Expanding UGBs: Urbanization

Goal 14 of the Oregon State Land Use Planning program is Urbanization, which guides land use plans and planners towards creating "orderly and efficient transition(s) from rural to urban land use" and gives some general guidance on urban area expansions. Staff has heard from community leaders and members concerns about urban area expansion for many … Continue reading Expanding UGBs: Urbanization

Wasco County Planning By the Numbers

The Wasco County Planning Department talks to hundreds of people every month about a variety of land use planning issues.  Most calls, emails, and visits are related to the administrative process (questions about applications, fees, etc) and general zoning and development questions (what a property's zone is and what the zone means for development, for … Continue reading Wasco County Planning By the Numbers

Oregon Land Use Planning Goals that Impact Wasco County

A Comprehensive Plan has to address relevant Oregon Statewide Planning Goals.  DLCD has developed a primer on state land use planning goals, and staff has modified it to focus on those that impact Wasco County with some additional detail. During the vision roadshow, we will be asking for you input on which Goals you think … Continue reading Oregon Land Use Planning Goals that Impact Wasco County

Oregon Tourism and Wasco County

Planning staff participated in a series of events sponsored by Travel Oregon in 2016. This series was focused on rural tourism, and ways to improve outreach, coordination, marketing, and more in the Gorge and Eastern Oregon. Wasco is split into two regions according to Travel Oregon.  The majority of the county is in the Central … Continue reading Oregon Tourism and Wasco County

Wasco County Park Inventory

Wasco County has a variety of recreation facilities, including camping, hiking, fishing and horseback riding parks. Staff has developed a draft update to the Wasco County Parks inventory listed in the original Comprehensive Plan. WascoCountyParksInventory We used this data to help us tell the story of recreation in Wasco County: Because we were using the … Continue reading Wasco County Park Inventory