Public Involvement and Events

 

Bonny Slope West Community Plan and Implementation Ordinances

On June 30, 2015, two Bonny Slope West ordinances* were filed which will adopt the area into the Cedar Hills-Cedar Mill Community Plan and implement the subarea plan by establishing urban land use designations. The two ordinances are summarized below and are available for review. Public hearings for these ordinances will be held at the Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners.

* An ordinance is a proposal to modify one or more county planning documents and creates regulations that adopt, amend or repeal provisions of the county's Comprehensive Plan.

Ordinance No. 802 - Bonny Slope West Community Plan

This ordinance adopts the Bonny Slope West subarea into the Cedar Hills-Cedar Mill Community Plan, and describes design elements and physical features specific to Bonny Slope West. The ordinance adopts a Future Urban Land Use Designations Map for the subarea that identifies urban land use designations to be applied to the subarea after required transportation infrastructure funding mechanisms are implemented.

The ordinance also adds requirements applicable to the Bonny Slope West subarea to the Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area, the Transportation System Plan and the Community Development Code.

Meetings & First Public Hearings on Ordinance No. 802

  • Planning Commission - August 5, 2015        
  • Board of Commissioners (Board) - September 1, 2015

The Planning Commission may choose to continue the public hearing to a second date before making a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. At the Board's September 1, 2015 meeting, they may choose to adopt the ordinance, make changes to it, continue the hearing to a future date or reject the ordinance. If adopted at the September 1 meeting, the ordinance would become effective on November 27, 2015.

 

Ordinance No. 803 - Bonny Slope West Implementation

This ordinance implements the Bonny Slope West subarea of the Cedar Hills-Cedar Mill Community Plan by establishing urban land use designations for the subarea. The ordinance amends the Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area, the Cedar Hills-Cedar Mill community Plan and the Community Development Code to effect this change.

Meetings & First Public Hearings on Ordinance No. 803

  • Planning Commission - August 5, 2015        
  • Board of Commissioners (Board) - September 1, 2015

Adoption of this ordinance cannot occur until transportation financing mechanisms are in place. Therefore, on September 1, the Board will consider this ordinance and may choose to make changes to it, continue the hearing to a future date, or reject the ordinance. 

 

Landslide Susceptibility Technical Report and Maps

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) recently completed a technical report: Landslide Susceptibility of the SE Quarter of the Linnton Quadrangle including Bonny Slope West/Area 93, Washington and Multnomah Counties, Oregon. Draft maps were presented at recent community events with DOGAMI staff on hand to answer questions. The complete report and maps will become part of the planning documents for Bonny Slope West.

DOGAMI uses a laser-based terrain mapping system called LIDAR (light detection and ranging) along with new mapping protocols created specifically for LIDAR-based imagery to develop a new generation of landslide inventories across Oregon. This new generation of maps is more accurate and comprehensive than maps of the past. Learn about DOGAMI's work and the background for the report and maps.

Report Appendices & Maps

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Maps

 


Planning Commission Advisory Meetings

The Planning Commission (PC) held a series of Bonny Slope West (Area 93) planning advisory meetings in December 2014 and January 2015. These advisory meetings provided the public an opportunity to comment on issues and plan development and the PC with an opportunity to identify concerns for staff consideration with the Bonny Slope West community plan development.

Meeting Dates & Materials


 

Project Links

 

Online Public Comments

Interested in commenting on this project? We welcome your input on any of the reports, maps, and links for the project and encourage you to submit your comments in the box below or by email to lutplan@co.washington.or.us. Your comments will be shared with the Bonny Slope West community planning project team.  

An ongoing log of comments submitted on the project are posted on the Maps and Documents page.

Public Records Disclosure: This comment form is a public record of Washington County and is subject to public disclosure unless exempt from disclosure under Oregon Public Records Law.

 
 

What have we heard to date?

At the April 10 Open House we had good discussions and gathered your feedback. We also received comments from a property owner and stakeholder questionnaire. The project team talked with service providers through Technical Advisory Committee meetings that informed the creation of alternatives. Collectively, this input provided valuable assistance for the project team as we developed alternatives that reflect community aspirations and the reality of planning area constraints. 

Since the April Open House the project team worked diligently to expand our understanding of physical constraints and service provider needs in the area, and to develop realistic alternatives for a future community (contain elements that can be implemented). This work included:

  • Engaging Urbsworks (an urban design firm) to help with the land use planning and public processes;
  • Working with Pacific Habitat Services (PHS) on the natural resources (Goal 5) inventory to define the vegetated corridor to be protected; 
  • Commissioning an engineering report on the location, feasibility and costs of potential vehicular and pedestrian stream crossings; 
  • Working with DOGAMI to refine information regarding landslide susceptibility;
  • Engaging EcoNorthwest to help develop an infrastructure funding plan;
  • Holding several meetings with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to better understand service provider needs, concerns and future plans;
  • Conducting a 'stakeholder survey' and offering coffee meetings to property owners to better understand their desired outcomes from this planning effort prior to refining options;
  • Meeting with several developer representatives with property interest within the area to better understand their desired outcomes from this planning effort prior to refining options;
  • Holding a community meeting on October 21 to present work to date and conceptual planning alternatives.
  • Planning Commission planning advisory meetings on Bonny Slope West (Area 93) in December 2014 and January 2015. These advisory meetings provided the PC with an opportunity to hear from staff and the public and to identify concerns for staff consideration with the Bonny Slope West community plan development.

Next Steps

Upcoming opportunities for community review and input include Ordinance Hearings for the Bonny Slope West Draft Community Plan.

Public Hearings on Community Plan and Implementation

The Washington County Planning Commission will have the opportunity to consider the filed ordinances at their August 5 meeting, and could make recommendations on that day or continue the hearing to their August 19 meeting. The Board of Commissioners will consider the filed ordinances at their September 1 meeting. The goal remains adoption of the Community Plan in the fall of 2015.

 

Infrastructure Funding Plan

Staff will provide a briefing to the Board of Commissioners on the draft Infrastructure Funding Plan for BSW public facilities at the Board’s extended work session on August 11. Decisions on funding mechanisms to use for various improvements, in particular transportation improvements, will be discussed during Board consideration of the ordinances. Depending on the decisions made, staff would bring forward the recommended financing mechanisms for consideration following adoption of the community planning ordinance for Bonny Slope West. 

 

Get Engaged / Stay Informed

Submit comments about the Bonny Slope West community planning effort to the project team at any time, by sending your feedback in an email to lutplan@co.washington.or.us or enter your comments in the box above.

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