Land Use Ordinances in Progress

Land Use OrdinanceA land use ordinance adopts, amends or repeals provisions of the Washington County Comprehensive Plan, which includes additional plans and related maps, or otherwise directly governs the use of land.

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Official communications on ordinances must be received in writing or provided at a hearing.

Written and emailed testimony must include your name, address and phone number. Submit by email or U.S. Mail:

Washington County Long Range Planning
155 N First Ave., Suite 350, MS14
Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072

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Ordinance and Description Planning Commission Hearing(s) Board of Commissioner Hearing(s) Staff Contact

Ordinance No. 865 
Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Expansion Areas

Ordinance No. 865 proposes to amend the Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area (CFP), the Rural/Natural Resource Plan (RNRP), the Aloha-Reedville-Cooper Mountain Community Plan, the Bull Mountain Community Plan, the East Hillsboro Community Plan and the West Union Community Plan to address the approval by Metro Council and subsequent acknowledgement by the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) to expand the UGB in four locations in Washington County

Aug. 19, 2020
@ 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 5, 2020
@ 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 18, 2022
@ 10 a.m.

Sept. 7, 2021
@ 10 a.m.

March 2, 2021
@ 10 a.m.

Sept. 1, 2020
@ 10 a.m.

Todd Borkowitz,
Associate Planner

Ordinance No. 877
Rural Omnibus

Ordinance No. 877 proposes to amend the Community Development Code (CDC) to make changes required for consistency with state law and to improve clarity and organization. Amendments are limited in scope and focus on rural uses, including template forest dwellings, on farm and forest lands.

Sept. 1, 2021
@ 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 5, 2021
@ 10 a.m.
Carine Arendes, Associate Planner

Ordinance No. 879
Tigard Urban Planning Area Agreement (UPAA)

Ordinance No. 879 proposes to amend the Washington County - Tigard UPAA, an element of the County Comprehensive Plan. Proposed updates include adding policies regarding coordination on land use and transportation planning in Tigard's identified Urban Reserve Planning Area and minor changes to the policies and processes for comprehensive planning in the Urban Planning Area. The planning area map is revised to reflect boundary changes since the last update.

Oct. 6, 2021
@ 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 9, 2021
@ 10 a.m.
Michelle Miller, Senior Planner