Pursuant to Section 50.40.4 of the Beaverton Development Code, public notice of the following development application is being provided:

CU2015-0009, DR2015-0116 THPRD Conestoga Middle School Field Conversion The applicant, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) is requesting a Minor Modification of an existing Conditional Use (CU), in addition to a Design Review Compliance Letter (DRCL) approval for a new lighted sports field. The proposal is for Conestoga Middle School, located at 12250 SW Conestoga Drive, and also identified as Tax lot 100 on Washington County’s Tax Assessors Map 1S1-33BB. The applicant proposes a total of five pole-mounted luminaires located on both sides of the existing sports field situated in the northeast portion of the campus. Two of the five light poles will be 70 feet in height as proposed on the field’s west side. Three of the five light poles will be 60 feet in height as proposed on the field’s east side. Plans received by THPRD identify foot-candle power levels and luminaire shielding methods. Plans also include a perimeter landscape plan and new vinyl-coated chain-link fencing with slats. The field is to be regraded and resurfaced.

Minor Modification of Conditional Use is related to the increase in vehicle trips anticipated to Conestoga Middle School as the field lighting proposal is expected to allow more use of the field per day. During weekdays (Monday through Friday) anticipated hours of peak use will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. On weekends, THPRD proposes to stagger game times and will end games no later than 9:30 p.m. During all days of the week, proposed pole-mounted lights are to be turned-off by 10:00 p.m.

Any decision on the above development applications shall be based on approval criteria as contained in the Beaverton Development Code, specifically found in Chapter 40, Section for Design Review Compliance Letter, Section for Minor Modification of a Conditional Use, and Section 40.30.1 for Facilities Review. The decision making authority is the Planning Director.

A Facilities Review Committee meeting with the applicant will be held on January 27, 2016. The Facilities Review Committee is not a decision-making body, but advises the Planning Director on conformity to the technical criteria identified in Section 40.03 of the Beaverton Development Code. The Facilities Review Committee meeting is open to the public but is not the venue for public testimony. The Planning Director will issue a written decision approximately fourteen (14) calendar days after the Facilities Review Committee meeting.

To be included as part of the record, written comments must be received by Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Mailed written comments should be sent to the attention of Scott Whyte, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Beaverton, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 4755, Beaverton, OR 97076. Written comments submitted in person shall be delivered to the Community Development Department, 4th Floor, Beaverton City Hall, at 12725 SW Millikan Way.

Failure to raise an issue in a hearing, by testifying in person or by letter, or failure to provide statements or evidence with sufficient specificity to afford the decision-making authority an opportunity to respond to such issue, may preclude appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals on that issue.

For more information contact Scott Whyte in the Planning Division at (503) 526-2652

Dated this 30th day of December, 2015.
Sandra L. Freund, AICP, Planning Manager,
City of Beaverton
Publish 01/07/2016. BVT9174