What’s Next for Wasco County 2040

In December and January, Planning Department staff will be presenting proposed amendments to Chapters 2, 3, 6 and 9 to the Board of County Commissioners for approval.  These correlate to work tasks 5-8, or land use planning incentives, agri-tourism, water resources and economic development. Continue reading “What’s Next for Wasco County 2040”

Tourism Infographic

Planning staff attended the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance Summit yesterday to learn more about trends with tourism.  The meeting included speakers from the agro-tourism and craft beverage sectors in Wasco County.  There was also continued discussion on encouraging more traffic and tourism from Portland to head further east to reduce congestion and spread the impact.

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History of Exclusive Farm Use Zones in Oregon and Wasco County

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.

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