PP 15-0006: Forest Highlands Neighborhood Planning

Project Background / Summary: 

Please note that this webpage is no longer being updated.  This Planning Project has been assigned a new land use case number, LU 17-0078.  Information related to this case and the Planning Commission public hearing scheduled for January 8, 2018, can be found by visiting the land use case webpage, click here.

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During November-December 2016, the Forest Highlands Neighborhood Association (FHNA) Board surveyed Forest Highlands’ residents and property owners to solicit opinions on development and neighborhood character, and to gauge neighborhood support for potential zoning changes.  They received responses from 239 residents and property owners-representing about 28% of the neighborhood.  Of these respondents, most (89%) said they would support zoning changes “that would preserve current character, increase the minimum lot sizes, and increase setbacks between new homes.” 

Based on the survey feedback, the neighborhood association has made it their top priority to preserve larger lot sizes in the interior of the neighborhood and provide greater consistency in zoning across the neighborhood.  Additional changes to offset the density reduction are being explored along Country Club Road, an arterial road and the neighborhood’s southern edge with high volume infrastructure. 

The City is helping the FHNA to analyze zoning options, and to present their proposal to the neighborhood for feedback. Any change in zoning would require a public hearing with the Planning Commission, followed by a public hearing with the City Council, who will consider the Commission's recommendation and make a final decision.

Status Updates: 

PLANNING COMMISSION UPDATE - NOVEMBER 13, 2017

The Commission received a final update on the proposed amendments prior to the public hearing which is tentatively scheduled for January 2018.

Staff Memo, 11/07/17

UPCOMING NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS

In October, the Forest Highlands Neighborhood Association is holding meetings with property owners to get input on potential zoning changes. Invitations are being mailed the end of September for the following upcoming meetings:

Tuesday, October 17
For owners of property with R-7.5 zoning designations, to discuss potential change to R-15 zoning
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue

Thursday, October 19
For owners of property along east portion of Country Club Rd, to discuss potential change to medium-density zoning
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue

While meetings are focused on discussions with potentially impacted property owners, all members of the Forest Highlands neighborhood are welcome. Can't make the meeting, have questions or comments to share?

CONTACT US:

Forest Highlands Neighborhood Association:  
Gary Willihnganz, (503) 486-8006, or e-mail
Phil Zald, (734) 395-4194, or e-mail

City of Lake Oswego Neighborhood Planner:
Sarah Selden: 503-697-6524 or e-mail

PLANNING COMMISSION WORK SESSION #3 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

The Commission will review and provide feedback on the draft Forest Highlands buildable lands inventory, conducted to inform residential zoning options as part of the neighborhood’s planning effort.

Staff Memo, 09/01/17

To visit the meeting webpage and view the video (when available), click here.

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PLANNING COMMISSION WORK SESSION #2 - MAY 8, 2017

The Commission will review and provide feedback on the planning process to address zoning and development in the Forest Highlands neighborhood, as identified by respondents to the fall 2016 Forest Highlands neighborhood survey.

Staff Memo, 04/27/17

Presentation, 05/08/17

To visit the meeting webpage and view the video, click here.

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PLANNING COMMISSION WORK SESSION #1 - MARCH 13, 2017

The Commission received a presentation from the Forest Highlands Neighborhood Association on the results of their November 2016 neighborhood survey, focused on neighborhood development and livability.

Presentation by Neighborhood (overview of survey)

To visit the meeting webpage and view the video, click here.

Project Details
ID: 
PP 15-0006
Year: 
2015
Status: 
Active
Project Contact: 

Sarah Selden, Senior Planner

503-697-6524

Related Meetings

Nov 13 2017 - 6:30pm

Sep 11 2017 - 6:30pm

May 8 2017 - 6:30pm

Mar 13 2017 - 6:30pm

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