[LandUse-News] Land Use News from DLCD - March 3, 2009
Cliff.Voliva at state.or.us
Tue Mar 3 09:32:44 PST 2009
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March 3: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Land-use reviews expiration dates may be extended
Due to the difficult economic situation faced by developers and homeowners, the Portland bureaus of development services and planning and sustainability are currently working to create a proposal that would extend expiration dates of land-use reviews...
March 2: (OPB News) Metolius Resorts Become Big Issue In Salem
Democratic Governor Ted Kulongoski supports legislation to restrict destination resorts - he also backs a land use rule to protect the Metolius as an Area of Critical Statewide Concern.
March 2: (Corvallis Gazette-Times) Arrested development
Three years ago, when Robert and Casey Gonzalez pooled their resources to plunk down more than $2.4 million for 15 acres of hillside property near Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, it looked like a golden real estate opportunity. Now it looks more like a gold-plated case of bad timing...
March 1: (Guest Commentary, Medford Mail Tribune) APPEAL IS NOT DELAYING MEASURE 37 RESOLUTION
An article entitled "Some can't wait for land-use knot to untangle" published in the Feb. 17 Mail Tribune gave the impression that the resolution of a lawsuit brought by landowners under former Measure 37 against Jackson County is being delayed by an appeal...
March 1: (Guest Commentary, Statesman Journal) State remains committed to partnership with city in promoting development
Recently, Salem Mayor Janet Taylor voiced concern about the city's partnership with the state of Oregon in developing the Mill Creek Corporate Center. We want to share our thoughts on the city-state partnership with you...
Feb. 28: (KTVZ-TV, Bend) Resort rules proposal brings lawmakers to Redmond
New legislation in Salem has the spotlight on Central Oregon because of its popularity for building destination resorts. The Oregon House Committee on Land Use traveled to Redmond Saturday to hear locals testify on the bill...
Feb. 28: (KOHD-TV, Bend) Heated Debate on Destination Resorts
State lawmakers visit Central Oregon to hear heated testimony both for and against destination resorts. The state land use board held a rare meeting away from Salem...
Feb. 27: (Daily Astorian) Appeal delays Bradwood's state LNG permit
Unresolved land-use conflicts continue to delay state permit approvals for the Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas project...
Feb. 27: (Bend Bulletin) Eco-community designation may let resort dodge proposed ban
SALEM - The proposed Metolian resort would be reclassified as a sustainable eco-community under a new bill introduced Thursday, possibly allowing it to slip past a destination resort ban that has been proposed for the Metolius River Basin...
Feb. 26: (Baker City Herald) Wind Summit planned March 17 in Baker City
Baker County will host a day-long wind summit on Tuesday, March 17, in the meeting room at Oregon Trail Electric Consumers Cooperative headquarters...
Feb. 26: (Editorial, Capital Press) Local control critical for land-use
Though it needs an extensive rewrite, Oregon's labyrinthine land-use system can wait. In an era when first things must come first...
Feb. 26: (Bend Bulletin) Legislators take up issue of weddings on farmland
SALEM - Two state lawmakers have introduced bills that would answer a question Deschutes County has been wrestling with for a year: whether to allow weddings on agricultural land...
Feb. 26: (OPB News) Groups Try To Stop Metolius Destination Resorts
Farmers, developers and environmentalists will meet in Madras Thursday evening to discuss the hot-button topic of destination resorts...
Feb. 25: (Statesman Journal) Keizer moves ahead with plans for new transit center
Shahla Turner was one of those people who spoke out at a Feb. 17 public hearing, concerned with a plan for a transit center in Keizer...
Feb. 25: (Ashland Daily Tidings) Planners approve sign code changes
The Tibetan prayer flags at Soundpeace and the Alfredo statue at Wiley's World should be allowed in Ashland, Planning Commissioners said Tuesday when they voted to approve changes to the sign code...
Feb. 25: (Editorial, Bend Bulletin) Funny business
When Ted Kulongoski was running for governor, he liked to say: Oregon is open for business. After the way he has treated developers whod like to build resorts in the Metolius River Basin, he ought to amend that statement: Oregon is open for business.*
Cliff Voliva | Communications Officer
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