The designation of urban and rural reserves will assist the Metro Council and local communities in implementation of the 2040...
Land Use Planning Pages
The longstanding system for managing the Metro region’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) has been contentious and limits the factors used in determining which land is better suited to differing purposes.
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area was created on November 17, 1986 when President Reagan signed into effect Public Law 99-663.
The reasons for designation of Reserves are included in the document below.
The Flood Insurance Rate Maps being revised show floodplain boundaries for the vicinity of the lower Columbia River and Sandy River in east Multnomah County. Appeal deadline closes 8/15/17.
Materials located on this page are from past Planning Commission proceedings.
The Multnomah County Planning Commission consists of nine volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for four-year terms.
Multnomah County is leading a regional effort to designate urban and rural reserves to accommodate future growth and protect valuable farmland, forest land and natural areas that define the character
Multnomah County's urban planning areas are the Interlachen Urban Plan Area and the Pleasant Valley Urban Plan Area.
Notice of Decision: Planning Director Determination for a Relative Farm Help Dwelling - appeal deadline June 9
Notice of Decision: National Scenic Area Site Review for Emergency Repair of Septic System and Replat - appeal deadline Jun 11
Opportunity to Comment: National Scenic Area Site Review for an accessory building - due Oct 1
Notice of Decision: Accessory Use Determination and Significant Environmental Concern for habitat and scenic waterways - appeal deadline Oct 4
Agency Review: National Scenic Area Site Review for additional deck, bathroom and dormer - due Dec 16
Opportunity to Comment: National Scenic Area Emergency Event Site Review for failing septic system - due Jun 19
What we do, our mission and values, and how to contact us.
Collection of documents for the Zoning Code Consolidation project.
The Multnomah County Comprehensive Plan is the county's land use mission statement.
Multnomah County updated its Comprehensive Plan in 2016. The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for future growth and development in rural areas of the county.
Documents related to Metro's nature park project in the West Hills.
Fee schedule effective July 1, 2016. Fees may be paid with cash, checks or credit card.
Metro is proposing a nature park project for the West Hills. The Multnomah County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal at a date to be determined.
Projects we've completed recently, and older projects of historical value.
We are looking for two residents who live in Multnomah County to serve as volunteer members on the county’s Planning Commission.