Planning Projects

Please submit comments for the projects below by e-mail to planning@cityofmedford.org or to the assigned planner's contact information, call (541) 774-2380, or mail written comments to:

Medford Planning Department
411 West Eighth Street
Medford, OR 97501 

 

LIBERTY PARK TRAFFIC CALMING PROJECT

About the Liberty Park Traffic Calming Project

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In 2020 $5,000 dollars were awarded to the City of Medford from AARP to pursue a traffic calming project in the Liberty Park Neighborhood. The intention of this project is to improve pedestrian access, safety, and visibility through introducing roadway elements that encourage drivers to slow down. At this time, the city lacks funding for any permanent installations, but is working with the neighborhood to identify temporary elements until additional funding can be secured. 

 

Upcoming Participation Opportunities

Meeting Recordings

To view past meeting recordings, please visit the links below:

Community Comment

If you are unable to attend any of our virtual meetings, please view the recordings to learn more about the project. If you have additional comments or concerns you'd like to share, please submit a community comment here, or reach out to Principal Planner Carla Paladino directly by email (Carla.Paladino@cityofmedford.org) or phone (541-744-2395). 

 

NEW!  PARKLET DESIGN STANDARDS

Parklet Design

photo of parkletMedford's downtown streets have seen activity and outdoor seating through the conversion of parking spaces in the right-of-way. This started as a temporary program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting limitations placed on restaurants and bars for indoor seating of patrons.  Today, several businesses are using the program. 

City Council adopted an ordinance to amend the Medford Municipal Code allowing regulated parklets within the downtown Central Business District.  The ordinance took effect on October 1, 2021.

Parklet Design Standards(PDF, 651KB)

 

 

LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OR MUNICIPAL CODE UPDATES

Developer Lots

File No. Reference DCA-20-251

Summary of Proposal:  A legislative amendment to Chapter 10 of the Municipal Code to add standards that expand upon the provisions related to reserve acreage and establish a new category of subdividing land identified as developer tracts.  Draft Language(PDF, 345KB)

Assigned Planner:  Sarah Sousa (sarah.sousa@cityofmedford.org)

Public Hearing Schedule: 
    Planning Commission:  November 11, 2021
    City Council:  December 16, 2021

 

  

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATES

Southeast Plan Amendment

File No. Reference CP-21-065

Summary of Changes: An amendment to the Southeast Plan of the Neighborhood Element of the Medford Comprehensive Plan related to removing the future requirement for a right-in/right-out only traffic median in North Phoenix Road at its intersection with Shamrock Drive.

Assigned Planner: Sarah Sousa (sarah.sousa@cityofmedford.org)

Project Review and Community Discussion: April 7, 2021 (watch the recording here

Public Hearing Schedule:
    Planning Commission: April 22, 2021
    City Council: May 20, 2021


 

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