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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.
  • To comply with current social distancing requirements, this public hearing will only be conducted virtually using the Zoom platform. One week before the hearing, a Zoom link to the public hearing and details on how to observe and testify online or by telephone will be available on this website: www.clackamas.us/meetings/planning/hearingsofficer
  • Applications may be viewed online at https://accela.clackamas.us/citizenaccess/. After selecting the “Planning” tab, enter the Record (File) number to search. Then scroll down and select “Attachments,” where you will find the submitted application.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

9:30 am
1) Z0001-20-SL- A 16-lot major subdivision called Ruscliff Estates. All 16 of the proposed lots, ranging in size from 3,256 sq. ft to 5,046 sq. ft., are smaller the minimum allowable lot size permitted in the R-10 zoning district. Therefore, this subdivision must also be developed as a Planned Unit Development pursuant to ZDO Sec. 1013. Most of the remaining property will be left undisturbed and contained within designated open space tracts. Also, a small seasonal creek known as Alder Creek flows northwest across the subject property. 2) Z0523-19-20, Z0524-19, & Z0525-19- A Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) review in conjunction with a 16-lot Planned Unit Development (PUD) subdivision, being concurrently reviewed under File No. Z0001-20-SL, within the Habitat Conservation Area District (HCAD).
1:00 pm
Level 3 Home Occupation to park five commercial vehicles on the property and use of 50 square feet of incidental square footage within the single family residence for office use. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

9:30 am
1) A three-parcel Partition (Z0515-19-M), each parcel being 13,320 square feet in area with one parcel retaining the existing house and garage. The other two parcels will have new home sites. 2) A Conditional Use Permit (Z0516-19-C): The applicant proposes to convert the existing house into a two-family dwelling (commonly known as a duplex), as well as construct a new two-family dwelling on each of the other two proposed parcels. 3) A Habitat Conservation Area Development permit (Z0024-20-HDA). Since the subject property contains a Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) and is the subject of both a Partition and Conditional Use request, they are all being filed concurrently pursuant to ZDO Section 706.06(C)(3) and ZDO Section 1307.06.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 14-acres of 20.65-acre property. The facility will be unoccupied with occasional site visits for maintenance.
1:00 pm
Demonstration forest: students, teachers, small woodland owners and the public can learn about forest management in relation to the Molalla River. Site approximately 21 acres in size, located along S. Dickey Prairie Road south of Feyrer Park. Use open-sided pavilion 24’ X 36’ along with single-stall toilet. Parking area.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

9:30 am
Zone Change from Farm Forest 10-Acre (FF-10) to Rural Residential Farm Forest 5-acre (RRFF-5) for a 10.09 acre parcel.  The applicant seeks to subsequently develop an additional residential home site on the subject property, following completion of a partition.
1:00 pm
Home occupation to host events (weddings, parties, etc.) Applicant plans a maximum of 50 events per year, maximum 300 guests per event. Events are proposed to be held in the large detached garage, along with some outside activities to include potential temporary use of tents. Portable restrooms are proposed. Subject property is approximately 68.42 acres in size, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of SW Wilken Ln and SW Homesteader Rd.  Current use of property is livestock farming.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

9:30 am
Replace existing ticket building with a new building for ticket sales, along with retail sales. This is Skibowl, a fully developed ski area on 960+ acres including many buildings and uses. Conditional Use required due to addition of use – retail sales, in the replaced ticket sales building. Subject property is located at 31315 E Multorpor Drive, Government Camp. Zone designation for the site is MRR, Mountain Recreational Resort.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

9:30 am
A 16-lot major subdivision called Ruscliff Estates. All 16 of the proposed lots, ranging in size from 3,256 sq. ft to  5,046 sq. ft., are smaller the minimum allowable lot size permitted in the R-10 zoning district. Therefore, this subdivision must also be developed as a Planned Unit Development pursuant to ZDO Sec. 1013. Most of the remaining property will be left undisturbed and contained within designated open space tracts. Also, a small seasonal creek known as Alder Creek flows northwest across the subject property. Associated with this creek is a Habitat Conservation Area (HCA). Since the applicant is proposing development over and across portions of the HCA, an HCA Development Permit has also been submitted, and shall be filed concurrently with this application.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

9:30 am
Replace existing ticket building with a new building for ticket sales, along with retail sales. This is Skibowl, a fully developed ski area on 960+ acres including many buildings and uses. Conditional Use required due to addition of use – retail sales, in the replaced ticket sales building. Subject property is located at 31315 E Multorpor Drive, Government Camp. Zone designation for the site is MRR, Mountain Recreational Resort.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

10:30 am
This is an appeal of a Planning Director decision partially denying a verification of a non-conforming use to ‘grandfather’ a cabin, tool shed, 2 outhouses, and fire pit.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

10:30 am
The Douglas Ridge Rifle Club proposes to construct a concrete slab and roof on an existing raised dirt shooting berm.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

9:30 am
Hosting events: wedding, parties, etc. As described this will involve renovation of two existing barns, and the construction of an accessory bathroom building. The main (lower) barn will be renovated to allow use for gatherings and will be designed to accommodate tables, chairs, music and dancing, and will include a catering prep area without cooking equipment. The smaller (upper) barn will be renovated to provide space for small meetings and will also accommodate ancillary space that may be used in conjunction with larger events. 104 parking spaces will be provided. Applicant anticipates 1-3 events per week during summer with other times of year possibly once or twice per month. 104 parking spaces to be provided to serve maximum 300 guests per event. Subject property is approximately 12.5-acres in size, located at 14275 S. Mueller Road, west of Highway 213. Zone designation for the site is EFU, Exclusive Farm Use.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

9:30 am
This application has been withdrawn
10:30 am
Appeal of conditions of approval for Design review of a new commercial building to be used as a bank. The site design includes a drive-through ATM facility. The building is approximately 3,500 square feet and the proposal includes along with new site access, parking, landscaping and other site improvements. The applicant is appealing the condition to comply with portion of the decision which requires them to comply with ODOT Facts and Findings, X-CRC-2.The meeting will be held in the Room 115 of Clackamas County's Development Services Building, located at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

9:30 am
Appeal of approval for Construction of a 7,367 sq. ft. car wash facility with a self-serve design equipped with 27 vacuum stations and a drive through car wash station. Proposed project to also include site improvements such as landscaping and signage. The car wash is proposed to operate during daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

9:30 am
Hosting events: weddings, parties, etc. As described, this will involve a maximum of six (6) events per year to begin with, possibly increasing to 16 per year later. Maximum 175 guests per event with majority in the 50-100 range. Events held outside along with possible use of tents and an existing 40’x60’ building. Portable restrooms will be on site. Subject property is approximately 21 acres in size and located at 7425 S. Hwy 211. The current use of the property is rural residential along with some farming. Zone designation for the site is EFU-Exclusive Farm Use.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

9:30 am
This is an appeal of a denial for a vested right determination.  Zoning and Development Ordinance (ZDO) Subsection 841.02(A), which became effective March 1, 2019, limits a tract in the EFU District to only one (1) premises licensed for marijuana production by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). This application requested a determination that the applicant has a vested right to have sixty (60) licensed premises on the subject property.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

9:30 am
Commercial activities in conjunction with a farm use to include sale of fresh commodities including produce and eggs from Stroupe Family Farms, along with products from other area farms.  Beef, pork, lamb, and chickens raised by Stroupe Family Farms will be custom cut into halves, etc.  New building is proposed, approximately 5,600 sq ft on site along with associated site improvements.  Property is located at 20424 SW Stafford Road, east side of Stafford just north of the I-205 freeway.  Zone designation for the site is RRFF-5, Rural Residential Farm Forest.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

9:30 am
The land use hearings officer has reopened the record on Willamette United Football Club, LLC’s (WUFC) application for a conditional use permit for a sports facility and ordered an additional hearing. The hearing has been ordered due to an objection raised by WUFC that the hearings officer engaged in ex parte contact by taking testimony relevant to the WUFC application during a September 26 hearing on File Z0263-19-TE, an appeal of a conditional use permit time extension for the Neighborhood Church/Stafford Academy. New record submissions and the new hearing shall be limited to testimony rebutting the substance of the potential ex parte contacts identified above, and testimony by any party that wishes to allege other potential procedural errors. Testimony not limited in the manner described above, including but not limited to testimony related to the merits of either the present case or the Neighborhood Church application, may be excluded by the Hearings Officer.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

9:30 am
Home Occupation to Host Events. As described, the site will be used as a venue for weddings. Events will take place on weekends (including Friday evenings) between the hours of 11:00 am and 10:00 pm. The maximum number of guests per event is listed as 200, though typically to be less. Tents may be used, along with existing building(s). The subject property is in the Fischer’s Mill area at 17951 S. Springwater Rd. just west of S. Fischer’s Mill Rd.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

9:30 am
Construction of new wine tasting and wine aging/storage building, which will have the ability to accommodate small events. New building to be approximately 4,100 sf on main level, along with 1,000 sf upper level and 5,100 sf basement for wine storage. Catering kitchen, restrooms, and changing area are shown as included components. Potential events described as wine tastings, weddings, and corporate gatherings. Subject property is site of Festive Hill Winery at 20100 SW Johnson Rd., east side of SW Johnson Rd south of SW Long Farm Road, Stafford area.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 7 acres of a 135-acre parcel. 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 my maintenance personnel. Subject tract is approximately 135 acres in size, located in the southwest quadrant of intersection of S. Claim Rd. with S. Adams Cemetery Rd.
10:30 am
Appeal of File Nos. Z0319-19-HAD and Z0320-19-SSR that propose to construct a new single-family residence in the Habitat Conservation Area District (HCAD), Water Quality Resource Area District (WQRAD) and on steep slopes.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

9:30 am
An application for a vested right determination. Zoning and Development Ordinance (ZDO) Subsection 841.02(A), which became effective March 1, 2019, limits a tract in the Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) zoning district to only one (1) premises licensed for marijuana production by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). This application requests a determination that the applicant has a vested right to have nine (9) licensed premises on the subject property.
10:30 am
Conditional Use for recreational vehicle camping facility, 18 spaces. Use up to 3 acres of approximately 7-acre property. Site is located at 21818 S. Bakers Ferry Road, approximately one mile south of Highway 224: south side S. Bakers Ferry Rd., between S. Eaden and S. Harding Roads. Current use of property is single-family residential. Zone designation for the site is RRFF-5, Rural Residential Farm Forest.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

9:30 am
Appeal of a Time Extension approval for an additional two-year period for a previously approved Conditional Use permit, Z0002-15-C, to expand the Neighborhood Church and the Stafford Academy facility.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

9:30 am
Proposed Conditional Use for Commercial activities in conjunction with farm use to authorize conversion of an existing farm stand site into a winery with processing, wine grape production, and tasting facilities on site. Existing on site buildings (a 10,000 sq. ft. building and a 4,250 sq. ft. building) will house the new wine processing and tasting room uses and up to seven acres of the property will be planted and maintained with wine grapes. Other grapes used for wine processing are proposed to be sourced from off-site locations within a 20 mile radius of the subject site.
10:30 am
**REVISED 6/27** King of Kings Lutheran Church, in coordination with the Metropolitan Alliance for the Common Good and Providence Better Outcomes through Bridges, proposes to host up to three occupied vehicles at a time for overnight parking/sleeping in the church parking lot. The program is intended to provide safe overnight shelter alternatives for houseless individuals and families. The church will provide a porta-potty and hand washing station as well as a trash receptacle, upkeep and maintenance of which will be the responsibility of the church. Vehicles will be permitted on site from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. No guests of participants will be allowed on site at any time. Nightly security patrols will help ensure that vehicles on the property are only those approved through the program. Personal items will be required to be stored in vehicles and no onsite storage will be available. Potential participants will be identified and vetted through the Clackamas County Coordinated Housing Access and must pass a background check and agree to adhere to a code of conduct. Providence will provide additional mediation services and provide services to residents.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

9:30 am
1) Z0331-19-ZAP:  A zone change from Future Urban 10-Acres (FU-10) to Urban Low Density Residential, R-7; and (2) Z0330-19-M: A Partition to divide the subject property into two parcels; one of 7,736 sq. ft. and one of 8,181 sq. ft. Both will have new home sites.

Phone:503-742-4500
Email:zoninginfo@clackamas.us

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