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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Hearings Officer

Thursday, March 18, 2021

9:30 am

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Proposal: 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.

Site Address: 3110 SE CONCORD RD (Tax Lot 21E12CD00200) & 16103 SE SOUTHVIEW AVE (Tax Lot 21E12DC01500)

Assessor’s Map and Tax Lot #: T2S, R 1 E, Section 12CD, Tax Lot(s) , 00200 W.M. & T2S, R 1 E, Section 12DC, Tax Lot(s) , 01500 W.M

Zoning: Urban Low Density Residential (R-10)

Staff Contact: Ben Blessing; 503-742- 4521 or bblessing@clackamas.us

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Proposal: 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. 

Appeal of Condition and findings ZDO 1007.04 – Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

Site address: 22700 S Beavercreek Rd
Assessor’s Map and Tax Lot #: T3S, R2E, Section 25, Tax Lot(s), 01400 W.M.

Zoning: Exclusive Farm Use District (EFU)

Staff contact: Liz Dance: 503-742-4524 or ldance@clackamas.us 

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.
1:00 pm
Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) Map Verification to remove HCA overlaid atop existing circa 1941 home and surrounding yard area that have been developed with residential uses for several decades. Application includes review of relationship of subject area to Willamette River floodplain, Greenway, Habitat Conservation Area District (HCAD) and Water Quality Resource Area District (WQRAD).

Thursday, October 15, 2020

9:30 am
This application was initially submitted in 2017 and was approved by the Planning Director; however, a subsequent appeal was filed with the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), which remanded the application to the Planning Director for further review, including notice to owners of property within 500 feet of the subject property. Although the applicant later sought, and received approval of, an application for a conditional use permit, that application remains on appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals and is not under review by the county at this time. The applicant is requesting authorization of a similar use, which requires an interpretation of the Zoning and Development Ordinance.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

9:30 am
Photovoltaic solar power generation facility (passive solar, panels) on 10-acres of 42.50-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 at 41690 SE Highway 26, between of S.E. Langensand and SE Firwood Rds.; Sandy area.
1:00 pm
To use 2800 square feet of existing accessory building space to store empty cans and other inventory related to the Fearless Brewing Company business and to store their company truck of 14,500 lbs GVW. An exception to the level 2 home occupation regulations of Subsections 822.04 (L)(1) for accessory building space and Subsection 822.04 (L)(3)(a) for use of a business vehicle in excess of 11,000 lbs GVW is requested.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020

9:30 am
Water storage tank/building, pump.  Site is approximately 4-miles southeast of Government Camp, along the easterly side of Highway 26 at E. Deer Fern Lane (across Hwy 26 from Wapinitia.) Zone designation for the site is RR, Recreational Residential.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

9:30 am
Construction of pump house, treatment building, well connection and transmission line from existing well at Three Nines Golf Course in Welches (ex. Rippling River.) Site is located within the Golf Course, south of Highway 26 between E. Welches Road and E. Arrah Wanna Boulevard; Welches. Zone designation for the site is OSM, Open Space Management.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

9:30 am
This application is for a modification to an approved vested right determination in File No. Z0159-20-VR concerning multiple licensed marijuana producers on a single tract zoned Exclusive Farm Use. Per the applicant, “the sole purpose of the modification is to clarify the scope of the approval and ease the implementation” of the approval.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

9:30 am
Self-storage facility, multiple buildings.  Site is approximately 3.31 acres in size, located along the south side of S. Mulino Road at Highway 213, in Mulino.   Zone designation for the site is RC, Rural Commercial.

Thursday, July 30, 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).

Thursday, July 23, 2020

9:30 am
To partition the subject property into three parcels; one with an existing home and two for new home sites. Access to the property is taken via a shared private access roadway from SE Roethe Rd.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

9:30 am
Level 3 home occupation to operate an auto mechanic business within a 1,500 sq ft detached accessory structure.

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.

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Email:zoninginfo@clackamas.us

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