The Council last night requested expansion options that restore approximately 150 acres that were recommended to be removed by the Planning Commission based on testimony from 1000 Friends of Oregon. They expressed interest in distributing the acres to MD-4 (Hillcrest Orchards) and to the western portion of MD-3, if possible.
The options will be presented to Council at its earliest available study session, which isn't until 2-25-2016.
Testimony received late yesterday
Exhibit OOOOO Stark Hammack(PDF, 952KB)
Exhibit PPPPP Pfeiffer(PDF, 881KB)
The Council hearing continues tonight.
Supplemental findings memo no. 5: Response to Exhibit LLLLL(PDF, 44KB)
Exhibit MMMMM Kupillas(PDF, 742KB)
Exhibit NNNNN Hornecker Cowling(PDF, 2MB)
The Council hearing continues tonight.
Exhibit LLLLL Pfeiffer(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit IIIII Hornecker Cowling(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit JJJJJ Pfeiffer(PDF, 5MB)
Exhibit KKKKK Stark(PDF, 4MB)
Exhibit GGGGG Knox(PDF, 1005KB)
Exhibit HHHHH Hearn(PDF, 3MB)
The City Council held a study session on 10/22 to discuss how to make some of the promises they heard during testimony binding on the properties, especially if those promises influenced the decision to include an area. The Council is likely to want formal agreements from landowners, such as those in Exhibit P (scroll down to find it). Staff hopes to update the Council on who has stepped forward with such agreements at their meeting on 11/12.
Testimony submitted since 10/20:
Exhibit FFFFF Mahar(PDF, 3MB)
A draft of the Local Wetland Inventory report is available for public review and comment for the next two weeks. The final report will be submitted at the end of November to the Department of State Lands for their review and approval. The last day to submit comments will be on Monday, November 16, 2015. (Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org)
LWI Report(PDF, 215KB)
All Appendices(PDF, 77MB)
Appendix A and B(PDF, 165KB)
Appendix C(PDF, 907KB)
Appendix D(PDF, 663KB)
Appendix E(PDF, 652KB)
Appendix F(PDF, 69MB)
Appendix G and H(PDF, 112KB)
Figure Series F(PDF, 60MB)
The Council made no decisions on the allocation of the 43 acres, but are interested in continuing the discussion about securing promises made during testimony.
More testimony submitted on 10/15 and after.
Exhibit CCCCC Pfeiffer(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit DDDDD Montero(PDF, 1012KB)
Exhibit EEEEE Kell(PDF, 321KB)
Supplemental Findings memo no. 4 - distribution of 43 acres
Testimony submitted on 10/15:
Exhibit ZZZZ Brooks(PDF, 285KB)
Exhibit AAAAA Stevens(PDF, 400KB)
Exhibit BBBBB Hathaway(PDF, 498KB)
Testimony submitted on 10/14:
Exhibit UUUU Hashimoto(PDF, 987KB)
Exhibit VVVV Canon(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit WWWW Allan(PDF, 919KB)
Exhibit XXXX Hansen(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit YYYY Montero(PDF, 344KB)
Staff will return to Council on Oct. 15 with a few options on where to distribute the 43 acres that have been added to the "unbuildable" classification.
There will be a study session on Oct. 22 (check City calendar for time and place) to discuss how the City can ensure that the representations made during testimony (trails, workforce housing, land dedications, etc) will be carried out.
Testimony submitted on 10/1:
Exhibit RRRR Pfeiffer(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit SSSS Woerner(PDF, 5MB)
Exhibit TTTT Hansen(PDF, 435KB)
Staff will provide an update to the Council at tonight's meeting on the unbuildable lands determination.
A supplement to the staff report and new written testimony:
Supplemental findings memo no. 3(PDF, 825KB)—unbuildable lands determination
Exhibit QQQQ Harris(PDF, 2MB)
The Council began questioning Public Works, Fire, and Planning staff. Council directed staff to come to an agreement with DLCD staff on land categorization (see Exhibit MMMM) so that no more has to be removed from consideration. Council also directed staff to return with recommendations on how to ensure that the features and amenities that petitioners for inclusion spoke of in their testimony would actually be delivered. Staff will return with an update on Oct. 1 and a fuller report on Oct. 15.
New written testimony
Exhibit OOOO Maize(PDF, 436KB)
Exhibit PPPP Pfeiffer(PDF, 2MB)
New written testimony
Exhibit MMMM LeBombard, DLCD(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit NNNN Stringer(PDF, 323KB)
The Council will resume discussion this coming Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in the map of the proposed expansion, it remains unchanged from the Planning Commission's recommendation. Once the Council begins deliberations they may begin considering changes to the proposal.
Two supplements to the staff report and new written testimony:
Supplemental Findings memo no. 1(PDF, 512KB)—selection process
Supplemental Findings memo no. 2(PDF, 512KB)—summaries and responses
Exhibit JJJJ Broadway(PDF, 475KB)
Exhibit KKKK Hadrian(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit LLLL Sjothun(PDF, 1MB), Parks & Recreation
New written testimony.
Exhibit IIII Mahar(PDF, 1MB)
Oregon Department of Transportation submitted a revised letter (see Exhibit AAAA).
Exhibit HHHH Morehouse,(PDF, 1MB) ODOT
The City Council took further testimony last night and closed the hearing, although they left the record open indefinitely. The Council will resume discussion at their regular meeting on 9/17/2015.
The following materials were submitted yesterday at or before the hearing.
Before the hearing
Exhibit YYY Stevens(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit ZZZ Holmes(PDF, 263KB), 1000 Friends of Oregon
Exhibit AAAA(PDF, 1MB) Morehouse, ODOT
At the hearing
Exhibit BBBB Hansen(PDF, 916KB)
Exhibit CCCC Hays(PDF, 515KB)
Exhibit DDDD Stocker(PDF, 544KB)
Exhibit EEEE Bartholomew(PDF, 10MB)
Exhibit FFFF Harland(PDF, 4MB)
Exhibit GGGG Ayala(PDF, 5MB)
Table of acreage figures(PDF, 46KB) in current expansion proposal, broken down by urban reserve subarea (MD-1, MD-2, etc). These figures correspond to the map available below under July 28 entry.
The Council hearing again had more than three hours of testimony. At the end of the evening the hearing was continued to Thursday, 8/20/2015, at 7:00 pm, where the Council will continue to take testimony on the expansion proposal.
If you're looking for the map of the expansion proposal that Council is considering, scroll down to the Jul 28 entry below.
Materials submitted at the 8/13 hearing.
Exhibit AAA Watson(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit BBB Mahar(PDF, 6MB)
Exhibit CCC Lulich(PDF, 410KB)
Exhibit DDD Lane(PDF, 278KB)
Exhibit EEE Hall(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit FFF Jones(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit GGG Hansen(PDF, 997KB)
Exhibit HHH Stone(PDF, 9MB)
Exhibit III Hansen(PDF, 653KB)
Exhibit JJJ Broadway(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit KKK Ayala(PDF, 11MB)
Exhibit LLL Ayala(PDF, 9MB)
Exhibit MMM White(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit NNN Dobson(PDF, 20MB)
Exhibit OOO Brooks(PDF, 529KB)
Exhibit PPP Hight(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit QQQ Woerner(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit RRR Brooks(PDF, 2MB) (for Mahar)
Exhibit SSS Freel(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit TTT Caldwell(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit UUU Hanson(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit VVV Hanson(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit WWW Schroeder(PDF, 261KB) (actually rec'd via e-mail late in the day)
Exhibit XXX Knox(PDF, 2MB)
The Council held a hearing on 8/6/2015 and took more than three hours of testimony. The hearing was continued to Thursday, 8/13/2015, at 7:00 pm, where they will continue to take testimony on the expansion proposal.
Materials submitted since first City Council hearing on 8/6/2015.
Exhibit TT Houghton(PDF, 296KB)
Exhibit UU Fischer(PDF, 557KB)
Exhibit VV Hathaway(PDF, 411KB) (this was displayed in larger format at 8/6/2015 hearing; this smaller version rec'd on 8/12)
Exhibit WW LeBombard(PDF, 522KB) (DLCD)
Exhibit XX Bennett(PDF, 782KB)
Exhibit YY Chamberland(PDF, 339KB)
Exhibit ZZ Desmond(PDF, 675KB)
Materials submitted at the first City Council hearing on 8/6/2015
Exhibit HH Cofield(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit II Kell(PDF, 502KB)
Exhibit JJ Montero(PDF, 784KB)
Exhibit KK LaNier/Parducci(PDF, 16MB)
Exhibit LL Savage(PDF, 928KB)
Exhibit MM Savage(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit NN Woerner(PDF, 24MB)
Exhibit OOa Woerner(PDF, 16MB)
Exhibit OOb Woerner(PDF, 9MB)
Exhibit OOc Woerner(PDF, 10MB)
Exhibit PP Mahar(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit QQ Jones(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit RR Stocker(PDF, 663KB)
Exhibit SS Brooks(PDF, 373KB)
Materials submitted after publication of the commission report (after July 21) and before the first City Council hearing on 8/6/2015.
Exhibit Q Ex Parte(PDF, 19KB)
Exhibit R Hearn(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit S Starlite Group(PDF, 299KB)
Exhibit T Bartlett(PDF, 32KB)
Exhibit U Knox(PDF, 4MB)
Exhibit V Mahar(PDF, 265KB) Exhibit V Maps(PDF, 640KB)
Exhibit W Hansen(PDF, 253KB) Exhibit W Map(PDF, 222KB)
Exhibit X Vincent(PDF, 117KB)
Exhibit Y Carpenter(PDF, 451KB)
Exhibit Z Harland(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit AA Broadway(PDF, 925KB)
Exhibit BB Montero(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit CC Savage(PDF, 3MB)
Exhibit DD Desmond(PDF, 2MB)
Exhibit EE Caldwell and Hight(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit FF Root(PDF, 150KB)
Exhibit GG Stark(PDF, 236KB)
City Council hearing dates and process(PDF, 105KB)
Recommended UGB amendment(PDF, 952KB) (Planning Commission recommendation)
Here is the complete Commission Report that will be in the City Council's agenda packet for its August 6 hearing, which will be published next week. This report contains the Planning Commission's recommended amendments to the urban growth boundary and parts of the Comprehensive Plan, plus written testimony received through 7/21.
Commission Report(PDF, 86MB) dated 7/22/2015
Submitted testimony included with Commission Report
Exhibit E White(PDF, 38KB)
Exhibit F Hamlin(PDF, 18KB)
Exhibit G Knox, C.(PDF, 25KB)
Exhibit H Carlton(PDF, 27KB)
Exhibit I Jacskon County(PDF, 427KB)
Exhibit J Starlite Lane(PDF, 153KB)
Exhibit K RVS(PDF, 24KB)
Exhibit L RV Manor(PDF, 1MB)
Exhibit M Stevens(PDF, 298KB)
Exhibit N Sjothun(PDF, 255KB)
Exhibit O Matthews(PDF, 163KB)
Exhibit P Stevens(PDF, 17MB)
Wetlands Project Update:
A second informational meeting regarding the Local Wetland Inventory Project was held at the Carnegie Library. Draft maps of the field work conducted by SWCA Environmental Consultants were displayed for comments and input. The maps are provided below.
Map Index(PDF, 2MB)
Map 1(PDF, 9MB)
Map 2(PDF, 10MB)
Map 3(PDF, 9MB)
Map 4(PDF, 8MB)
Map 5(PDF, 9MB)
Map 6(PDF, 11MB)
Materials for June 11, 2015 meeting(PDF, 23MB) (Planning Commission Recommendation)
The Planning Commission continued its deliberation regarding the proposed UGB amendment at its May 14, 2015 meeting. At that meeting the Commission passed a motion, 4 to 3, directing staff to modify the recommendation (as listed below), to prepare findings for recommendation to Council, and return with the revised recommendation and findings for approval at the June 11, 2015 Planning Commission meeting. The recommendation was to be changed as follows:
- Remove approximately 175 buildable acres from MD-4 as shown in staff's Alternative 1.
- Remove most of the approximately 175 buildable acres from MD-3 as shown in staff's Alternative 2, but retain approximately 30 acres in the southwest corner of MD-3.
- Add an approximately 180 acre (includes buildable and non-buildable land) portion of MD-5 located between Cherry Lane and Barnett Road and east of the existing UGB.
The Planning Commission will continue its deliberation regarding the UGB expansion at the May 14, 2015 Planning Commission meeting. The applicable portions of the agenda packet for that meeting are linked below.
May 14, 2015 PC meeting agenda packet
Staff compiled all of the written testimony submitted at the hearing and all of the written testimony submitted after the hearing through March 26, 2015 and provided these materials to the Commission at the April 6, 2015 study session.
Staff also provided a table to help track challenges to the land need figures, a table showing acreage figures for each of the urban reserve subareas, a table and a map to help track the requests for inclusion that were received at the hearing, and a memo to better explain how transportation was scored based on a memo from Kittelson and Associates.
At the study session, the Commission directed staff to provide recommendations regarding where to remove roughly 175 acres from staff's recommendation, based on challenges received. The Commission directed staff to bring this matter, with the requested recommendations, back to the Commission at the May 14, 2015 public hearing.
The materials from the April 6, 2015 study session are provided below:
April 6, 2015 study session(PDF, 75MB)
At their regularly scheduled meeting, March 12, 2015, the Planning Commission considered City File number CP-14-114 (UGBA Phase 2: ESA Boundary Amendment). The Planning Commission heard a presentation of the staff report and then opened the public hearing to take testimony. There were dozens of people in attendance and more than 40 people chose to speak. The proceedings lasted approximately four and a half hours.
The Commission closed the hearing but the record was kept open for the next 14 days - through March 26, 2015. Anybody wishing to submit written comment to the Planning Department is welcome to do so up until the March 26 deadline.
The Planning Commission voted to meet with staff at a study session, to be held April 6, 2015, to further discuss the proposal prior to making a recommendation to City Council on the matter. The study session will be open to the public but the public will not be permitted to provide testimony at the meeting. Location and time will be posted on this page once it is set. At the study session the Commission is expected to determine when this matter will be brought back to a Planning Commission meeting for further consideration. Once that date is set that information will be posted here as well.
Slide Show from Staff Presentation at PC Hearing(PDF, 1MB)
Testimony Submitted after Publication of the Agenda Packet for PC(PDF, 3MB)
Testimony Submitted at the PC Hearing(PDF, 3MB)
Testimony Submitted after the PC Hearing(PDF, 68MB)
Minutes from March 12, 2015 PC Hearing(PDF, 644KB)
Wetlands: There are several things that need to be done prior to annexing any of the areas added to the urban growth boundary through this process. Some of these things, such as master plans, will be the responsibility of the individual property owners to complete. Other items, such as a revised Transportation System Plan (TSP) and Local Wetland Inventory (LWI), the City will complete. The City has been working on a revised TSP for over a year but the final work cannot be completed until the boundary location has been determined.
The City has hired SWCA Environmental Consultants to conduct an LWI for the urban reserve. An informational meeting regarding the LWI work will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Carnegie Building at 413 W. Main Street. More information can be found on the attached notice below. SWCA will need to access the properties containing wetlands in order to field verify the existence of wetlands and to more accurately map the extent of the wetlands. More information about the process will be presented at the informational meeting. The City is seeking consent from property owners to allow SWCA to access the necessary properties in order to complete their work. A copy of the consent form is attached to the link below.
Informational Meeting Notice and Permission to Access Form(PDF, 75KB)
The Planning Commission will take public testimony and consider staff's recommendation regarding the proposed urban growth boundary amendment at their March 12, 2015 meeting. A copy of the agenda packet (including the staff report for the urban growth boundary amendment) can be found at the link below:
Staff Report - PC Agenda for March 12, 2015 meeting(PDF, 96KB)
The Planning Department has completed its work of ranking the External Study Areas (ESAs) and producing a recommendation based on that analysis. The Planning Department's recommendation will be presented to the Planning Commission at the March 12, 2015 hearing. At that time the Planning Commission will also be receiving testimony from the public regarding the recommendation. The Urban Growth Boundary Amendment (UGBA) accomplished through Phase 2 of the project will be made up of three parts: 1) amending the Urban Growth Boundary and assigning General Land Use Plan (GLUP) map designations to the areas added to the UGB; 2) amending the Medford Street Functional Classification Plan of the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan to include the expansion areas; and 3) amending some portions of the Urbanization and GLUP Elements of the Comprehensive Plan to accommodate the UGB amendment.
The proposed UGB expansion area includes a total of 3,948 acres of land, of which 402 acres are either already developed or unbuildable, resulting in a total of 3,546 usable acres: 1,877 acres for Prescott and Chrissy parks and 1,669 acres for future development. The developable acres consist of 1,032 acres for residential development and 637 acres for employment uses.
Each of the three components of the UGBA as recommended by the Planning Department is shown in the attachments below:
1) Boundary Amendment and Assigned GLUP Designations (this document is unavailable)
2) Revised Street Functional Classification Plan Map(PDF, 296KB)
3) Proposed Comprehensive Plan Text Amendments(PDF, 77KB)