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Tue Mar 14 11:20:12 PST 2006
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March 14: (Eugene Register-Guard) 200 pack Whole Foods forum
Is the city's role in the proposed Whole Foods Market development an unfair subsidy to a large corporation or a wise helping hand that could help spur a downtown renaissance?
March 14: (Eugene Register-Guard) Speedway expansion plan, zone change approved
COTTAGE GROVE - In a pair of 6-to-1 votes Monday night, the City Council approved a zone change and plan for expanded operations at the Cottage Grove Speedway...
March 14: (The Oregonian) Foes will field candidates to shape Damascus plan
DAMASCUS -- Critics of a concept plan for developing Oregon's newest city plan to field candidates to represent their interests, and propose ballot measures that would require public approval to increase taxes or fees...
March 14: (Portland Tribune) Developers' refrain: Skinny is beautiful
The Portland City Council is expected Wednesday to adopt new zoning code amendments and home designs in hopes of easing some neighborhood frustrations over infill housing developments that have simmered for more than a decade...
March 13: (The Oregonian) EYES TURN TO SHERIDAN AS LAND LAW BEGINS
SHERIDAN -- In a nook of Oregon where wind ruffles the fir trees and elk roam the forest, two old friends share everything from a first name to a property line...
March 13: (New West.com) "Big Look" Takes Off, Treading Shifting Sands
A scholarly Frenchman, once asked about rap music, said he thought it would be the savior of creativity in language ... or something like that. It's clear what he was saying: Get used to it. Adapt...
March 11: (McMinnville News-Reigster) VOTE DELAYED ON GAHR CLAIM AS SPARKS FLY
To listen to them, you would think that farmer Ted Gahr and the numerous critics of his Measure 37 claim have exactly the same vision for his patch of land west of McMinnville. They just have different ideas of how to realize that vision...
March 11: (Editorial, Statesman Journal) Effective land-use plan is key to Salem's future
The state did the right thing by sending Salem's land-use and transportation plan back for more work. If the Salem City Council persists in appealing, the Land Conservation and Development Commission should insist that the city finish its job...
March 10: (Medford Mail Tribune) City rejects Spring Meadows
The city's planning commission denied the application for a 76-lot development in southwest Medford late Thursday, following numerous concerns expressed by area neighbors...
March 9: (Cottage Grove Sentinel) Planning Commission wrangles with hillside ordinance
The Planning Commission voted to recommend passage on a new hillside development ordinance to the City Council during a special public hearing March 1 but not without some discussion...
March 9: (The Oregonian) LANDOWNERS STILL WARY ON MEASURE 37
Retired trucker Jack Stafford says he simply wants the right to develop six adjoining tax lots southeast of Gresham that have been in his family since 1910...
March 9: (Medford Mail Tribune) Wal-Mart Supertraffic? Traffic continues to grow in vicinity of a planned supercenter, but the city hasn't ordered a traffic study
The intersection nearest the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter at Miles Field has seen a 22 percent increase in traffic since the last comprehensive study was done, a review of traffic counts shows...
March 8: (Albany Democrat-Herald) Albany gets first certified 'shovel-ready' site
ALBANY - Albany now has its first state-certified "shovel-ready" industrial site. The 50-acre parcel is south of Highway 20 and is bordered by Interstate 5 on the west and Three Lakes Road on the east...
March 8: (Opinion, Seattle Times) TAKE A BIG LOOK TO THE SOUTH BEFORE SIGNING THAT PETITION
PORTLAND - Voters in the Pacific Northwest have occasionally been saved by the courts from hasty decisions on initiative measures. Poorly drafted measures that appealed to popular emotions but were unconstitutional have been rejected by judges, usually for the better...
March 8: (The Oregonian) Open-spaces measure before Metro
Portland-area voters will be asked this year to buy natural areas before growth covers them with homes and businesses...
March 8: (Daily Journal of Commerce) With Salem 'on the move,' road pundits talk planning
Transportation and land-use planning will drive Salem's growth over the next decade, and a handful of experts on the topics are coming to the capital to talk about it...
March 7: (McMinnville News-Register) DEVELOPER SAYS, 'THAT'S THE AMERICAN WAY'
Bob Hemstreet says he doesn't plan to build 850 homes in the hills north of Sheridan - but he does want to build more than 140...
March 7: (Albany Democrat-Herald) Planning panel turns down North Albany subdivision
ALBANY - The proposed Thornton Lake Estates subdivision in North Albany is on hold for now...
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