[LandUse-News] Land Use News from DLCD - August 25, 2009
cliff.voliva at state.or.us
Tue Aug 25 14:10:42 PDT 2009
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August 25: (Portland Tribune) Kenton development plan hits the streets
A $2.85 million project to improve the Kenton neighborhood's business district kicks off Tuesday...
August 25: (Roseburg News-Review) Council gives a thumbs-up to Costco proposal
A long, sometimes contentious, debate about bringing a Costco store to the Roseburg area seems to be winding down on a conciliatory note...
August 25: (Bend Bulletin) Study: Skyline Forest at risk
WASHINGTON - Preserving Skyline Forest would reduce fire danger and save important mule deer habitat, which would likely vanish if the land remained in private hands, a recent U.S. Forest Service study concluded...
August 24: (Portland Tribune) Development bureau closes service center on Mondays
Portland's Bureau of Development Services plans to close its Development Services Center on Mondays beginning Aug. 31. The bureau that has been hit by layoffs...
August 24: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Newberg continues planning for 200-acre industrial area
The city of Newberg's planning commission next month will hold a public hearing to consider adopting a master plan for a new 200-acre industrial area...
August 24: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Willamette River development risks rise
When Chris Reive's clients tell him they're thinking about buying property along the Willamette River in Portland, the land-use attorney offers some advice: Do your homework, and know what you're getting into...
August 24: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Board seeks ways to pay for North Bethany improvements
Washington County's board of commissioners today will continue to hear testimony on funding strategies for the North Bethany Subarea Plan. North Bethany, located north of Springville Road between Northwest 185th Avenue and the Washington County line, was added to the county's urban growth boundary in 2002...
August 24: (La Grande Observer) Land use law complicates kennel license revocation appeal
A hearing on an appeal of a dog kennel license revocation took some interesting twists and turns last week, with the kennel owner possibly facing more problems than he started out with...
August 24: (Coos Bay World) Runway expansion could take years
NORTH BEND - The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport's manager has big plans for bigger planes, but it will take a bigger runway...
August 23: (East Oregonian) Turbine debate goes into round 3
Richard Jolly, the man who filed the Goal 5 amendment aimed to disallow windmills in a 200,000 acre area of the Blue Mountains, may re-file his amendment...
August 22: (Roseburg News-Review) Costco proposal comes before City Council
Costco Wholesale's proposal to build a new store at the north end of Roseburg will come before the Roseburg City Council on Monday...
August 23: (The Oregonian) North Bethany development plan hinges on money
The multimillion-dollar question about the proposed North Bethany development is now officially before the Washington County Board of Commissioners: Is there enough money to do it right? North Bethany is an 800-acre "complete community"...
August 22: (Statesman Journal) Site work begins at business park
Work has started on an earth-moving project to make a 100-acre portion of the Mill Creek Corporate Center site in southeast Salem "shovel-ready" in case a buyer steps up...
August 22: (East Oregonian) Community takes growth into own hands
Some small towns in the rural west may give in to economic adversity, watching helplessly as their schools shrink, their businesses drop off one by one. But not Ione. Thanks to a community-wide effort that includes impressive donations of land, cash and services...
August 21: (Coos Bay World) County finalizes LNG plan
The Coos County Board of Commissioners has given final approval to a revised land use application for developers of a liquefied natural gas terminal...
August 21: (Bend Bulletin) Resort ban may spark 'brawl'
SALEM - The lawmaker who spearheaded the push to ban destination resorts in the Metolius River Basin, Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, says he is concerned that both sides in that battle may be forced to return to Salem next year for a "massively bloody brawl."
August 20: (Portland Tribune) Cities fight to avoid being left at station
Winners and losers are already emerging from the push to build future light-rail lines. Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen was thrilled when the Metro Council approved 16 potential lines for further study on June 25...
August 20: (The Oregonian) Oregon OKs $30 million more for I-5 bridge planning
The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved spending $30 million more to plan a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River, on top of $65 million already spent planning the controversial project...
August 20: (OPB News) Is There Enough Land For Both Urban And Rural 'Reserves'?
Thursday night in Hillsboro, the public reacted to Washington County planners' recommendation to protect more than 100,000 acres of rural land. But the more controversial aspect may be the recommendation to potentially urbanize more than 30,000 acres of farmland...
August 20: (East Oregonian) Public input sought for power line
Anyone coming to meetings this week in Pilot Rock and Boardman expecting to see a map of the Boardman-to-Hemingway, Idaho, power line is out of luck. Even though Idaho Power is holding the informational meetings, the actual route for the huge project remains up in the air...
August 19: (The Oregonian) Land-use fight brews in Hillsboro: Keep farms or attract high tech?
HILLSBORO -- Community farms. Wine tastings at Helvetia Vineyards. High-dollar jobs at the next Intel. A future in sustainable energy.
Much is at stake in a countywide battle centering on Hillsboro...
August 19: (Daily Journal of Commerce) Astoria becomes resourceful to create model of its downtown
While Boston and Los Angeles have poured ample money and employee time into a pilot program to help cities handle growth, Astoria took up the same program by arming interns with 25-foot tape measures. The program, called the Human Development Overlay District, creates three-dimensional models of entire neighborhoods...
August 19: (Coos Bay World) Bangor rezoning OK'd
NORTH BEND - Neighbors lost round one over Bangor School. Now, they plan to press the North Bend City Council to deny turning the former school into a commercial property...
August 19: (Guest Commentary, The Oregonian) Land-use law: the Big Look's failings
For a governor eager to get Oregon's landscape "shovel ready" for corporations instead of crops -- and with Oregonians in Action in the catbird seat -- Ted Kulongoski's pro-development Big Look Task Force came through in spades...
August 18: (The Oregonian) Campaign for Beaverton baseball gains momentum, controversy
BEAVERTON -- The baseball grandstanding began today as a sports advocacy group and local politicians launched a campaign to move the Portland Beavers to Beaverton...
August 18: (Portland Tribune) Light rail lawsuit? Milwaukie man says TriMet didn't follow federal regulations during planning process
A Milwaukie man has threatened litigation over the Portland-to-Milwaukie light rail line, claiming that at least one viable route alternative was prematurely excluded from the consideration...
August 18: (Daily Astorian) Timberlands in limbo after sale
The pending sale of 140,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberland ties a quarter of Clatsop County's total acreage to a wide array of profit-seeking investors in the global economy...
August 14: (Corvallis Gazette-Times) Protected trees limit land's options
Geoff Moore hoped to be able to sell his mother's property to pay for her assisted living care. But a grove of protected trees that stands on nearly all of her land is making the process much more complicated and, her son says, the property less valuable...
August 14: (Baker City Herald) More plans revealed at Idaho Power meeting
In Idaho Power Co.'s bid to build a new transmission line from Boardman to Murphy, Idaho, there is a trio of P's at play. The project: A new 500-kilovolt transmission line that will stretch from the Boardman substation to the Hemingway substation in Southwestern Idaho...
August 13: (Bend Bulletin) Weddings fight shifts to religious bias issues
SALEM - One day in June, J.R. Brown, co-owner of the Flying Diamond Ranch outside Redmond, was pulling out of his driveway when he noticed two people parked across the street, leaning back in their seats in a pickup. They had a camera pointed at his property, which he'd rented out for a wedding...
August 12: (Statesman Journal) Officials seek residents' input about roads
With a few clicks of a mouse, Keizer residents can share their thoughts with city officials on transit changes, red-light cameras, the urban growth boundary and traffic congestion...
August 11: (KGW-TV) Mayor lays out Rose Quarter redevelopment timeline
The debate over how to enliven Portland's the sleepy Rose Quarter will end with answers, says Portland Mayor Sam Adams...
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