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McMinnville Urban Growth Boundary


In 2011 the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) approval of the McMinnville Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) amendment in 1000 Friends of Oregon v. Land Conservation and Development Commission, 244 Or App 239 (2011). After LCDC remanded the decision to McMinnville, the city paused further consideration of a UGB amendment for several years. On December 11, 2020, McMinnville and Yamhill County submitted a revised decision responding to the LCDC remand order and amending the McMinnville UGB. The Department will receive any objections during the 21-day comment period, and then has 120 days to either approve the submittal, remand the submittal, or refer the submittal to the Land Conservation and Development Commission.

City of McMinnville's Documents

The City of McMinnville submitted a set of materials to DLCD for review. The materials are provided below.

Letter of Submittal to Director Rue
McMinnville UGB Form 4 Notice of UGB Adoption
UGB Public Testimony List
Ordinance 5098 Notice of Decision
Ordinance No. 5098 Signed
Yamhill County Notice of Decision
Yamhill County Ordinance No. 912 Signed
Staff Report Public Hearing Ordinance No. 5098 UGB Amendment
Response to City Council Questions from December 2 and 3, 2020
Response to Councilor Questions from December 1, 2020
Public Comment Response Memo
Staff Report Public Hearing
Staff Report Public Hearing, Draft
Memo MGMUP UGB Update
MGMUP Findings Document Final
MGMUP Findings Document Attachment 1
MGMUP Findings Document Attachment 2
MGMUP Findings Document Attachment 3
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix C Attachment 1
Appendix C Attachment 2
Appendix C Attachment 3
Appendix C Attachment 4
Appendix C Attachment 5
Appendix C Attachment 6
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G

Director's Decision

The Director received one objection to the December 11, 2020 UGB submittal from McMinnville. In his decision, dated April 9, 2021, the Director rejected the objection and approved the city’s UGB submittal. The Director’s decision was not appealed to the Land Conservation and Development Commission within the 21-day appeal period, so McMinnville’s amended UGB is approved and acknowledged by the State of Oregon.

Director's Decision Approving McMinnville UGB Submittal


Kevin Young
Senior Urban Planner
Phone: 503-602-0238