Wasco County 2040’s annual spring roadshow series is winding down with one, new event scheduled for next week: Continue reading “2019 Roadshow Series Winds Down”
In upcoming meetings, staff will be discussing with the Citizen Advisory Group amendments to the aggregate and historic inventories, in keeping with Goal 5 requirements.
If you have seen our land use planning solutions mind map, you may have noticed the phrase Transfer Development Rights. Continue reading “Land Use Planning Solutions: Transfer Development Rights”
Part of the recently approved Chapter 3 (Agricultural Land) of Wasco County 2040 is a historical review of farm land regulations and laws. The history of agricultural lands and state law are critical to understand current agricultural lands regulations in Wasco County’s Land Use and Development Ordinance.
Based on public input, Planning Department staff have been researching a variety of possible land use solutions to address specific challenges in Wasco County. Continue reading “Land Use Planning Solutions”
Short term rentals (rentals of dwelling for under 30 days, usually more than one visitor per month) are currently be regulated nationwide and in Oregon to reduce impact to long term rental market and address nuisance issues resulting from commercial type activities (overnight stays) happening in traditionally residential areas.
Planning staff gets frequent inquiries from people interested in building homes, secondary homes, or using their homes to supplement their income by renting out all or a portion of it. Staff has developed an infographic that talks about some of the popular alternative housing types and what we can/can’t approve:
Postcards have been mailed to all property owners in unincorporated Wasco County to remind community members about our ongoing efforts, Wasco County 2040, to update the Comprehensive Plan.
In preparation for this year’s roadshow event series, we posted a brief survey asking some questions about alternative housing and your thoughts. We have received a record number of responses and wanted to share current results. We will be closing the survey on April 1st.
The Wasco County Planning Department and Citizen Advisory Group is thrilled to announce our upcoming roadshow event series will happen at the end of March.