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City of Lake Oswego Oregon - Luscher Farm

LU 17-0066: Community Development Code Amendments to Standardize Setbacks for Noise-Producing Accessory Structures

Project Description

A request from the City of Lake Oswego for proposed amendments to the Community Development Code [LOC, Accessory Structures] to standardize setbacks for noise-producing accessory structures (i.e., air conditioners, heat pumps, pool motors, etc.) in residential zones.

The proposed text amendments identify three options for the standardization of setbacks applicable to noise-producing accessory structures.  Option 1 standardizes the side and rear setbacks for these accessory structures in all residential zones, including Planned Development subdivisions (PDs).  Option 2 uses the standardized setbacks of Option 1, and adds a requirement that all new noise-producing accessory structures be rated for no more than 55 decibels (dBA).  Option 3 uses the standardized setbacks of Option 1, and requires a dBA rating of 45 for any noise-producing accessory structure located between 5 and 9.99 feet from an interior side property line.



On January 8, the Planning Commission made a preliminary decision to recommend that City Council approve Option 1 of the proposed amendments.  The Commission will consider the Findings, Conclusions and Order (final recommendation) at its next meeting on January 22.


Due to scheduling issues and at the request of staff, the Planning Commission opened and immediately continued this hearing to January 8, 2018.

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 17-0066


Land Use Case


City of Lake Oswego (A)

Project Contact

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

Hearing Date

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Reviewing Body

Planning Commission

Related Meetings

Mon, Jan 8 6:30pm