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LU 17-0039: Amendments to Design Variance Criteria for Developments in Downtown Redevelopment Design District (DRDD)

Project Description

BACKGROUND

The City Council is considering amending City code for building projects in the downtown, to clarify the procedure for allowing architectural variety and to remove regulatory barriers to sustainable building designs. The current regulations, particularly the “Lake Oswego Style” provisions of the Downtown Redevelopment Design District (DRDD) adopted in 1997, have served the City well and resulted in many attractive buildings. However, the code discourages innovations in building design and sustainability.

PROPOSAL

This is a request from the City of Lake Oswego for a text amendment to the Lake Oswego Community Development Code (CDC or City code), clarifying and updating the design variance criteria for developments in the Downtown Redevelopment Design District (DDRD).   

Key Dates

  • Public Comments due on this draft – July 7, 2017
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing – July 24, 2017
  • City Council Public Hearing – September 5, 2017 (tentative)

Updates

07/14/17

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 24, 2017.  The staff report and exhibits will be  available (below) by end of day Friday, July 14th.  The meeting agenda is available on the meeting webpage, click here.

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07/10/17

The Planning Department accepted written comments through 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 7, 2017.  Comments submitted were considered in preparing the Public Hearing Draft of the proposal for the Planning Commission hearing on July 24, 2017.

To view the Public Review Draft, click here.

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

ID

LU 17-0039

Type

Land Use Case

Owner/Applicant

City of Lake Oswego (A)

Project Contact

Scot Siegel, Planning and Building Services Director, (503) 699-7474 or e-mail.

Hearing Date

Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Reviewing Body

Planning Commission

Related Meetings

Mon, Jul 24 6:30pm

Status

Active