only, maximum 150 guests with other limitations as per ZDO Section 806. Subject property is approximately 20 acres.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

1:30 am
Hosting events, to include weddings, etc.  Proposed development includes use of a barn structure, parking lot and other outside use areas.  Maximum 200 guests with other limitations as per ZDO Section 806.
3:00 am
Appeal of Planning Director approval with conditions to build a 40 unit multi-family apartment and associated site improvements including access, parking, landscape and tenant amenity spaces. Mix of residential units proposed to include 24 studios (398 sq ft) and 16 one-bedroom units (598 sq ft).
5:00 am
Appeal of Z0466-18-R -- staff approval on Setback Exceptions listed in ZDO Sec. 704.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1:30 am
Duplex on existing lot of record; east side of SE Douglas Fir Court north of SE Pinehurst Avenue
2:45 am
(1) Z0556-18-M: Partition to divide subject property into two parcels; one of 10,324 square feet with an existing home and one of 14,940 square feet for a new home site; and (2) Z0557-18-ZAP:  Zone change from current R-20 to R-7.