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Reserves ordinances and findings

Planning and conservation    Regional planning and policy    urban growth management    Urban and rural reserves    Ordinances and findings

Metro and the three counties adopted ordinances to designate urban and rural reserves. View ordinances, supporting documents and maps.

In May and June 2010, the boards of commissioners for Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties and the Metro Council passed legislation to establish urban and rural reserves. The designation process required that each of the four governments pass an ordinance to modify existing plans and maps. To establish urban reserves, the Metro Council made changes to the Regional Framework Plan, the Regional Growth Management Functional Plan and the 2040 Concept Plan Map. To establish rural reserves, the counties each modified their comprehensive plans and maps.

The ordinances, plan changes and maps were reviewed by the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission in October 2010. LCDC accepted the urban and rural reserves designated for Clackamas and Multnomah counties but asked officials from Metro and Washington County to reconsider the urban and rural reserves designated in that county. The Metro Council and Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted new ordinances, plan changes and maps in April 2011 and submitted them to LCDC for review and acknowledgement. In August 2011, LCDC acknowledged the revised designations of urban and rural reserves in Washington County and formally acknowledged the urban and rural reserves in Clackamas and Multnomah counties that it had accepted earlier.

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