Tuesday, October 1, 2002
The Hood River County Planning Department is updating land-use maps of Odell and Parkdale to determine which areas are open to future development.
Citizens are invited to suggest changes in zoning regulations from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Community Room at the county fairgrounds in Odell.
“We are very interested in hearing what the residents of these communities have to say about the shape of the town boundaries,” said Mike Benedict, planning director.
He said the meeting will provide an overview of the mapping process, solicit comments and answer questions from property holders and those living in the mid and upper valley. Benedict said additional forums will be scheduled in the two areas as the project unfolds and written comments are also welcome.
Cogan, Owens, Cogan of Portland has been hired to conduct the project that will specify community boundaries, allowable lot sizes, land-uses, determine the ability of public facilities to serve future growth needs, and set standards for future road, sewer and water improvements.
Benedict said the update to the land-use maps will not differ substantially from the existing plan and ordinances. However, he said the planning efforts need to reflect new state guidelines that seek to protect resource lands in rural areas. These new regulations prohibit creation of new lots in rural settings that are smaller than two acres. The state standards also restrict commercial and industrial land uses outside of urban centers.
For more information about the mapping project, or planning regulations, Call at 387-6840.
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