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, September 20, 2018

9:30 am
Appeal of nonconforming use permit Z0167-18-E by the applicant and an opponent of the applicant. The opponent has not stated any reasons for their appeal. The applicant disagrees with the following: 1) Staff’s denial of the equestrian center (or the “large building”) in use for marijuana production; 2) Staff denial of parts of the permit that the applicant, in general, disputes. The applicant states that more information will be provided to support the verification of nonconforming use.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

9:30 am
Major residential planned unit development subdivision with 12 lots to 17 lots ranging in size from 2337 square feet to 14,119 square feet.  The 17-lot option requires approval of a zone change from R-15 to R-10 on approximately half the property and vacation of the unconstructed right of way of McNary Road adjacent to the site, and includes one, two-family (duplex) dwelling on one lot requiring conditional use permit approval and four attached single-family dwelling lots.  The remainder are single-family detached home lots.  This option includes two open space tracts with 79,246 square feet of total area; one storm water facility tract of 5423 square feet and a private street tract.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

9:30 am

Final Phase of assisted living facility, as master-plan approved through Z0282-14-D. Total development will consist of 70-units.  This Phase specifically is for 13 bed assisted living facility for 24-hour care, to include Alzheimer’s patients.  Majority of development is/will be single-story, with a small apartment on a second level for live-in caregiver.  This conditional use required because second phase is within the R-10 Zone designation, Single Family Residential.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

9:30 am
PGE North Fork communication power generation site:  new 100-foot tall lattice tower and pre-fab ground-mounted equipment building (12 feet X 12feet X 11feet).  The site is occupied by PGE’s electrical generation facility, with transmission and distribution poles, and underground and overhead electrical lines.
10:30 am
Appeal Planning Director’s decision to deny a floodplain development permit to retroactively approve an existing rip-rap wall in the floodplain and regulatory floodway of the Sandy River.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

9:30 am
Rainbow Trout Farm with existing buildings, parking, circulation, u-fish ponds, etc. has hosted events historically.  This application involves expanding that aspect of commercial uses on site.  Existing buildings may be used for storage of supplies; otherwise all activities will take place outdoors during good weather months.
11:00 am
Two unoccupied telecommunications equipment building.  The facility’s purpose is signal regeneration.  Buildings are precast concrete with scored exterior panels, approximate size each 36’ L x 12’ W x 12’ H.  The facility will be a “lights-out” unoccupied operation with no public access.  Typical service frequency is once per month.
12:00 pm
Conditional use request for boat moorage on the Willamette River at Waverly Country Club.  Proposed boat dock will be 250 feet long by eight feet wide, accessed by a two section ramp, 185 feet long, from an existing rock landing on the shoreline immediately south of the clubhouse and north of the tennis court.  Moorage will be used by club members only.

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, July 19, 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 with the panels facing south with a tilt of approximately 25 degrees (or tracking). The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

9:30 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 (or tracking).  The facility will be unoccupied with only occasional site visits by maintenance personnel.

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.