NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOREST GROVE PLANNING COMMISSION SITE DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN REVIEW FILE NUMBER 311-21-000051-PLNG NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, at the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street and via Zoom video conferencing to review the following proposal: — Site development and design review for remodel of the Forest Grove City Hall at 1924 Council Street and construction of a new building at 1928 Council Street. The Planning Commission will consider the proposal and base their decision on the following review criteria. Comments in response to this proposal must address the criteria: — Forest Grove Development Code: 17.2.350 (Design Review Criteria) and 17.2.450 (Site Development Review Criteria) Design Review Criteria: A. The development standards of the applicable zoning district and any overlay district; B. The general development standards of Article 8. C. Departures from code requirements may be permitted as part of a Track 2 Design Review Process, when the following criteria are met: 1. The design guidelines contained in the applicable section of the Design Guideline Handbook are adequately addressed. 2. The applicant demonstrates that the overall development would result in a development that better meets the intent of the design guidelines than a design that simply meets the Code. Site Development Review Criteria: A. The site development plan complies with all applicable standards of the base zoning district, any overlay district, and the applicable general development standards of Article 8. B. The site development plan ensures reasonable compatibility with surrounding uses as it relates to the following factors: 1. Building mass and scale do not result in substantial visual and privacy impacts to nearby residential properties; and 2. Proposed structures, parking lots, outdoor use areas or other site improvements that could cause substantial off-site impacts such as noise, glare and odors are oriented away from nearby residential uses and/or adequately mitigated through other design techniques. C. The site development plan preserves or adequately mitigates impacts to unique or distinctive natural features including, but not limited to: 1. Significant on-site vegetation and trees; 2. Prominent topographic features; and 3. Sensitive natural resource areas such as wetlands, creek corridors and riparian areas. D. The site development plan preserves or adequately mitigates impacts to designated historic resources. E. The site development plan provides adequate right-of-way and improvements to abutting streets to meet the street standards of the City. This may include, but not be limited to, improvements to the right-of-way, sidewalks, bikeways, and other facilities needed because of anticipated vehicular and pedestrian traffic generation. F. The site development plan promotes safe, attractive and usable pedestrian facilities that connect building entrances, public sidewalks, bicycle and auto parking spaces, transit facilities, and other parts of a site or abutting properties that may attract pedestrians. All persons will be given reasonable opportunity to give testimony about this proposal responding to the review criteria above. 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 for an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals. If additional documents or evidence are provided in support of the 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 days after the hearing. A copy of the staff report is available seven days prior to the hearing and is published on the City’s website at For further information pertaining to this proposal, please contact Senior Planner Dan Riordan,, Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, (503) 992-3226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The hearings will be held in a hybrid format allowing the public to attend the meetings virtual via Zoom and in-person. The Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, is open and has limited availability and social distancing measures. A copy of the meeting agendas with Zoom instructions and staff reports are available and published on the City’s website at To provide testimony via Zoom, please email at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Written comments or testimony be submitted at the hearings or sent prior to the hearings to the attention of the Planning Commission coordinator, P.O. Box 326, 1924 Council Street, 2nd Floor, Forest Grove, OR 97116, For assistance, please call the Community Development Department Office at 503.992.3227. Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder City of Forest Grove Publish January 13, 2021 NT228311

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Publication: OPC Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2022/01/12

End Date: 2022/01/13

Owner: City Of Forest Grove


County: Washington