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Metro Urban Rural Reserves

Background

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) issued a Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) order approving the Metro Urban and Rural Reserves on August 14, 2012 for Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. The LCDC order was appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals by several parties (Barkers Five, LLC v. LCDC). The Court issued its opinion on February 20, 2014, reversing and remanding LCDC's approval. The Oregon Legislature resolved the issue of urban and rural reserves in Washington County with HB 4078 in 2014. LCDC remanded the matter to Metro and the counties with an order issued January 15, 2015.

Introduction

On July 24, 2017, Metro, on behalf of itself, Clackamas County, and Multnomah County submitted the response to the remanded urban and rural reserves to the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) for review. The submittal was determined to be complete. Those who participated in the local proceedings received notice of the adoption from the city and were allowed 21 days to submit an objection to DLCD. DLCD received seven objections (see "Objections," below).

The DLCD director must approve or remand the submittal, or refer it to the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). (See OAR 660-025-0150.) The director referred the submittal to LCDC for consideration at its November 17, 2017 meeting.

For more information, contact Jennifer Donnelly, Regional Representative, at 503-725-2183 or jennifer.donnelly@state.or.us.

Metro's Documents

Metro, Clackamas County, and Multnomah County submitted a set of materials to DLCD for review. A subset of the materials is provided below.

Metro Submittal

Index
Metro Ordinance 17-1405

Clackamas County Submittal

Index
Clackamas County Ordinance 06-2017

Multnomah County Submittal

Index
Multnomah County Ordinance 1246

To acquire items that are part of the record but are not included in the list above, please contact DLCD staff.

Objections

Barkers 5, LLC/Barker
Keseric
Lanphere Construction and Development, LLC
Metropolitan Land Group
Skade
Springville Investors, LLC et al.
VanderZanden

The local governments submitted these responses to the objections:

Clackamas County
Metro
Multnomah County

Department Report

The director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development issued a report explaining the results of the department's review of the urban and rural reserves submittal on October 26, 2017.

The department received the following timely exceptions to the October 26, 2017, report:

Barkers 5, LLC/Barker
Keseric
Lanphere Construction and Development, LLC
Metropolitan Land Group
Springville Investors, LLC et al.
Multnomah County

LCDC Decision

LCDC conducted a hearing on the Metro Urban and Rural Reserves on November 17, 2017. After receiving argument and testimony from Metro, Clackamas County, Multnomah County, and objectors, the commission deliberated and approved the submittal. The LCDC order approving the Metro Urban and Rural Reserves was issued on May 16, 2018.

DLCD Decision
LCDC Decision

Contact

Jennifer Donnelly
Metro-area Regional Representative
jennifer.donnelly@state.or.us
Phone: 503-725-2183

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