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, 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.

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