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LU 16-0030: Annual Community Development Code Amendments

Project Description

The proposed amendments are part of the City’s on-going effort to make the Community Development Code (CDC) more usable for residents, developers and City staff by correcting errors, eliminating text ambiguities and redundancies, and clarifying code text.  The package includes amendments to Pre-Application Conference exemptions, Street Front and Side Yard Setback Plane measuring points, courtyards in the Downtown Redevelopment Design District, Height of Building definition, and other standards.


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



The City Council held a public hearing on February 7, 2017 and tentatively approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation. The Council is scheduled to adopt their findings and conclusion together with a final ordinance on February 21, 2017.



At its meeting on December 12, 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 is scheduled to hold a study session on December 20, 2016.  The public hearing is tentatively scheduled for February 7, 2017.

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



At its meeting on November 28, 2016 the Commission considered the Findings, Conclusions and Order and directed staff to return on December 12, 2016 with revised Findings as discussed.



The Planning Commission considered the proposed code amendments at a public hearing on November 14, 2016.  The Commission 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.

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 16-0030


Land Use Case


City of Lake Oswego

Project Contact

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

Hearing Date

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Reviewing Body

City Council

Related Meetings

Mon, Dec 12 6:30pm
Mon, Nov 28 6:30pm
Mon, Nov 14 6:30pm
Mon, Oct 10 6:30pm
Mon, Jun 27 6:30pm