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: Rural planning in Oregon differs from … Continue reading Housing Alternatives
The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis has crunched the data and produced an interesting report on some of the primary causes of the current statewide housing shortage...and the answer may surprise you.
In trying to understand how our land use planning policies and rules have impacted development and growth to date, staff analyzed existing data. One of the key issues we wanted to understand was growth potential based on our current regulations. The infographic below demonstrates, based on our current zoning designations and rules, the potential new … Continue reading New Lots in Resource Zones (Farm & Forest)
In preparing for the Comprehensive Plan update, one of our main tasks was to take a look at available research and data and review the current status of our zones. To make the information more accessible and help tell the story, we prepared infographics on the major zones in Wasco County. Above is an infographic which … Continue reading Rural Residential Zones