The designation of urban and rural reserves will assist the Metro Council and local communities in implementation of the 2040...
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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.
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.
Opportunity to Comment: Second Twelve-month Time Extension for T3-2016-5319 - due Aug 10
Notice of Decision: Admin Decision by Planning Director, Cond Use Permit, Sig Environmental Concern, Geo Hazard, Except to Fire Safety Zone, & Variance to Forest Practices - Appeal Deadline Aug 21
Notice of Public Hearing: Implementation of Measure 49 approval for single-family dwelling within the Protected Aggregate and Minerals Impact Area - rebuttal due Jul 24
Notice of Public Hearing: Appeal of T2-2-19-12121, request to convert agricultural building in to an accessory building and allow a second driveway - Hearing Date Aug 14
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: Application for Lot of Record Verification, Significant Environmental Concern for Water Resources and Road Rules Variance - Due Aug 20
Opportunity to Comment: Significant Environmental Concern for Habitat and Water Resources and a Road Rules Variance - due Aug 12
Notice of Decision: Significant Environmental Concern; Lot of Record Verification - Appeal Deadline Aug 20
Opportunity to Comment: Property Line Adjustment - Aug 13
Opportunity to Comment: National Scenic Area Site Review for Replacement Dwelling - due Aug 14
Opportunity to Comment: Application for National Scenic Area Parcel Determination - due Aug 19
Notice of Decision: Cat 1 Land Division, Comm Service Conditional Use, Lot of Record Verification, Design Review, Variance, Forest Development, Exception to Fire Safety Zone - Appeal Deadline Aug 21
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
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