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Urban and Rural Reserves Designation Process Updates


March 4, 2014 update

The Oregon State Legislature passed HB4078 and is forwarding the bill to the Governor's office. When signed, this bill will set Urban Growth Boundary decisions, urban and rural reserves in Washington County and addresses the State Court of Appeals February 20 decision.

August 3, 2011 update
On July 28, 2011, the staff at the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development issued its report to the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC), which recommended that LCDC acknowledge (or approve) the revised urban and rural reserves proposal for Washington County. The staff report and related information can be found under Agenda Item 11 at the following link:



April 29, 2011 update
On April 26, 2011, the Board of Commissioners adopted A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 740 on a 3-2 vote upon conclusion of public testimony . The ordinance amends the Rural and Urban Reserves map in Policy 29 of the Rural/Natural Resource Plan Element of the county’s Comprehensive Plan and provides for the county to designate approximately 151,209 acres of Rural Reserves and to adopt Metro's designation of 13,525 acres of Urban Reserves in Washington County, pursuant to ORS 195.137-145 and OAR 660 Division 27. The county and Metro will submit their consolidated findings to the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) in the manner of periodic review in May, 2011. It is expected that LCDC will hold a  public hearing on the Reserves decision in mid-August, 2011.

April 21, 2011 update 
The Board of Commissioners took public testimony at the first of two public hearings for A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 740 on April 19, 2011. A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 740 incorporates the changes reflected on the Supplemental Reserves IGA map adopted by the Board and Metro Council on March 15, 2011.

The public will have the opportunity to provide testimony to the Board at the second public hearing on this Engrossed Ordinance, to be held in the auditorium of the Public Services Building at First and Main in Hillsboro on April 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM. 

Materials for the April 26th hearing can be viewed on the county's Land Use Ordinances web page: http://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/Divisions/LongRangePlanning/2011-land-use-ordinances.cfm

April 12, 2011 update
Washington County Board of Commissioners Continue to Accept Testimony on Supplemental Intergovernmental Agreement - April 19 and April 26

Public input will continue to be accepted on Ordinance 740 Supplemental IGA for reserves in Washington County. Testimony will close during the April 26th hearing. Both hearings will be held in the auditorium, Public Services Building, First and Main, Hillsboro. The hearings begin at: April 19, 10 a.m., and April 26, 6:30 p.m.

The Ordinance and exhibits are available for review: http://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/Divisions/LongRangePlanning/2011-land-use-ordinances.cfm

March 16, 2011 update
Washington County and Metro Urban and Rural Reserves Decision Moves Forward

Urban and Rural Reserves designations in Washington County took another step forward.  At a joint Metro Council and Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, March 15, an amended supplemental Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) was reached following almost nine hours of deliberation and debate. The IGA is accompanied by a revised map depicting urban and rural reserves in Washington County.The original June 2010 IGA required a supplemental amendment in response to the October, 2010, State's Land Conservation and Development Commission's (LCDC) decision to reject one urban reserve designation (north of the City of Cornelius) and require additional support for another (north of the City of Forest Grove.) LCDC's decision also allowed the county and Metro to consider replacing the rejected urban reserve lands and add more undesignated areas.

The joint Board and Council discussion was based on a preliminary proposal, referred to as the Duyck-Hughes map, suggesting amendments to respond to LCDC’s decision. Following more than 35 public testimonies and open discussion among the Councilors and Commissioners several rounds of Council-only and Board-only discussions ensued resulting in the IGA map.

The IGA includes replacing the City of Cornelius's previous urban reserve with an undesignated area immediately north of the city and the remainder as rural reserves. The IGA designates approximately half of the previously undesignated area north of Highway 26 as urban reserve (the eastern half.) And the IGA removes rural reserve designation from an area just north of SW Farmington Road, west of Aloha, leaving that area undesignated.

 The Board then held the first hearing of Ordinance 740 which will amend the County's Comprehensive Plan to include the new rural reserves. The next public hearing is March 29th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Metro will hold its first public reading of the ordinance to adopt the urban reserves on April 14 (no opportunity for public testimony at this meeting) and will accept public testimony at their April 21 hearing.

Long Range Planning staff is working with Metro staff to finalize the amended IGA map (to correctly identify tax lots and specific demarcations) which will be posted to this site and Ordinance 740 (http://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/Divisions/LongRangePlanning/2011-land-use-ordinances.cfm) when it is available.

For more information contact Mike Dahlstrom, 503 846-8101 or email: mike_dahlstrom@co.washington.or.us


March 11, 2011 update
The Washington County Board of Commissioners and Metro Council will host a joint public hearing, March 15, 10 a.m., in the auditorium of the Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro.

This joint hearing will consider a proposed Inter-governmental Agreement for Urban and Rural Reserves in Washington County addressing the Land Conservation and Development Commission's October 2010 remand.  A Washington County staff report will also be provided.  Proposed adjustments to areas north of the City of Cornelius, Forest Grove, South of Hillsboro, and north of Highway 26 are illustrated in a map of proposed changes.

Metro has information on providing testimony. Comment will be accepted before the hearing via email, fax, letter or hand delivered.  More information on the Public Involvement and Events page.

January 24, 2011 update
Ordinance No. 740 was filed on January 11, 2011 with the purpose of amending the county's Reserves map to reflect the Supplemental IGA adopted by the Board at its December 14, 2010 Hearing.  Specific changes are noted in the December 14th post below.  The ordinance will amend the Rural and Urban Reserves map in Policy 29 of the Rural/Natural Resource Plan Element of the Comprehensive Plan.  Adoption of the IGA by Metro is currently pending.

Except for those specific changes set forth in Exhibit 1 of Ordinance No. 740, the Reserves map and applicable policy provisions adopted by Ordinance No. 733 are unchanged.

The first public hearing on Ordinance No. 740 will be before the Planning Commission on March 2, 2011. The first hearing by the Board of Commissioners is scheduled for March 15, 2011. Public testimony can be presented to the commissioners at the hearings or can be submitted to the Long Range Planning Division prior to the hearing dates.

December 14, 2010 update
The proposed Supplemental IGA maps have been revised. The revised areas include changes to Urban Reserve Areas 7B north of Forest Grove and 7I north of Cornelius as well as changes to areas north of Highway 26 and Urban Reserve Area 8A.

In Urban Reserve 7B, 28 acres of land east of Council Creek were revised from urban reserve designation to undesignated. In Urban Reserve 7I, 430 acres west of NW Susbauer Road were revised from urban reserve to rural reserve designation and 194 acres east of NW Susbauer Road were revised from urban reserve to undesignated. North of Highway 26, 585 acres west of Urban Reserve Area 8B were changed from undesignated to urban reserve and 290 acres west of this area were changed from rural reserve to undesignated.

New draft maps available include: Proposed adjustments to the IGA map as large format and small format, draft IGA Exhibit A(illustrating what new urban and rural reserves would be if the IGA is adopted);a comparison chart illustrating the previous proposal with the current revisions.

The Board adopted the revised Supplemental IGA at their December 14, 2010 hearing. The revised documents include an amended Agenda, Resolution and Order and AddendumStaff Report. 24 members of the community provided oral testimony.

December 7, 2010 update
The Washington County Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday, December 14 6:30 p.m. meeting will consider a Resolution and Order to adopt a Supplemental Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA.) An informational memo provides an overview to this process. The IGA, between Washington County and Metro is in response to the October 29 LCDC decision (see November 1 update below.) The following materials are being provided to the Board for their consideration: The IGA Resolution and Order; A map indicating the nine proposed adjustments, (both a large format and small format version are available); A map illustrating what new urban and rural reserves (and undesignated lands) would be following adoption; A staff report describing the proposed changes and the proposed Supplemental Intergovernmental Agreement.

Although not required as part of the adoption of an Intergovernmental Agreement, the Board will allow up to one hour of public testimony at the December 14 hearing.

December 1, 2010 update
The October 29 LCDC decision delays Metro's ability to complete Urban Growth Boundary decisions in 2010. To satisfy their legal requirements, Metro is proposing a "Capacity" Ordinance. Metro is holding a series of meetings to solicit public input on this proposal.

November 1, 2010 update
The Land Conservation and Development Commission met in Portland October 19 - 22 and again on October 29. Their decision remanded three reserve areas in Washington County. The area north of the City of Cornelius was remanded to remove from urban reserves, the area north of the City of Forest Grove was remanded to provide additional information to support urban reserves designation and the entire rural reserves were remanded. This third decision was intended to give the county and Metro opportunity to consider additional urban reserve areas and/or leave additional rural reserve areas as undesignated.

Once the LCDC written order is received (approximately six weeks) the County Board of Commissioners will decide on the county's response.

Read more about LCDC review and decision.

September 1, 2010 update
Metro released a schedule of open houses for public review and comment on Community Investment Strategies. These approaches have direct connection to urban reserves and what areas, if any, are being recommended to come into the Urban Growth Boundary this year.

August 16, 2010 update
Two significant items:1)TheDepartment of Land Conservation and Development received 46 objections to reserves designation. 19 of those objections were for designations within Washington County. Staff provided a cover letter, a Matrix of the objections and citations to the County's Report regarding the objections and two maps (1, 2) of where the objections were focused for DLCD staff assistance. 2) Metro Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan released the Community Investment Strategies report containing staff recommendations to Council for urban reserves designations. Metro will host a series of open houses starting Wednesday, September 22, 5 - 7 p.m., Hillsboro Civic Center, soliciting feedback on the recommendations.

July 28, 2010 update
An online lookup tool is now available to determine if a specific property is within the existing UGB, in an Urban Reserve or a Rural Reserve or has been left undesignated.

July 1, 2010 update
The Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance 733 refined Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) on June 15. This followed a Metro Council decision to designate urban and rural reserves on June 10.
Findings from all four jurisdictions were then forwarded to the Department of Land Conservation and Development(DLCD) for review over the next several months. DLCD will provide their acknowledgement of the findings and designations in late October. Following DLCD's decision
Metro will then use urban reserves to draw upon over the next 50 years, if needed, for expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary.

June 1, 2010 update
The Board continued hearing testimony on Ordinance 733 at the May 11 and 18 hearings. On May 25 the Board directed staff to engross (revise) the ordinance and include two adjustments. Staff recommended technical additions to urban reserves (May 11 Staff Report - Issue Paper 2) and a 130-acre addition (May 11 Staff Report - Issue Paper 3.) Public testimony on Engrossed Ordinance 733 can be provided at the June 8 (6:30 p.m.) and June 15 (10 a.m.) hearings. Notice of intention to engross the ordinance has been delivered to Metro Council. Metro must also consider and agree to the changes in order for urban and rural reserves designations to be moved onto the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development for final review and acknowledgement. (DLCD is expected to provide their decision in late-October, 2010.)

April 28, 2010 update
At the April 27 Board hearing the decision was made to continue the hearing until Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m. The Board heard testimony regarding a number of requests for reserves designation changes as well as the April 21 Washington County Planning Commission recommendations. Several of the requests are included in the April 27 Staff Report for Ordinance 733.

April 7, 2010 update
The Washington County Board of Commissioners will consider Ordinance 733 at their Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. meeting. The public will have an opportunity to provide oral testimony at the hearing and can submit written testimony at or before the meeting.

March 18, 2010 update
Washington County staff have started work on the ordinance incorporating rural reserves into the county's Comprehensive Plan. Ordinance 733 will be under development for the next couple of months in preparation to presenting it to the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners for adoption. There will be opportunities for public review and comment through the ordinance process.

March 12, 2010 update
On February 23 the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the Intergovernmental Agreement(IGA) with Metro to establish urban and rural reserves.  February 25, the Metro Council adopted the IGA by a 5 to 2 vote. The IGA includes a regional map illustrating reserves throughout the three counties(Clackamas and Multnomah counties also adopted IGA's with Metro at the same time.)

Next the reserves development materials (findings) and counties ordinances (by which rural reserves will be included in each county's Comprehensive Plan) will be submitted to the Department of Land Conservation and Development (LCDC) on June 11. LCDC will review the materials with a determination of acceptance in mid-October of this year.

February 22, 2010 update
Washington County Board of Commissioners
will vote on approving a Resolution & Order adopting the Intergovernmental Agreement(IGA) with Metro at their regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 6:30 p.m., Shirley Huffman Auditorium, in the Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro.  

The current Washington County - Metro IGA and the Core 4 Map of Urban and Rural Reservesare the current key documents. A map of reserves in Washington County is also available.                                            

February 2, 2010 update
Regional open houses and Metro Council public hearings
had good attendance. More than 850 people attended the open houses and more than 270 provided oral testimony to the Metro Council. An additional 11,000 visited the virtual open house online. A Draft Public Comment Report was prepared for the Core 4 February 8 meeting.

December 23, 2009 update
Core 4 Urban and Rural Reserves Proposal for public comment and draft Inter-government agreements are available.
At the December 16 Core 4 meeting a map indicating areas of agreement and areas for further discussion was developed for public comment. The Core 4 also reached agreement on a Draft Inter-government Agreement (IGA) for public review. These two documents were  the focus of  six regional open houses starting January 11, 2010. The December 17 Metro Council meeting resulted in two Resolutions regarding the map and Draft IGA's and the Council decided to hold regional-located public hearings with four of the open houses.

December 15, 2009 update
Bragdon-Hosticka map refined.
At the December 10 Metro Council meeting the Bragdon-Hosticka map was refined in the David Hill area west of Forest Grove. The map will be considered by the Core 4 at their December 16 meeting.

December 9, 2009 update
Core 4 provided additional input for reserves discussion.
The Core 4 continues their discussions to find agreement regarding urban and rural reserves across the region. At the December 9 meeting Metro Councilor Carl Hosticka provided a map of proposed reserves resulting from conversations he and Metro Council President David Bragdon have held across the region. This additional information, referred to as the CHDB map, was discussed by Core 4 members with areas of agreement and areas for further discussion identified. It provides one more piece of information for Core 4 consideration. The discussions will resume December 16 at which time the Core 4 will reach their "best efforts" at recommendations. That information will be brought to the public for review and comment in January along with draft inter-government agreements (also for review and comment).

November 25, 2009 update
Core 4 continue discussions, Washington County Board of Commissioners offers times for public testimony and next round of regional open houses scheduling begins.
The Core 4 continue their discussions concerning regional urban and rural reserves areas of agreement and areas for further discussion. Some changes have occurred since the October update that are reflected in the November 20 map. Core 4 meet three more times to arrive at their "best efforts" for recommendations on December 16.

In the meantime the Board of County Commissioners scheduled public hearings on December 8 and 15 (refer to the Public Involvement & Events page for more info).

As the Core 4 arrive at their recommendations and the public hearings provide opportunity for the Board of County Commissioners to hear your input, regional open houses and other opportunities for public comment, are being scheduled for January. The tentative schedule is available on the Public Involvement & Events page. Following consideration of public comment inter-government agreements (between Metro and each of the counties) will be drafted for adoption and provisions included in the Metro Regional Plan and the counties' comprehensive plans. Public hearings will be included in each of those stages.

October 13, 2009 update
Proposed preliminary areas of Core 4 agreement
At their September 30 and October 9 meetings, the Core 4 focused discussion on the suitability recommendations for urban and rural reserves. Working their way around the regional map, they identified areas where there was initial alignment between the county suitability analysis, county advisory committee input, adjacent cities' aspirations and Metro's Chief Operating Officer September 15 recommendation. The also considered ways of reconciling differences between recommendations.

From these discussions the Core 4 developed a list of "proposed areas of preliminary agreement" and a list of "areas for further discussion". These lists and a corresponding map are available for your review and consideration. Note that discussions to this point have focused more on urban reserves with more work to follow on rural reserves and undesignated areas.

The Core 4 emphasizes that this is a tentative first round proposal resulting from two discussions and is not intended to convey that decisions have been made or conclusions reached. They are not. This proposal is a way to help focus the areas for Core 4 and the regional Reserves Steering Committee discussions at the October 14 RSC meeting as well as subsequent Core 4 and governing board discussions and public involvement.

September 30, 2009 update
The regional Reserves Steering Committee
, convened by Metro, met on September 23, beginning their
deliberations on recommendations received from Washington and Clackamas counties.
They will continue their discussions on October 14, concluding with reserves recommendations to the Core 4 decision-makers. The meeting is open to the public, but pleaseRSVP to reserve a seat. The meeting will be at the Double Tree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah, Cascade Ballroom.

September 10, 2009 update
Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee recommends approximately 34,300 acres of urban reserves, approximately 109,750 acres of rural reserves and leaves approximately 27,200 acres un-designated in Washington County's Reserve Study Area.

The complete report, transmittal memo to the Reserves Steering Committee, all maps, cities' Pre-qualified Concept Plans, issue papers and other appendices are now available. You can also just view the map.

On September 8 the WCRCC voted 11  to 2 to move recommendations from the September 1 Staff Report forward to the regional Reserves Steering Committee (RSC) for their deliberations starting September 23.

A 150-acre adjustment was agreed to removing a buffer area between the cities of North Plains and Hillsboro from urban reserves recommendations and leaving it un-designated. An additional adjustment of approximately 200 acres occurred as a result of re-mapping the cities' areas of interest.

The RSC will deliberate through October 14 at which time their recommendations will be formally provided to the Core 4 decision-makers. A series of regional open houses will provide opportunity to review and comment on the RSC recommendations in mid- to late-October.

Also of interest is Metro's COO, Michael Jordan, released a trio of reports on September 15 including the Regional Transportation Plan, the Urban Growth Report, and initial considerations on Intergovernmental Agreements on Urban and Rural Reserves. Mr. Jordan's release of these begins a 30-day comment period including a series of open houses. The first open house is Monday, September 21, 2 - 4 p.m., Hillsboro Civic Center. For a complete list of events and more information please visit: www.oregonmetro.gov/greatestplace

September 3, 2009 update
Revisions to August 3 Staff Report - Draft Urban and Rural Reserve Recommendations were released today identifying changes to the August 3 staff recommendations. A transmittal memo provides an overview.

An agreement between the Cities of North Plains and Hillsboro will affect approximately another 100 - 150 acres to be removed from the Urban Reserves. Staff is currently including the revisions and the results will be posted soon.

Staff in cooperation with, and consensus of, the Project Advisory Committee recommends two revisions to urban reserves: Add approximately 640 acres of recommended urban reserves and remove approximately 200 acres of recommended urban reserves for a revised total of 34,250 acres for urban reserves.  An additional approximately 950 acres of land were added to rural reserves.

The 640 acre addition reflects the City of Tigard's clarification for areas under review. The 200 acres reduction represents the City of Sherwood's refined Pre-qualified Concept Plan for their area under review. And the 950 acre increase in rural reserves reflects a re-calculation of lands north of Highway 26 from earlier mapping efforts.

The Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee will deliberate to a recommendation for urban and rural reserves at their Tuesday, September 8 meeting, 1:30 - 4 p.m., Beaverton City Library. That recommendation will be forwarded to the regional Reserves Steering Committee for deliberation on September 23 and October 14 at which time they will provide a recommendation to the Core 4 (representing the three counties' boards of commissioners and the Metro council.) Another series of public events is scheduled to review and comment on those recommendations in late October prior to the Core 4 decisions in November and December.

August 27, 2009 update
August 20 Public Hearings well attended.
More than 250 community members attended the Thursday, August 20 public hearing with approximately 94 providing oral testimony and another 40 providing written testimony. Testimony will be posted to the Public Comment Log page by September 1. Testimony will continue to be accepted up to September 1 - please use the "Contact Us" to submit your comments. All public input will be provided to the Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee members prior to their September 8 meeting at which they will deliberate to recommendations for urban and rural reserves. Those recommendations will be forwarded to the regional Reserves Steering Committee (RSC)and Core 4 decision-makers. The RSC will begin their discussions on September 23 at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland. If you plan to attend please RSVP. A series of regional open houses are being scheduled in late October - early November to provide you with opportunities to review and comment on the RSC recommendations prior to final Core 4 (and Washington County Board of Commissioners) decisions.

August 5, 2009 update
Washington County Staff Report - Draft Urban and Rural Reserve Recommendations
has been provided to the Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee (RCC) to begin their deliberation leading to a September delivery of recommendations to the regional Reserves Steering Committee and Core 4 decision-makers. Their discussions will be informed by public comment and testimony received through September 1 including the August 20 Public Hearing. The Staff Report is available for review.

July 24, 2009 update
Public testimony can be submitted anytime between now and September 1 for current Urban and Rural Reserves consideration

You don't have to wait for the August 20 Public Hearing. You can submit testimony (which has a signature) or comment from now until September 1st for the current urban and rural reserve area considerations. A testimony form is available for ease of submission with an address to mail it to at the bottom or bring it to the public hearing or August 10 Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee meeting.

July 6, 2009 update
August 20 Urban and Rural Reserves Public Hearing scheduled

Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee Seeks Public Input on Urban and Rural Reserve Draft Recommendations

A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 20, 4 - 8 p.m., Hillsboro Civic Center, 155 East Main Street, Hillsboro.

The hearing offers you an opportunity to provide official testimony on proposed urban and rural reserve areas within Washington County before the Reserves Coordinating Committee (the advisory group charged with providing recommendations to the regional steering committee.) You will also have the opportunity to provide written testimony. All input will be included in the public record for the urban and rural reserves project.

Urban reserves will identify areas outside the existing Urban Growth Boundary where future growth could be accommodated over the next 40 – 50 years. Rural reserves will be areas protected from any urbanization for the same time frame.

The public hearing also will include an informational open house where you can learn more about the project background and how the current reserves recommendations were identified.

More event and parking information and comment opportunities will be available here soon. Please check back for updates.

Please plan to attend and invite your neighbors and others interested in helping shape the future for Washington County.

June 15, 2009 update
The Washington County Candidate Urban Reserves shrinks from 107,000 acres to 47,000 acres
The Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee (RCC), at their May 11 meeting, and again at their June 8 meeting, agreed to reduce the candidate urban reserve area in Washington County.

Based on several factors including cities aspirations, business community input, GIS suitability analysis and staff-derived estimated lands needs* through 2060, the RCC decided the 107,000 acres in the candidate area was beyond the scope of what areas should be studied in greater detail. Their decision scaled back the candidate urban reserves to approximately 47,000 acres within which some of the lands may eventually be recommended for urban reserves. View the revised Candidate Urban Reserve Area map.

(* The initial estimated land needs presented to the RCC in May contained errors which staff immediately addressed. The corrected numbers were  presented back to the RCC in June. The RCC voted that the corrected numbers will not affect the RCCs’ decision to reduce the urban study area.)

The candidate areas will undergo more intensive study throughout the spring and summer to arrive at recommendations for urban or rural reserves. Those recommendations will again be brought back to the public for review and comment.

Project timeline is extended
The Core 4 and the regional Reserves Steering Committee agreed to extend the timeline in this current phase. The extension provides more opportunity of community outreach and analysis of the candidate areas. RCC recommendations for urban and rural reserves are now anticipated in August and inter-government agreements in December.

The RCC will return to addressing Candidate Rural Reserves in upcoming meetings including discussions of how to utilize a variety of attributes to aid in the analysis and decision-making.

Preliminary Summaries of the Urban Growth Report available
Metro has released a number of documents in the last several weeks to assist discussions of potential growth and the impacts on both residential development and employment. The reports can be accessed at:
  1. 2005 – 2030 Regional Population and Employment Forecast http://www.oregonmetro.gov/files/maps/2060_forecast_summary-public_review_draft_2corrected.pdf

  2. 2009 – 2030 Preliminary Urban Growth Report Executive Summary – Residential http://www.oregonmetro.gov/files/planning/09111_execsumm_3-30-09.pdf

  3. Full 2009 – 2030 Preliminary Urban Growth Report  - Residential http://www.oregonmetro.gov/files/planning/09111_execsumm_3-30-09.pdf

  4. 2009 – 2030 Preliminary Urban Growth Report Executive Summary - Employment http://www.oregonmetro.gov/files/planning/ugr_employment_executivesummary_web.pdf

  5. Full 2009 – 2030 Preliminary Urban Growth Report- Employment: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/files/planning/ugr_employment_web.pdf


  1. Employment Demand Factors and Trends (187 pages): http://www.oregonmetro.gov/files/planning/ugr_employment_appendix1.pdf

  2. Metroscope Scenario Assumptions (10 pages): http://www.oregonmetro.gov/files/planning/ugr_employment_appendix2.pdf

Other efforts related to Urban and Rural Reserves

Washington County - Urbanization Forum:
How new areas brought within the Urban Growth Boundary could be served.
 Please check the Urbanization Forum website for updates:  http://urbanizationforum.com/
and for Washington County Board of Commissioners actions please go to the county website.