LU 16-0027: Food Cart Pods in Limited Industrial Park Area

The City is proposing code amendments to permit food cart pods in the Industrial Park zone north of Willow Lane, and to apply specific requirements to this use. The recently adopted Southwest Employment Area Plan recommended permitting this use to serve as an employment area amenity, providing additional dining options within walking distance for employees.


To view the Planning Commission Work Sessions and Public Review Draft webpage, click here.

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LU 16-0027
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City of Lake Oswego
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Sarah Selden, Senior Planner, (503) 697-6524 or e-mail.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The City Council conducted a public hearing on December 6 to consider a proposal to permit Food Cart Pods in the Industrial Park (IP) zone subject to use-specific standards. The Council declined to adopt the Planning Commission’s recommendation and remanded the case to the Commission to amend the SW Employment Area Plan pertaining to Food Carts, and to consider allowing individual food carts in the IP zone instead of pods.



At its meeting on November 28, 2016, the Planning Commission approved the Findings, Conclusions and Order (the final recommendation).  A link to the Findings is available under "Key Documents" below.

The City Council public hearing is tentatively scheduled for December 6, 2016.

For more information regarding the Council's agenda and schedule, please contact Anne-Marie Simpson, City Recorder, (503) 534-4225.



The Planning Commission considered the proposed code amendments at a public hearing on October 24, 2016.  The Commission accepted testimony, deliberated and made a preliminary recommendation that the City Council approve the proposed amendments as discussed during deliberations.  The Findings, Conclusions and Order (the final recommendation) will be considered on November 28, 2016.

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