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City Commission approves Final Reading of the Ordinance adopting South End Concept Plan - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On April 16, 2014, after reviewing all of the evidence in the record and considering all of the evidence and arguments made by property owners and interested citizens, the City Commission concluded that the South End Concept Plan had met all of the requirements of Metro Title 11 and each applicable section of the Oregon City Municipal Code and Oregon City Comprehensive Plan and voted 3-2 to approve the second reading of Ordinance 13-1016.
        
On April 16, 2014, after reviewing all of the evidence in the record and considering all of the evidence and arguments made by property owners and interested citizens, the City Commission concluded that the South End Concept Plan code amendments had met all of the requirements of Metro Title 11 and each applicable section of the Oregon City Municipal Code and Oregon City Comprehensive Plan and voted 4-1 to approve the second reading of Ordinance 13-1017.

The South End Concept Plan, adopting ordinance, staff report and findings of fact are available at the Oregon City Community Development Department, which is located at 221 Molalla Avenue, for review, Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm, and by Appointment on Friday 8am to 5pm.  Copies of these documents are available (for a fee) upon request. The documents may also be downloaded from the Web at www.southendconceptplan.org for no charge.

Notice of Final Decision. Not later than five days following the city commission final decision, the planning manager shall mail notice of the decision to DLCD in accordance with ORS 197.615(2). (Ord. 98-1008 §1(part), 1998).  The city commission decision is the city’s final decision and is appealable to the land use board of appeals (LUBA) within twenty-one days of when it becomes final.  

The final adopted plan and documents may be downloaded at the followinng link

 http://www.southendconceptplan.org/documents/final-adopted-plan-documents/

 

Also, you may go to the following website link to download all Planning Commission and City Commission agendas and meeting materials.

https://oregon-city.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

 

Thanks to all of our Community Advisory Team members!!!

Draft South End Concept Plan Available for Review!

Building on hundreds of community comments, maps, and ideas, the Draft South End Concept Plan is ready for review.  The Concept Plan is built on the South End Community Values:

  • Rural Character
  • Livable
  • Sense of Place
  • Environmental Quality
  • Excellent Schools

 Its purpose is to guide future growth and development and implement the vision: “Oregon City’s South End is a safe, vibrant and diverse community.  Parks, plazas and other public gathering places strengthen the sense of community and connectedness.  A variety of housing choices and amenities are the foundation of great neighborhoods for people of all ages.  South End’s historic rural character is retained through a variety of means.  Streams, trees, wetlands and wildlife habitat are protected and enhanced through a network of natural areas.  As one center of community, McLoughlin Elementary School is a hub of learning and information exchange.  Paths, trails and family friendly streets provide safe travel for all. Several transportation options are available and connect South End to downtown Oregon City and the region.”

Download the Final Draft South End Concept Plan and appendices here

Download the Draft Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Code Amendments here

The final step before formal public hearings begin is to complete amendments and revisions to the City’s comprehensive plan and development code.  The citizen-based Community Advisory Team will meet on Monday, November 4th at 6 pm in the McLoughlin Elementary library for final review of the Concept Plan and implementation measures.  The Planning Commission and City Commission will hold a joint worksession on November 12.  The first public hearing is expected to be held at the Planning Commission meeting at 7pm on November 25th at Commission Chambers (625 Center Street).

We encourage you to stay engaged and help shape the future of South End!

Written comments on the plan may be sent via regular mail or email.

Written Comments should be sent to:

Pete Walter, Associate Planner

221 Molalla Ave, Ste. 200,

Oregon City, OR 97045

For more information contact Pete Walter, the City’s project manager, by email at pwalter@orcity.org or by phone at (503) 496-1568.

 

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