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.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

9:30 am
A 12-lot Major Subdivision consisting of new lots ranging in size from 6,829 sq. ft., to 9,234 sq. ft. Also proposed is 5,326 sq. ft. storm water detention tract. Access shall be from SE Whipple Ave, as well as a new private road, roughly 26.5 feet wide
1:00 pm
To use a 1,500 Sq Ft structure to operate a chiropractic clinic with massage therapy and 5-7 group yoga classes.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

9:30 am
1) Z0328-21-D-Design Review of a new small townhome development. 2) Z0330-21-M- A three-lot Partition in conjunction with a Design Review application for townhomes. 3) Z0331-21-ZAP- A Zone Chang request to change the westerly 2/3 of the property from Urban Low Density residential "R-10" to Medium Density Residential "MR-1" . The easterly 1/3 of the property is already zoned MR-1.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

9:30 am
Removal of a small, low-head dam at Eagle Fern Park to benefit salmon and steelhead, in the floodplain of Eagle Creek.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

9:30 am
Modification of File Z0527-20-R / Z0528-20-R to reduce the setback of the proposed home from 150 ft. to 100 ft. from the Mean Low Water Level of the Willamette River.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

9:30 am
Hosting events - weddings, etc. on property located at 19400 S. Redland Road

Thursday, July 22, 2021

9:30 am
Place of worship - intended to be hermitage, where monks reside and interact with the lay community. A manufactured home is located on the property and is used to house four monks and a lay supporter. Typical activity includes 4-10 visitors on weekdays and up to 20 persons once or twice a month on a weekend day. Approximately four times a year the organization has larger events attended by about 150-200 people on a weekend day.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

1:00 pm
Expansion of Hoodcourse Acres manufactured dwelling park – addition of 26 manufactured dwelling spaces. Property at 25297 E. Welches Road in Welches

Thursday, July 8, 2021

9:30 am
Placement of private, noncommercial, 35-ft. by 20-ft. / 700 sq. ft. dock in the Willamette River Greenway and floodplain.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

9:30 am
An appeal of a three lot partition to divide the subject 16.47 acre property into 3 parcels; one of approximately 8.56 acres for an existing home site (labelled as Parcel “2”), one of 3.65 acres for a new home site (labelled as Parcel “1”), and one of 4.26 acres for a new home site (labelled as Parcel “3”)

Thursday, June 3, 2021

9:30 am
Recreational vehicle park, 21-spaces; on property located at the intersection of E. Vincent Road and E. Highway 26, in Welches.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

9:30 am
Personal use airport, use existing hay field for operation of small aircraft suitable for grass field take-offs and landings.
1:00 pm
Proposes to relocate the current facilities operations from Sandy River Station to a new location at the intersection of Bull Run Rd and Waterworks Rd.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

9:30 am
Hosting Events, small family-style, cultural events and celebrations. Use existing bard for events, along with portion of existing home. Site is approximately 6.5 acres in size, located along the north side of SW Homesteader Rd and west side of SW Wilken Lane.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

9:30 am
1) Z0041-21-ZAP: A zone change from Urban Low Density Residential -- R-10 (10,000 sq. ft. average lot size) to Urban Low Density Residential -- R-7 (7,000 sq. ft. average lot size), and 2) Z0040-21-SS: A 10-lot short subdivision consisting of lots ranging in size from 5,600 square feet to 7,662 square feet. A stormwater detention facility is proposed in Tract “A”. The new lots will take access via a 26 foot wide paved private road, with sidewalks proposed on one side of the road. The subject property was the former location of florist shop, known as Mary Jean’s Flowers and Gifts.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

9:30 am
1) –Z0015-21-ZAP- A Zone Change from Urban Low Dens. Residential (R-10-10,000 sq. ft. average lot size) to Urban Low Dens. Residential (R-7- 7,000 sq. ft. average lot size) and 2) –Z0016-21-SS- a seven (7) lot subdivision, with two existing homes being retained (one on tax lot 21E12CD00200 and one on 21E12DC01500) and five new lots for new home sites. SE Merlot Road will be extended to connect with SE Southview Ave. There will also be a private access easement from the proposed extension of SE Merlot Road to serve to now parcels to the northwest. This private access strip will be contained in Tract A.
1:00 pm
The applicant proposes a Partition to divide the subject property into three parcels; One lot, the remainder lot, will contain the existing house and be 62.64 acres in size. The two new parcels will be 2 acres each, and both for new home sites.  This request is enabled pursuant to State-approval of a Ballot Measure 49 claim (ORS 195.300 - 195.336), Election No. E131385, permitting a modification of the lot sizing and dwelling criteria for the EFU zoning district.  As stated in the M49 claim this claim is valid for 10 years from the time the properties are no longer owned by the claimant, Phil H Ringle– if residential development is not established within this time frame future development will be subject to the current zoning standards at that time. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

9:30 am
The applicant proposes an accessory farmworker dwelling for a relative of the farm operator. The farmworker will assist the farm operator with a proposed Christmas tree farm.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

9:30 am
This application, Z0176-19-C, was submitted in 2019 and approved by the Hearings Officer on November 19, 2019, for a “recreational use” consisting of three outdoor artificial turf sports fields, an indoor turf training field, and an operational building containing a group training room, a concessions area, restrooms, equipment storage, and staff offices. Other facilities would include parking, an outdoor sports court, picnic area, barbeque area, playground, walking and jogging trials, an ecological observation station, runoff water retention ponds, and a septic field.  The approval was based in part on Similar Use Determination from 2017 (Z0487-17-I). A detailed summary of the procedural history associated with this application is provided in the Hearings Officer’s pre-hearing order. 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

9:30 am
1) Z0492-20-ZAP: A Zone Change from Future Urban -10 Acres (FU-10) to Urban Low Density Residential (R-7). 2) Z0493-20-SS: A 9-lot Minor Subdivision with one associated stormwater tract in the southeast corner of the lot. Access to the majority of the proposed lots shall be from the connection of SE Regency View Street to SE 132nd Ave. Access to lot 8 is proposed off of SE 131st Court. Access to lot 9 is proposed off SE 132nd Ave.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

9:30 am
20-lot Major Subdivision of two tax lots known as 21E01CC01400 and 21E01CC01500. Tax lot 21E01CC01400 (southerly tax lot) is zoned R-7 (Urban Low Density Residential), and will consist of six lots ranging in size from 7,027 square feet to 7,688 square feet. Tax Lot 21E01CC01500 (northerly lot) is zoned Medium Density Residential (MR-1) and will consist of 14 attached dwelling units with lots ranging in size from 2,013 square feet to 3,451 square feet. The subdivision will consist of two tracts; Tract A shall contain a 31 foot wide private road with sidewalk, and Tract B shall contain a storm detention facility at the Northwest corner of tax lot 21E01CC01500. Lots 1-5 shall take access directly onto Linden Lane, and the remaining lots will be served by the private road contained in Tract A (labelled on the plan set as "Reese Lane". The existing circa-1905 single family residence shall be demolished.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:30 am
1. Z0466-20-ZAP: A Zone Change from Future Urban -10 Acres (FU-10) to Urban Low Density Residential (R-8.5). 2. Z0467-20-SS: An 8-lot Minor Subdivision with one associated stormwater tract. Access to site shall be from the eastern terminus (stub) of SE Pinegrove Loop.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:30 am
To appeal the denial to operate a level three major home occupation business to provide dump truck, landscaping, and excavation services with use of a detached accessory structure to store vehicles and equipment.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

9:30 am
Zoning designation change from TBR (Timber) to AGF (Ag/Forest) to a 70.5 acre property. The applicant seeks to subsequently gain land use approvals for agricultural uses as authorized in the AGF zoning district.  
1:00 pm
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 20-acres of 94-acre property. The facility as proposed 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 located along the easterly side of Highway 213, slightly less than one-mile south of Molalla.   

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

9:30 am
Construct storage building (12,000 sq. ft.) to support district-wide operations for West Linn-Wilsonville School District.  Site is approximately 5.45 acres in size, located adjacent to the Stafford Primary School property, along SE Stafford Road at the Tualatin River.  Zone designation is RRFF-5, Rural Residential Farm/Forest.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

9:30 am
Further development at Phillip Foster Farm, to include addition of sawmill, schoolhouse and visitor center, along with modification to five (5) existing structures.   Site is approximately 5.23 acres in size, located in Eagle Creek – south side of S. Highway 211 and east side of SE Eagle Creek Road.  Zone designation for the site is split between RRFF-5/HL, Rural Residential/Historic Landmark, and RI, Rural Industrial. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

9:30 am
Hearings Officer Appeal of Z0233-20-DR

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

9:30 am
Renewal of a home occupation permit to operate a landscape and maintenance business with use of three vehicles and an area not to exceed 500 square feet in an existing detached accessory structure

Thursday, October 22, 2020

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 10-acres of 98-acre property. 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 tract is located east of Sandy near Shorty’s Corner, north side of Highway 26 (no site address), behind the old veneer mill.
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