Model Development Code for Small Cities
First published in 1999, Oregon’s Model Development Code and User’s Guide for Small Cities (“Model Code”) has been used widely around Oregon. The TGM Program developed the model in response to numerous requests for assistance from Oregon communities. Small cities wanted consistent guidance and technical expertise in zoning, development standards, review procedures, and implementation of state planning rules and statutes.
In developing the model code, now in its Third Edition (2012), the TGM Program worked with a statewide advisory committee consisting of city officials, planning commissioners, state and regional planning agency representatives, and land use advocates, and business representatives.