[LandUse-News] Land Use News from DLCD - February 16, 2010
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Feb. 16: (Corvallis Gazette-Times) Project to map valley wetlands
A project to map wetlands and other natural features on private land for preservation is coming to the southern Willamette Valley, including parts of rural Benton County...
Feb. 16: (Eugene Register-Guard) River Vision: A plan being formed for the EWEB property suggests a 'people place' tied to downtown
Imagine a riverfront "restaurant row," a boardwalk, a plaza and, perhaps, a tower offering sweeping views of the Willamette River in a spot that now houses truck bays and machine shops...
Feb. 16: (OPB News) Pendulum Swings Back To States On Climate Action
Two months after the chaotic United Nations climate summit ended here, edgy "Hopenhagen" posters are one of the few visible reminders of the high stakes gathering of world leaders...
Feb. 16: (Bend Bulletin) Deschutes to inventory wetlands in south county
A wetland survey starting this spring will help south Deschutes County property owners identify whether they need special permits to develop their land...
Feb. 13: (Ashland Daily Tidings) After 5 years of planning for development, land for sale
A developer who has been trying for five years to build on the largest piece of open land downtown put the property up for sale late last month...
Feb. 12: (Bend Bulletin) Resorts bill easily passes committee
SALEM - Last year, a push to regulate destination resorts statewide sparked vigorous lobbying, alarm in Deschutes County and a stalemate that dragged into the final day of the session. This year, the same topic has so far engendered a political group hug...
Feb. 11: (Guest Commentary, The Oregonian) Oregon's economic future: a tale of two economists
While the Oregon Legislature is working to make the rest of us wonder how we ever got along without annual sessions, a quiet debate is beginning to stir outside the capital building over the best strategy for getting Oregon's economy back on track...
Feb. 11: (Ashland Daily Tidings) State ruling stops Jacksonville-area land division
A state land board this week overturned a zone change on a 340-acre property near Johns Peak after determining Jackson County misunderstood its own planning laws...
Feb. 11: (The Oregonian) Portland construction executive appointed to land-use commission
Bart Eberwein, a vice president of Hoffman Construction in Portland, has been appointed to the state Land Conservation and Development Commission<http://www.lcd.state.or.us/LCD/lcdc.shtml>...
Feb. 11: (Portland Tribune) County 'Core 4' members split on urban reserves talks
It's not exactly what people wanted to hear. When the "Core 4," a group of elected officials tasked with figuring out which lands in the region should be set aside for future urban development met on Monday, it was supposed to be their big show...
Feb. 11: (The Oregonian) Tonquin Trail will connect Wilsonville, Tualatin and Sherwood for bikers and hikers
WILSONVILLE -- To glimpse the future of trails in Washington and Clackamas counties, you need go no further than Graham Oaks Nature Park, where crews are constructing a decorative stone entranceway and shelter for the newest section of the Tonquin Trail...
Feb. 11: (Corvallis Gazette-Times) Wetlands forum set in Monroe, Adair Village
Public forums on wetlands and streamside land inventories are scheduled for Monroe on Feb. 17 and for Adair Village on Feb. 23...
Feb. 10: (Guest Commentary, Daily Journal of Commerce) The fight over blight
Five years after the dust has settled from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. City of New London, the private homes of Fort Trumbell, in the city of New London, Conn., have been removed...
Feb. 10: (The Oregonian) Oregon buys 43,000 acres near Bend for new state forest
Oregon will use $15 million in lottery bonds to buy 43,000 acres of pine forest 50 miles south of Bend, creating the first new state forest in seven decades and protecting the land from development...
Feb. 10: (Editorial, The Oregonian) Steens wind farm plan signals push to remote, cherished lands
Drive out Interstate 84 through the Columbia River Gorge and when you come out the other side, well past where lush green forests give way to golden bald bluffs, you'll see something in place of the trees: horizons dotted by white wind turbines...
Feb. 10: (Medford Mail Tribune) Applegate mining operation stopped by county http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100210/NEWS/2100312
PROVOLT - Jackson County officials have halted a controversial gravel mining operation in the Applegate because it failed to get a permit from the Oregon Water Resources Department...
Feb. 3: (Daily Astorian) Economist points to a 'new normal'
Economic recovery? Sure, it worked after all those other recessions. But according to economist Joe Cortright, this one is different...
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