File Number 311-00027-PLNG

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Forest Grove Planning Commission, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 7:00 PM, or thereafter, at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium (1915 Main Street) to review the following request. Amend the text of the Forest Grove Development Code necessary for a new industrial zoning district: Business Industrial Park (BIP). The proposed amendments are considered necessary to implement Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan policies related to land use and economic development. The following Development Code sections are affected by this proposal: 10.3.510 (List of Industrial Zones), 10.3.520 (Use Regulations), 10.3.520 (Industrial Zone Development Standards), 10.3.540 (Additional Industrial Zone Standards).

The Planning Commission will consider the proposal and base a decision on the review criteria contained in Forest Grove Development Code Section 10.2.630: A) The text amendment is consistent with the relevant goals and policies of the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan; and B) The text amendment is consistent with the relevant statewide and regional planning goals, program and rules.

At the time and place of the public hearing, all persons will be given a reasonable opportunity to give testimony about this proposal. If an issue is not raised in the hearing (by person or by letter) or if the issue is not explained in sufficient detail to allow the Planning Commission to respond to the issue, then that issue cannot be used as the basis for an appeal to the City Council or to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).

If additional documents or evidence are provided in support of an application, any party shall be entitled to a continuance of the hearing. Unless there is a continuance, if a participant so requests before the conclusion of the initial evidentiary hearing, the record shall remain open for at least seven (7) days after the hearing. Information pertaining to this request may be obtained from Senior Planner, Daniel Riordan at the Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, (503) 992-3226 or, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The staff report will be available seven days prior to the hearing; copies will be available at cost.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
Publish 01/13/2016. FGNT7562