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LU 14-0014B: Community Development Code (CDC) Annual Amendments

Project Description

A request by the City of Lake Oswego for legislative amendments to the Community Development Code (CDC).

These amendments are intended to correct errors, eliminate text ambiguity or redundancy, and clarify text to reflect existing code interpretations. The process is part of the City’s ongoing effort to make the regulations more user-friendly for residents, developers, and staff.  Key amendments address solar panel height, front porches and street side yard setbacks in the R-6 zone, and the prohibition of invasive plant species in required landscaping and tree mitigation.

Please refer to notice for additional information.


At its meeting on 09/08/14, the Planning Commission made a tentative recommendation that the City Council approve the proposed amendments based on their deliberations. Staff will return with the Findings, Conclusions and Order (the final recommendation) for Commission consideration at their meeting on 10/13/14.

This hearing is being continued due to coordination and scheduling of other city projects.

At its meeting on July 28, 2014, the PC continued this hearing to August 25th. On August 25, 2014, staff will request that this hearing be opened and immediately continued to September 8, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact the staff coordinator, Leslie Hamilton, Senior Planner at (503) 675-3731.

Please note that staff will be recommending that the public hearing for LU 14-0014B be opened and immediately continued to August 25, 2014.  This is being done to allow adequate time for the Planning Commission to hold the hearing for LU 14-0018 and conduct a work session on revisions to the Sensitive Lands program.

Staff Reports/Memorandums

Notice of Limitations about Materials Posted on Land Use Project Pages

The Case File Materials posted under the designated Planning Division’s Land Use Project Pages and links are:

  • For the convenience of the community and are not the official version;
  • Posted on a periodic (not daily) basis. Typically, materials are not posted until the deadline for submission has passed, in order to post all materials relating to the same deadline at the same time.
  • Materials the Project Manager has designated at the time of posting to be included in the Record before the reviewing authority– the entire contents of the Planning Division’s Case File are NOT posted.

-  There are additional materials in the Case File that the Project Manager believes are NOT for the purpose of addressing whether the proposed development application complies with the applicable criteria. These additional materials are NOT posted. (Only materials identified by the applicant or interested parties for the purpose of addressing the applicable criteria are made a part of the “record” before the reviewing authority.)

The Planning Division’s Case File may be viewed by the public Monday - Friday, excluding holidays, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. in the Planning and Building Services Department. Persons are encouraged to contact the Project Manager to arrange for a suitable location to review the materials in the Case File.

Note: Materials exempt under the Oregon Public Records Law, ORS 192.501 and 192.502 may be withheld from public review of the Case File; such materials are NOT a part of the “record” before the reviewing authority in determining whether or not the proposed development complies with the applicable criteria.
Land Use Applications & More


LU 14-0014B


Land Use Case


City of Lake Oswego (A)

Project Contact

Leslie Hamilton, Senior Planner, (503) 675-3731 or e-mail.

Hearing Date

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Reviewing Body

Planning Commission

Related Meetings

Mon, Sep 8 6:30pm