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Historic Resources Preservation Incentive Grant Program

Grant Applications for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 are Now Being Accepted - Applications are due by 4:00 pm on or before May 31, 2019

The City of Lake Oswego is now accepting applications for historic resource rehabilitation grants for preservation and repair of historic buildings listed on the City’s Landmark Designation List (LDL). Qualifying projects can receive a grant that provides partial reimbursement of the cost to do the work.

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Neighborhood Enhancement Program Grants


The 2019-20 Grant Cycle Closed on Friday, April 26th at 5:00 PM

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) supports neighborhoods by providing grants for projects or programs that provide a community benefit. 

Learn more about the grant criteria, budget information, project ideas, and download an application. Applications are due by 5 p.m., April 26.

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Urban & Community Forestry 2019

Lake Oswego is celebrating its benchmark 30th year as a Tree City USA (TCUSA), a certification provided by the National Arbor Day Foundation to recognize cities for demonstrating a strong commitment to managing and caring for trees.

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LU 18-0034: Short-Term Rentals


Short-term rentals of dwellings (rentals of less than 31 days) are currently prohibited in Lake Oswego’s residential areas. The City Council has directed the Planning Commission to recommend development code changes that would allow Short-Term Rentals (STRs) subject to standards addressing land use concerns (to control neighborhood impacts), business licensing, transient lodging taxes, and enforcement.

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Short-Term Home Rentals Are Illegal in Residential Areas

Recently the Planning Commission and the City Council explored allowing the short-term rental of homes in the residential areas of Lake Oswego.  Based upon these discussions, and the citizen comments received, the City Council decided to continue to permit short-term rental stays only in commercial areas.

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Monthly Updates on Planning and Building Activity

Monthly updates on Planning and Building activities are posted at the link below. For more information, please contact Scot Siegel, Planning and Building Services Director, at

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The Planning Department will be closed on June 7, 2019 for a staff training.  Also, the Planning Counter will be closed all day.


M-Tu 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
W 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Th-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
No new applications can be submitted after 2:30 p.m.

Note: Planning counter closes at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays,
applications are due by 2:00 p.m.

Location: 3rd Floor, City Hall, 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego, 97034

Mailing Address: PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: (503) 635-0290   
Fax: (503) 635-0269


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Jun 17 2019 - 7:00pm

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Jun 24 2019 - 6:30pm

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Jul 1 2019 - 7:00pm

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