NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOREST GROVE CITY COUNCIL FOREST GROVE DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENTS FILE NUMBER 311-22-000018-PLNG NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold public hearings on July 11, 2022, and August 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, at the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street and via Zoom video conferencing, to consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation for Development Code Amendments. The proposed Development Code amendments affect the following Code sections: –Article 3 Zoning Districts to update the Residential, Commercial and Mixed Use, Town Center, and Industrial zoning district standards pertaining to cannabis related uses, commercial lodging and entertainment-oriented uses –Article 4 Overlay Districts to clarify the Mixed Use Planned Development standards –Article 7 Miscellaneous Provisions to update standards for residential fences –Article 8 General Development Standards to revise off-street parking and loading standards, and cannabis development standards –Article 12 Use Categories and Definitions to revise definitions for cannabis uses, commercial lodging, entertainment-oriented uses, and signs, and adopt definitions for a mural and village center The City Council will consider these proposals and base its decision on the following review criteria. Comments in response to this proposal must address the criteria of Development Code 17.2.630 Text Amendments: A. The text amendment is consistent with the relevant goals and policies of the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan. B. The text amendment is consistent with the relevant statewide and regional planning goals, program and rules. 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 City Council 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 will be 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 Amy Kreimeier,, (503) 992-3233, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The hearing will be held in a hybrid format allowing the public to attend the meeting virtually via Zoom and in-person. A copy of the meeting agenda with Zoom instructions and staff report are available seven days prior to the hearing and are published on the City’s website at To provide testimony via Zoom, please email arug 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 City Recorder’s Office, P.O. Box 326, 1924 Council Street, 2nd Floor, Forest Grove, OR 97116, For assistance, please call the City Recorder’s Office at (503) 992-3235 Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder City of Forest Grove Publish June 30 and August 11, 2022 FGNT245205

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Publication: OPC Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2022/06/29

End Date: 2022/08/11

Owner: City of Forest Grove


County: Washington