[LandUse-News] Land Use News from DLCD
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Wed Sep 6 09:36:39 PDT 2006
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Sept. 5: (Commentary, New West) THE LEGACY OF OREGON'S MEASURE 37
Camille Hukari’s family has been farming in Oregon’s Hood River Valley for decades, and she says she has no intention of giving up now. But she is willing to make a deal...
Sept. 3: (Eugene Register-Guard) CAMPAIGN DONORS FILE BIG CLAIMS UNDER LAW
Oregon voters overwhelmingly passed Ballot Measure 37 two years ago, demanding that, when governments adopt laws that devalue private property, they compensate the landowners, either in cash or by waiving the regulations...
Sept. 3: (Editorial, Eugene Register-Guard) A MATTER OF LEGACY http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/09/03/ed.edit.wildish.phn.0903.p1.php?section=opinion
The question before Wildish family is one of legacy. What legacy do the Wildishes and their family-owned business want to leave for future generations of Lane County residents: A subdivision of 300 custom homes, roads and maybe a golf course on the 1,400 acres that the Wildish Land Co. owns along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River and adjoining the Howard Buford Recreation Area?
Sept. 3: (Editorial, The Oregonian) PROPERTY RIGHTS
Let's stipulate that Oregon's Newberry National Volcanic Monument is a natural wonder. Let's stipulate further that the 50,000 acres of lakes, lava flows and cinder cones near Bend is not a place you'd like to see a pumice mine or a geothermal power plant or a load of vacation homes...
Sept. 2: (Medford Mail Tribune) MEASURE 37 CLAIM PRESENTS 'A VERY UNIQUE SITUATION'
ASHLAND * William Pierson might get approval for a Measure 37 claim soon, even though he died nearly two years before the property rights law took effect...
Aug. 31: (Eugene Register-Guard) Casino sewer deal in doubt after ruling
FLORENCE - The city's deal to provide sewer services to the Three Rivers Casino is in jeopardy, after a ruling from the state Land Use Board of Appeals this week...
Aug. 31: (AP, The Oregonian) HEMSTREET LAWSUIT TO TEST MEASURE 37 PROPERTY RIGHTS ISSUE
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) * A lawsuit filed by developer Bob Hemstreet will test the definition of continuous ownership required by the Measure 37 property compensation law...
Aug. 31: (McMinnville News-Register) LOCAL LAWSUIT TO TEST KEY M37 ISSUE http://www.newsregister.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=212122
Developer Bob Hemstreet has filed suit against Yamhill County, alleging officials mishandled his Measure 37 claim on 852 acres of backwoods timberland. He is seeking either an order overturning the decision or awarding him $35 million in compensation...
Aug. 31: (The Oregonian) Consultants size up area for urban growth study
The Cornelius-Forest Grove area is one of three metropolitan sites chosen this month for a special study that might change the way the urban growth boundary -- the line that separates urban and rural land uses -- expands in the future...
Aug. 31: (The Oregonian) Happy Valley seeks input on urban growth plan
HAPPY VALLEY -- City officials hope efforts to shape east Happy Valley won't prove as contentious as those surrounding the Damascus-Boring concept plan that includes the area...
Aug. 31: (The Oregonian) County will monitor neighborhood groups
OREGON CITY -- Dozens of community and neighborhood organizations that advise Clackamas County on local land-use matters have operated without any official authority for more than two years...
Aug. 31: (The Oregonian) Bend-area neighbors fault county on resort
BEND -- Neighbors of a new resort say too many trees will be cut for the project, and they blame Deschutes County officials...
Aug. 31: (Medford Mail Tribune) County gives preliminary nod to rural zone change
Jackson County commissioners gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a zone change ordinance that critics contend will encourage sprawl and supporters say will finally allow some development on otherwise worthless land...
Aug. 31: (Woodburn Independent) Woodburn's UGB plan under fire
The 1000 Friends of Oregon and the Marion County Farm Bureau have filed formal objections with the State of Oregon to the City of Woodburn's proposed Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) expansion. The expansion would add almost 1,000 acres of mostly prime farm land to Woodburn's UGB...
Aug. 31: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Wider appeal
Challenges to approvals - or denials - of building projects have long been a part of the development process in Portland. But as planned projects rise in the central city and infill development continues to boom in outlying neighborhoods, many projects are ending up facing dispute in council chambers - as evidenced by last week's derailing of a proposed 21-story condo tower planned for the Goose Hollow neighborhood...
Aug. 31: (Bend Bulletin) Investors back out of Juniper Ridge deal
Stockbridge Capital Partners LLC is no longer willing to put $30 million into developing Juniper Ridge, master developer Ray Kuratek said...
Aug. 30: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Ready or not...
Hot on the campaign trail for re-election, Gov. Ted Kulongoski is touting his industrial land certification program as one of the state's top three economic development strategies. But the program, officials and developers say, has not yet done enough to make land available for manufacturers and distributors...
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