FILE NO. DR-16-01

The West Linn Historic Review Board (HRB) is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road, West Linn, to consider an application for Class II Design Review to construct a new two-story, mixed-use building at 1969 Willamette Falls Drive (Clackamas County Assessor’s Map 31E02BA, Tax Lot 4100). The purpose of the public hearing is to make a recommendation to the West Linn Planning Commission on the application’s compliance with the Willamette Falls Drive Commercial Design District approval criteria.

Criteria applicable to the request are found in CDC Chapters 19, 58, and 99. A recommendation of approval or disapproval of the request by the HRB will be based solely upon these criteria. At the hearing, it is important that comments relate specifically to the applicable criteria listed.

The complete application in the above noted file is available for inspection at no cost at City Hall or via the web site at Copies can also be obtained for a minimal charge per page. At least 10 days prior to the hearing, a copy of the staff report will be available for inspection. For further information, please contact Darren Wyss, Associate Planner, at City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road, West Linn, OR, (503) 722-5512, or

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the rules of Section 99.170 of the CDC. Anyone wishing to present written testimony on this proposed action may do so in writing prior to, or at the public hearing. Oral testimony may be presented at the public hearing. At the public hearing, the HRB will receive a staff presentation, and invite both oral and written testimony. The HRB may continue the public hearing to another meeting to obtain additional information, leave the record open for additional evidence, arguments, or testimony, or close the public hearing and take action on the application as provided by state law. It is important to provide all evidence, both oral and written, to the HRB. Generally, the City Council will not be able to accept additional evidence if there is an appeal of this application. Failure to raise an issue in person or by letter at some point prior to the close of the hearing, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the decision maker an opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) based on that issue.

Publish: West Linn Tidings, May 5, 2016. WLT9952