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, 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.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

9:30 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.
11:00 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

9:30 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

9:30 am
Appeal of Marijuana Concentrate Processing Facility decision issued January 14, 2019.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

9:30 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.
10:30 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

9:30 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.
11:00 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).
1:00 pm
Appeal of Z0466-18-R -- staff approval on Setback Exceptions listed in ZDO Sec. 704.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:30 am
Duplex on existing lot of record; east side of SE Douglas Fir Court north of SE Pinehurst Avenue
10:45 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.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

9:30 am
Hosting events, such as weddings, memorial celebrations and significant family gatherings.  Number of guests will vary from 5 to 300.  Majority of events expected to occur on weekends, with some in the existing residence and others outside.  Possible use of tents.  Parking associated with the use is not expected to exceed 60 vehicles.
11:00 am
Appeal to denial of a multi-dwelling land division to divide one lot of record with two dwellings into two parcels, each with one dwelling.  One of the dwellings does not meet the replacement criteria under subsection 406.05(D)(1).

Thursday, January 3, 2019

9:30 am
Home occupation to host events such as weddings, office gatherings, etc. expected to occur on weekends June – September, with a maximum of 15 events per year and up to 120 people per event. Subject property is approximately seven acres.
11:00 am
Appeal of approval of a proposed new 180 foot lattice tower wireless communications facility and a 50 by 50 foot fenced equipment area for essential public communications services.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

1:00 pm
Appeal of Planning Director’s decision to approve construction of a 126,360-square-foot concrete tilt-up warehouse/office building and associated site work

Thursday, December 20, 2018

9:30 am
Nursing home; 20 residents and full-time staff for total of 27 people. Site is currently a 15-bed memory care facility. This would increase the number of beds/residents to 20 with no change in footprint or exterior use areas; just interior remodel to provide for five additional residents.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12 acres of 32-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 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.
11:00 am
1) Z0520-18-ZAP: A zone change from Urban Low Density Residential, R-10 to Urban Low Density Residential, R-7; and (2) A partition to divide the subject property into two parcels for home sites.
1:00 pm
Appeal of recommended approval of a 484-square-foot home occupation to be located on the second floor of a new garage.  The home occupation will operate out of a temporary, 8-foot x 40-foot structure located northeast of the home until the new garage/office building for the home occupation is completed. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 12 acres of a 32-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 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, November 1, 2018

9:30 am
Appeal of a Planning Director’s decision denying a proposed Alteration of a Non-conforming Use, a restaurant use, to permit use of a previously-permitted outdoor patron seating area for amplified and unamplified musical performances in the wooded area south of the main structure from11 am to 10 pm daily. Currently only unamplified music is permitted during specific hours. Address: 20189 S. Springwater Rd., Estacada, OR 97023

Thursday, October 18, 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 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.
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 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, October 4, 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 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 (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 98-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. Subject property is approximately 900 acres, composed of multiple tax lots in several sections.
12:30 pm
Colton CPO is appealing Planning Director’s decision with land use permit Z0265-18-E. They assert that recreational marijuana has never been allowed in the RA-2 zoning district.

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.
11:00 am
Appeal of Home Occupation Decision for Renewal for Auto Truck Repair business.