2017 Land Use Ordinances

Provided below is a list of land use ordinances for 2017. Check out the ordinances under development webpage or contact the Long Range Planning section for additional land use ordinance-related materials, which may include public testimony and findings documents.
 
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Official communications on ordinances must be received in writing, including email (must contain the author's name and address), or by oral or written testimony at hearings. To provide written testimony regarding this proposed ordinance, you must include the author(s)' name, address, and phone number and submit via email, fax or U.S. Mail: Washington County, Long Range Planning Division 155 N. First Ave., Suite 350, MS14, Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072.

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***Please note location for hearings***
Public hearings are at the Hillsboro Civic Center Shirley Huffman Auditorium
 150 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon

Ord. #

DescriptionPlanning Commission Hearing(s) Board of Commissioner Hearing(s)Staff Contact
815B

Adopted B-Engrossed Ordinance No. 815 amends the Washington County Community Development Code (CDC) for consistency with state legislation regarding wineries in exclusive farm use areas and to clarify winery standards for non-resource lands.

Adopted 9/26/17 - Effective 11/24/17

Aug. 17, 2016
@ 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 26, 2017
@ 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 5, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

Aug. 15, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

March 21, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

March 7, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

Oct. 25, 2016
@ 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, 2016
@ 10 a.m. 

Sept. 20, 2016
@ 6:30 p.m.
Anne Kelly,
senior planner
503-846-3583

820A

Adopted A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 820 amends the Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area and Community Development Code relating to infill development of properties in the R-5 and R-6 land use districts that are two acres or less in size. 

Adopted 8/22/17 - Effective 11/24/17

June 21, 2017
@ 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 22, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 1, 2017 @10 a.m.

July 11, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

Suzanne Savin, senior planner, 503-846-3963

821A

Adopted A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 821 amends the 2010 Washington County-Sherwood Urban Planning Area Agreement (UPAA), an element of the County Comprehensive Plan. The updates include adding policies and processes for coordinating concept planning in the Urban Reserves within Sherwood's area of interest and minor changes to the process for comprehensive planning in the Urban Planning Area. The Urban Planning Area map is revised to reflect Sherwood's Urban Reserve Area, changes to the Urban Planning Area, and annexations since the last update. 

Adopted 9/26/17 - Effective 10/26/17

July 5, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 26, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 5, 2017  @ 10 a.m.

Aug. 1, 2017
@ 10 a.m. 

Michelle Miller, senior planner, 503-846-8101
822A

Adopted A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 822 amends the Rural/Natural Resource Plan, the Comprehensive Framework Plan and Community Development Code to clarify school documentation and notice requirements, reflect state law for plan amendments in the Urban and Rural Reserves, clarify certain neighborhood meeting requirements, correct inaccurate Metro Code reference for a future industrial area, modify the Transit Oriented Development appeal process, allow air conditioning units in the residential side yard setback and make minor adjustments to certain mobile home subdivision setback provisions. 

Adopted 10/17/17 - Effective 11/24/17

July 19, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 17, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

Sept. 26, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 15, 2017   @ 10 a.m.

Michelle Miller, senior planner, 503-846-8101

 

823Adopted Ordinance No. 823 amends the Community Development Code relating to retirement housing communities, allowing development of retirement communities with a continuum of care in more land use districts and providing more flexibility in community design of senior housing.

 

Adopted 9/5/17 - Effective 10/5/17

Aug. 2, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 5, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

Kim Armstrong, senior planner, 503-846-3686
824Adopted Ordinance No. 824 amends the  Community Development Code standards to allow a new Special Use (SU): Special Mineral/Aggregate Mining and or/Processing in the Exclusive Forest and Conservation (EFC) District.

 

Adopted 9/5/17 - Effective 11/24/17

Aug. 2, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 5, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

Anne Kelly,  senior planner, 503-846-3583
826AAdopted A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 826 amends the Community Development Code (CDC) related to telecommunication facilities. The amendments streamline the submittal requirements and review process, restructure the special use section for clarity and update the CDC to comply with federal requirements. 

 

Adopted 10/24/17 - Effective 11/24/17

Sept. 6, 2017
@ 1:30 p.m.

Aug. 16, 2017
@ 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 24, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 10, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

Sept. 19, 2017 @ 10 a.m. 

Sambo Kirkman, associate planner, 503-846-3593

827AAdopted A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 827 amends the Community Development Code (CDC) related to parking and loading standards. The amendments adjust minimum off-street parking requirements, establish parking standards for regulated affordable housing, expand eligibility for reducing minimum parking ratios, update parking lot design standards, and add standards for electric vehicle charging spaces and motorcycle parking. 

 

Adopted 10/24/17 - Effective 11/24/17

Sept. 6, 2017
@ 1:30 p.m.

Aug. 16,2017
@ 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 24, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 10, 2017
@ 10 a.m.


Sept. 19, 2017
@ 10 a.m.

Dyami Valentine, senior planner, 503-846-3821
828Adopted Ordinance No. 828 is an annual "housekeeping" ordinance that made minor updates, corrections and revisions to Washington County's Rural/Natural Resource Plan, the Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area, and the Community Development Code.

 

Adopted 9/26/17 - Effective 11/24/17

Sept. 6, 2017
@ 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 26, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Angela Brown, assistant planner, 503-846-3968

829Adopted Ordinance No. 829 amends the 2004 Washington County - Hillsboro Urban Planning Area Agreement, an element of the County's Comprehensive Plan. The updates include adding policies and processes for coordinating concept planning in the Urban Reserves within Hillsboro's area of interest and minor changes to the policies and processes for comprehensive planning in the Urban Planning Area. The planning area map is revised to reflect Hillsboro's Urban Reserve Planning Area, changes to the Urban Planning Area and annexations since the last update. 

 

Adopted 10/10/17 - Effective 11/10/17

Sept. 6, 2017
@ 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 10, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

Sept. 26, 2017

@ 6:30 p.m.

Michelle Miller, senior planner, 503-846-8101