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Aug. 3: (The Oregonian) Officials set boundary for Damascus County
approves boundary for Damascus
CLACKAMAS -- Clackamas County commissioners on Monday approved a
boundary for the proposed city of Damascus and placed an incorporation
measure on the Nov. 2 ballot. Residents inside the boundary will vote on
the measure, which would form the first new city in Oregon since Keizer
was incorporated in 1982...
Aug. 3: (The Oregonian) Dock facility by Clatskanie proposed for
CLATSKANIE -- A New York company wants to build a $300 million facility
at a dock near Clatskanie to import liquefied natural gas. Recently
incorporated Port Westward LNG is negotiating to buy as many as 300
acres along the Columbia River, where barges originating in the Pacific
Rim could dock to unload...
Aug. 3: (The Oregonian) Governor picks new natural resources adviser
SALEM -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced Monday that Mike Carrier, state
parks director, will become the governor's top natural resources adviser
Sept. 1. Carrier replaces Jim Brown, who announced his retirement last
month after serving in the position since January 2003. Brown often
attracted controversy during his 16 years as Oregon state forester. Some
conservation groups had opposed his appointment as the governor's
adviser because of ties to the timber industry...
Aug. 3: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Metro finalizes Beaver Creek
Last week, Metro finalized a deal to acquire 62.6 acres of the Beaver
Creek Greenway Corridor from Mt Hood Community College. The space,
valued at $196,020, is one of the last major acquisitions in Metro's
$135.6 million open spaces acquisition program that began in 1996...
Aug. 3: (Seattle Times) Foes vow court fight over land-use rules
If the Metropolitan King County Council adopts some of the most
stringent rural land-use regulations in the nation, as proposed,
lawsuits will almost certainly follow. Supporters and opponents of the
tough environmental policies proposed by County Executive Ron Sims said
they have the law on their side, and it is hard to know how a court
Aug. 2: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Port of Vancouver Commissioners
approve purchase of 265-acre site
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Port of Vancouver Commissioners unanimously approved
plans last week to expand the port's vacant industrial land by
purchasing the 265-acre Rufener farm for $5.9 million. "I'm thrilled
we are going ahead with this," said port Commissioner Nancy Baker,
adding that she's heard from members of the community that the port
should purchase more land for creating future jobs...
Aug. 1: (Seattle Times) Urban villages seek to provide city
convenience, country comforts
Maria Carlson can still picture her 1960s childhood: Houses packed
tightly on a quiet Whidbey Island street, kids who played tag until it
was too dark to see their own hands. Neighbors laughing across fenceless
yards as they pulled weeds and tinkered with cars...
Aug. 1: (Editorial, Eugene Register-Guard) State to Lane: Step aside
Maybe PeaceHealth should call its new RiverBend hospital a power plant.
That way, it could seek approval of its project from the state Energy
Facilities Siting Council instead of going through the local government
planning process, with all its pitfalls and appeals. The siting council,
not local governments, is reviewing plans for a power plant near Coburg,
and the process is as streamlined as a gas-fired turbine...
Aug. 1: (Eugene Register-Guard) Santa Clara park deal would bring new
houses with it
When it comes time to play in burgeoning Santa Clara, there aren't a
lot of parks to head for. The fast-growing area, home to more than
15,000 people, has only a few developed parks covering a combined 1
Aug. 1: (Eugene Register-Guard) Expansion not so simple
The Santa Clara parks/development proposal faces land use hurdles that
have tripped up many a project. For example, to expand the urban growth
boundary in the Santa Clara area, the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan
Area General Plan must be amended. That long process involves public
hearings and approvals by various layers of government...
Aug. 1: (The Oregonian) In Bend, homes are precious commodity
BEND -- A century ago, five years of backbreaking labor and $18 earned
a homesteader title to a 160-acre spread on the high desert. In today's
housing frontier, five years of searching and $140,000 got Dana Greig
four walls and a roof...
July 30: (Portland Tribune) Evolving Pearl casts wider net
Standing in Jamison Square, the unofficial hub of Northwest
Portland's Pearl District, you can see at least four projects going
up in all directions. And that area, around Northwest 11th Avenue and
Kearney Street, is not the only fast-growing region of the Pearl
District. In other words, the Pearl District beat goes on...
July 29: (The Oregonian) Bull Mountain vote postponed
TIGARD -- City officials have delayed until Aug. 10 a controversial
vote on annexing the unincorporated Bull Mountain area. City Council
members had hoped to vote on the annexation plan after a public hearing
this week, but they decided to allow written testimony until next
July 28: (The Oregonian) Tigard urged to postpone Bull Mountain vote
TIGARD --More than 70 people gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday to
protest Tigard's plan to annex the unincorporated Bull Mountain area.
Tigard's City Council held a long-anticipated public hearing Tuesday on
its plan to annex the area. City officials said they would continue the
hearing Wednesday and Thursday if necessary...
July 28: (The Oregonian) County development plan stirs concern
Clackamas County's fast-track plan for industrial development in the
Rock Creek area north of Carver is stirring criticism from some
community and regional leaders. The land just north of Oregon 212 is
part of roughly 13,000 acres in the Damascus area recently brought into
the Portland area's urban growth boundary. The expansion opens the land
to city-style development, but the area must be planned and zoned
July 28: (The Oregonian) Land expansion complaints pile up
The southwest suburbs dominated debate during a recent land expansion
for Portland-area industrial companies. But the west side of the region
has received the most formal complaints following the June decision by
Metro, the regional government, to allow industrial development on 1,900
July 28: (Statesman Journal) Eight ballot measures are assigned
Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has assigned numbers to the eight
ballot measures, including six initiatives, that Oregon voters will
decide on Nov. 2. The 2003 Legislature referred two proposed
constitutional amendments, and advocates submitted six measures of
various types. They are numbered in the order that signatures were
submitted for each initiative...
July 27: (Albany Democrat-Herald) Tangent expansion denied
TANGENT - The Tangent Planning Commission voted Monday night to deny an
application for a major expansion of the city's urban growth boundary.
Applicant Mel Brush, a member of the City Council, is seeking to have an
84.26-acre parcel he owns in the center of town moved within the city's
July 27: (Albany Democrat-Herald) Sweet Home resort approved
SWEET HOME - A proposed upscale development along the South Santiam
River has received the preliminary approval of the Sweet Home Planning
Commission. The commission voted unanimously Tuesday evening to accept
the master plan for the $700 million Santiam River Club. The development
would include 1,575 housing units, of which 922 would be within a gated
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