NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Columbia County Planning Commission Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments Accessory Dwelling Units

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Columbia County Planning Commission Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments Accessory Dwelling Units NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on proposed amendments initiated by the Board of Commissioners to implement permitting of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) in certain zoning designations within Urban Growth Boundaries (UGB) of incorporated cities. Amendments proposed to the Zoning Ordinance are included in Section 100 Definitions and Article II by adding a new Section 223 Accessory Dwelling Units. This ADU amendment ultimately provides for more housing opportunities for the citizens of the county and provides reasonable regulations relating to the siting and design of ADUs. The zoning districts in which ADUs may be allowed includes the following zoning districts within designated UGB areas: Single Family Residential (R-10), (R-7), and Rural Residential (RR-2) and (RR-5). A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on June 18, 2018, in Room 351, Circuit Courtroom, on the Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, St. Helens, Oregon, starting at 6:30 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed amendment will be heard. The procedural criteria to be used in deciding and making recommendation of the amendment will be found in CCZO Section 1606 and CCZO Section 1611, and Planning Commission Ordinance. The specific criteria applicable to each request are listed and evaluated in the staff report. A copy of all documents and evidence by or on behalf of the County and applicable criteria are available for inspection at no cost and will be provided at reasonable cost; and, a copy of the staff report will be available for inspection at no cost and will be provided at reasonable cost at least 7 days prior to the Commission hearing from Land Development Services, County Courthouse Annex, St. Helens, OR, 97051. At the hearing, the applicant has the burden of presenting substantial evidence showing that the application meets all of the applicable criteria. Following presentation of the staff report, the applicant and other persons in favor of the application will be allowed to address the Commission, explaining how the evidence submitted meets the applicable criteria. Following the applicant’s presentation, any person in opposition to the application may present evidence and argument against the application. The applicant will then have the opportunity to rebut any evidence or arguments presented in opposition. After the presentation of evidence and arguments, the public hearing record will be closed. Failure to raise an issue at the hearing, either in person or by letter, or failure to afford the decision-maker an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes an appeal on the issue. The Commission will then make a tentative decision to recommend approval or denial to the Board of County Commissioners which will be followed by a written order and a statement of findings and conclusions supporting the decision. The Commission may, at its discretion, continue the hearing from time to time at the request of the parties or on its own motion as necessary to afford substantial justice and comply with the law. Additional information about this application may be obtained from the Planning Division of the Land Development Services Department at (503) 397-1501, contact person is Deborah Jacob or Glen Higgins. May 2018 THE PLANNING COMMISSION Jeff Van Natta, Chairman Publish June 1, 8, 2018. CCS48080

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Publication: OPC Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2018/06/01

End Date: 2018/06/08

Owner: Columbia County Planning Commission

City: ST HELENS

County: Columbia