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City of McMinnville UGB Amendment
Introduction
In 2003, after three years of study and hearings, McMinnville adopted text and map amendments to the city’s Growth Management and Urbanization Plan, along with findings about future population and employment needs, buildable lands, and an assessment of alternate lands for expanding the urban growth boundary (UGB).  The city estimated it would grow to a population of about 44,000 by 2023 and expanded its UGB by about 1,200 acres, including 890 buildable acres.
 
The director approved the city’s UGB amendment over the objections of several parties.  The parties appealed to the Land Conservation and Development Commission, which approved the city’s UGB proposal in November 2008.  Parties appealed the commission’s order to the Oregon Court of Appeals, which reversed and remanded LCDC’s decision in a July 13, 2011 opinion.
 
On February 28, 2012, LCDC remanded the McMinnville’s UGB amendment to the city for further action consistent with the Court of Appeals decision.
 
If you have questions about McMinnville’s urban growth boundary amendment proposal, please contact Angela Lazarean, DLCD Regional Representative, at (503) 373-0050 x286 or angela.lazarean@state.or.us.
 
 

 
Court of Appeals Remand
Documents related to the Court’s decision can be viewed by following the links below.
  1. LCDC Remand Order, McMinnville UGB – February 29, 2012 
  2. DLCD Media Release – July 25, 2011
  3. Oregon Court of Appeals opinion – July 13, 2011
  4. LCDC Approval Order, McMinnville UGB – November 18, 2008