You are invited to the June 1 community meeting and strawberry social!
Part 2 of the Forum on the Future of South End will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 10am to 2pm on the fields of McLoughlin Elementary, 19230 South End Road. Enjoy strawberries and ice cream while reviewing the draft South End concept map and comment on the future location and design of parks, homes, roads, pathways and other land uses.
Thank You to everyone who participated in Part 1 of the Forum. More than 80 people attended on April 13th and nearly 50 more people completed the online survey. We will be posting a summary of your comments soon. The comments will be used to create a draft South End concept map that combines the best ideas from the three preliminary alternatives.
The second on-line interactive forum is now closed.
The three design scenarios and descriptions are now posted at Project Documents.
For more meeting details, please click on the "Meetings" link to the right. Thank you!
Thank you all for attending the February 27 Workshop!
Thanks to all who attended the February 27 community workshop for the South End Concept Plan. It was a great success! Over 100 community members participated in the event and played a planning game that resulted in 18 broad conceptual designs for the future of South End. These community designs will help guide the next steps in this process.
Planning for the future of South End
Portions of the South End area were most recently added to the urban growth boundary in 2002. The City and a Community Advisory Team are developing a Concept Plan for future growth and development. Please participate in this important planning effort!
In this video, Mayor Doug Neeley encourages Oregon City and South End residents to get involved!
For all the latest news - click the Latest News link to the right!
In 2002, the Metropolitan Service District amended the Metro urban growth boundary to incorporate land within the South End Area of Oregon City, bringing approximately 188 new acres of land into the urban growth boundary for Oregon City. In addition, the project area includes approximately 290 acres of land not yet annexed into the city.
Following community input, the South End Concept Plan must be adopted by the Oregon City City Commission and must be accepted by Metro and the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) before land can be annexed, rezoned or developed.
The plan, known as a "Concept Plan" must be developed with strong public involvement. The regulatory requirements for the plan follow Title 11 of the Metro Urban Growth Management Plan, "Planning for New Urban Areas". Elements of a Concept Plan include:
- Natural resources
- Public facilities and services
- Parks and trails
- Police and fire protection
- Schools and financing
The South End Concept plan is intended to provide a detailed assessment of the area to determine the most appropriate land uses and intensities. The City is committed to a public involvement program that engages the community early and frequently throughout the process through a variety of means.
The South End Concept Plan Study Area (map) is located in the southwest corner of Oregon City, south of Rose Road and on both sides east and west of South End Road. It is a predominantly residential area of low density single family homes, with a mix of larger lot of county subdivisions and newly developed city subdivisions.
This website will provide the latest news on the planning process, project activities, upcoming meetings, technical and draft documents. Subscribe to the news feed, or participate in a public discussion about the project.
Thanks and stay tuned.
Pete Walter, AICP
Planner and Project Manager