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Portland Metro Urban Growth Boundary (2019)


On January 10, 2019, Metro submitted an adopted amendment of the Metro urban growth boundary (UGB) 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 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 July 25-26, 2019 meeting.

On July 26 the Land Conservation and Development Commission approved the Metro UGB amendment. On January 22, 2020, the Director issued a final order for this matter.

For more information, contact Jennifer Donnelly, Regional Representative.

Metro's Documents

A subset of the materials submitted by Metro is provided below.

Metro Submittal

Metro Ordinance 18-1427
Exhibit C – Conditions of Approval on Land added to UGB

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

Objections to Metro UGB Amendment

1000 Friends of Oregon
Housing Land Advocates
Marion County Board of Commissioners

DLCD Staff report for July 26, 2019 LCDC Meeting in Condon, Oregon

Staff Report (July 1, 2019)
Supplemental Staff Report
Attachment A: Objection Letter Links
Attachment B: Applicable Regulations
Attachment C: Urban and Rural Reserves Alternative Analysis Map
Attachment D: 2018 UGB Expansion Areas Map
Attachment E: Index for the Record
Attachment F: Record of Metro UGB Decision Part I
Attachment G: Record of Metro UGB Decision Part II
Attachment H: Record of Metro UGB Decision Part III

Exceptions to Director's Report

Final Order Approving Metro UGB Amendment

Final Order Approving Metro UGB Amendment
Note: The final order was appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals by Housing Land Advocates. The Court of Appeals is currently considering the appeal.


Jennifer Donnelly
Metro-area Regional Representative
Phone: 971-239-9451