Housing Alternatives

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

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

New Lots in Resource Zones (Farm & Forest)

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)