[LandUse-News] Land Use News from DLCD
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Tue May 2 10:44:33 PDT 2006
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May 2: (Capital Press) MEASURE 37 TAKES CENTER STAGE IN COUNTY JUDGE RACE
For the first time since he won his judicial post 20 years ago, Marion County Circuit Judge Paul Lipscomb is facing a challenge for his seat...
May 2: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Cheaper than oil
While most Oregon businesses are ruing the recent rise in oil prices, the state's renewable fuels industry is celebrating...
May 1: (AP, Coos Bay World) OSU researchers working to harness the ocean's power
EUGENE (AP) - Researchers at Oregon State University are honing the design of a new electricity-generating ocean buoy that can turn the sea's churning into clean, green power...
May 1: (Eugene Register-Guard) The sand man of Florence: For years, Wilbur Ternyik has been a powerful advocate for the Oregon Coast
FLORENCE - In local politics, power is the ability to speak your mind without fear of repercussion. By that measure, Florence's Wilbur Ternyik may be one of the most powerful men ever to walk Oregon's shores...
May 1: (The Oregonian) The Cedar Mill Proposal: Wal-Mart plan raises troubling questions
Hanging on a wall in the Beaverton City Council chambers is a statement of city goals: "Preserve and enhance our sense of community." I couldn't agree more...
May 1: (The Oregonian) Debate over speedway noise takes another lap
The bombshell dropped near the end of a drowsy City Council hearing about warm-up times at Portland International Raceway...
May 1: (Eugene Register-Guard) Harrisburg OKs purchase of land for future park site
HARRISBURG - This city of 3,300 has taken a giant step toward reversing its lack of parks, approving the purchase of a 100-acre, riverfront parcel just south of town...
May 1: (Bend Bulletin) Error keeps Redmond building off historic list
REDMOND - Tonight is a big night for the Landaker Building...
April 30: (Medford Mail Tribune) Cascade Christian, city at impasse
JACKSONVILLE - Cascade Christian High School board members say they will file a Measure 37 claim to increase their historic property's value to potential developers if they can't negotiate its sale to the city...
April 30: (The Oregonian) Oregon 99W, bypass should both charge toll, study says
Charging a toll to pay for an 11-mile freeway-style bypass around Newberg and Dundee works best if traffic on the existing road, Oregon 99W, also pays...
April 30: (Opinion, Eugene Register-Guard) The case for Delta Ridge: McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has found a site that meets the needs of both the hospital and the community
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has submitted applications to the city of Eugene for land-use approvals to build a new hospital at Delta Ridge. In the coming months, there will be work sessions and public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council. Why Delta Ridge?
April 30: (Eugene Register-Guard) Real estate industry pads coffers
Developers, home builders and real estate professionals are jumping into the governor's race to the tune of more than a quarter-million dollars so far...
April 28: (The Oregonian) County backs gorge code revisions
After two hours of diverging testimony from property rights activists and conservationists, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners tentatively approved code changes on Thursday that allow commercial operations at historic properties within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area...
April 28: (Eugene Register-Guard) Developers drop plans for downtown
Connor, Woolley say they are unable to acquire needed parcels
Eugene property owners Don Woolley and Tom Connor have scrapped plans to redevelop 2 1/4 blocks of West Broadway, saying they were unable to acquire 15 neighboring parcels they needed...
April 28: (Eugene Register-Guard) Proposed hospital gets vote of dissent
Citizens in northeast Eugene voted overwhelmingly Thursday night against plans to build a hospital there, providing the first widespread statement of opposition to a project that is just beginning city review...
April 27: (Beaverton Valley Times) Wal-Mart plans hit water hazard
Wal-Mart's plans for a Cedar Mill store may have run into a little water problem...
April 27: (Ashland Daily Tidings) Character of city highest priority
After two days of at least eight meetings attended by more than 200 people, George Crandall and Don Arambula are settling right in...
April 27: (Christian Science Monitor) Locals' plan: a more walkable Big Easy
NEW ORLEANS - April Allen has torn down her 1950s ranch-style home and plans to replace it with a raised Arts-and-Crafts-style home. She's one of the few in the New Orleans neighborhood of Gentilly who knows what she will do with her structure. But what of the neighborhood she loved so much, water-logged for three weeks after hurricane Katrina?
April 27: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Are planning commissions impartial?
Every two weeks, nine citizens come together in Room 2500A at 1900 S.W. 4th Ave in downtown Portland. One is a retired newspaper editor, one is a neighborhood volunteer, one is an architect. There's also a sustainability expert, an urban planning pro, a health systems director, a property manager, an attorney and an interior designer...
April 27: (Medford Mail Tribune) Medford weighs growth changes
Medford might pursue expanding its growth boundaries before a regional planning process runs its course, making it the second Jackson County city to do so after Jacksonville, but the state opposes the idea...
April 26: (Sweet Home News) County Commission challenger vows to fight for residents
Bill Tacy says he wants to represent the people of Linn County, giving them a voice and standing up for them with county government...
April 26: (Ashland Daily Tidings) To plan or not to plan
George Crandall and Don Arambula, downtown planning experts from Portland, pitched the merit of creating another downtown plan in many presentations throughout the day at the Ashland Springs Hotel on Tuesday...
April 26: (The Oregonian) Neighbors take concerns about pit to Multnomah County
GRESHAM -- Homeowners near the western lip of a Gresham gravel pit have taken their fight against trucks rumbling from the quarry to Multnomah County officials...
April 26: (Opinion, The Oregonian) LAND-USE REGULATION: A WIN-WIN MEANS LIVING WITH MEASURE 37
Oregon long has led the nation with innovative land-use regulation, and since the passage of Measure 37 it has taken the lead in property-rights protection, too. But as battles about property uses versus property rights erupt elsewhere, Oregon can show the nation how to balance such interests. The key is to acknowledge the government's double-edged impact on real estate values...
April 26: (The Oregonian) East Oregon 'manure magnet'?
Helen Reddout vividly remembers the night nearly two decades ago when she woke up to the reality of what it means to live near a large-scale dairy...
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