Our projects across the Pacific Northwest include current and long-range planning, for public and private clients.
- Equitable Housing Zoning Code Audit & Amendments, City of Oregon City, OR: Amendments to residential and mixed-use zoning regulations addressing uses, development standards, design, and procedures to remove barriers to development of "missing middle" housing, based on audit of existing zoning and development regulations and significant stakeholder engagement.
- Regional ADU Code Audit, Metro, OR: Audit and analysis of accessory dwelling unit (ADU) regulations in 27 Portland metro area jurisdictions, recommended best practices for ADU regulatory revisions, and outreach to jurisdictional staff to support ADU code amendments.
- Residential Clear & Objective Criteria Audit, City of Eugene, OR: Audit of approval criteria for all residential development against state requirements to apply clear and objective standards to facilitate housing development, developed through expert analysis and stakeholder engagement.
- Hoquarton Mixed-Use Zone, City of Tillamook, OR: New zoning district for a mixed-use industrial area adjacent to downtown, to implement preferred development scenarios from the Hoquarton Area Plan.
- Downtown Zoning Code Revisions, City of Newberg, OR: Revisions to the downtown zoning district and supporting districts to implement the Downtown Improvement Plan recommendations capitalizing on rerouting of a major highway through the area.
- Development Code Update, City of Ridgefield, WA: New development code integrating form-based code ideas with previous use-based regulations. Ongoing work has included annual updates to refine regulations and implement new policy directions, such as new commercial design standards.
- Mixed-Use Districts, City of Ridgefield, WA: New overlay district for two subareas outside downtown with a mix of residential and commercial development with a focus on landscaping and design, implementing subarea plan recommendation.
- Age-Friendly Model Zoning Code, Fair Housing Council of Oregon, OR: A suite of zoning approaches, both general areas of focus and specific regulatory text, for cities to use as a diagnostic tool to identify and update areas of their code to make development more age-friendly from a use, site design and procedural perspective.
- Institutional Land Use Model Code, Portland College Coalition, OR: Recommended zoning code revisions to improve institutional land use regulatory processes, drawing upon cross-jurisdictional research, previous case history, and stakeholder input, with work on the City of Portland’s advisory board to implement aspects of the recommendations.
- Historic Preservation Code, City of Medford, OR: Revisions to the City’s historic preservation code to address design and procedural issues that implemented direction from City staff and the City’s Landmarks and Historic Preservation Committee.
- Marijuana Zoning Regulations, City of La Center, WA: Zoning alternatives for legalized recreational and medical marijuana zoning based on community input and best practices in the emerging field from around the state.
- Comprehensive Plan, City of Ridgefield, WA: Updates in 2010 and 2016 with periodic amendments in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The major 2016 update channeled desires from elected officials and the community to balance aggressive growth with environmental protection and complete neighborhoods, and included CFP revisions to support growth.
- Comprehensive Plan, City of La Center, WA: 2016 plan update addressed La Center’s emerging needs, including diversification of housing types, relationship with development at the freeway interchange, and the future role for downtown.
- Comprehensive Plan, City of Woodland, WA: 2016 plan update to address key community concerns around balancing industrial and commercial development, determining the relative priority of downtown to other growth areas, and uniting the halves of the city split by the freeway.
- Comprehensive Plan Vision, City of Camas, WA: Crafting a community vision through public engagement and background research to guide the comprehensive plan for the coming 20 years.
ENTITLEMENTs & DUE DILIGENCE
- Master Planning and Permitting, Wilder Subdivision, Newport, OR: Planning and permitting for several phases of a multiphase mixed-use subdivision, including master plan and plat approvals. The development features a variety of residential types intended to meet housing needs of a broad spectrum of coastal residents, from garden-style apartments to cottage clusters and ADUs to custom homes.
- Student Housing Permitting, Oregon State University, Newport, OR: Approvals for OSU to complete a comprehensive plan and zoning map amendment to facilitate construction of 150 units of student housing as a phase of the Wilder Subdivision.
- Land Use Permitting, Trout Creek Bible Camp, OR: Land use approval for modifying this non-conforming use on forest land, and is working on permitting a second phase of camp improvements to include a significant septic expansion.
- Zoning Analysis, Radler White Parks Alexander, OR: On-call land use services including zoning code analysis for specific properties, analysis of site plans for code conformance, and code narratives to support permit applications.
- Hotel Property Analysis, Hollander Hospitality, OR: Code analysis and due diligence work for multiple sites in various Oregon coastal cities to identify opportunities and constraints for desired hotel development.
On-call work with the City of Ridgefield from 2010 to 2018, in addition to the specific projects listed above.
- Development review from pre-application conferences through public hearings and appeals.
- Staffing Planning Commission and Parks Board to design, lead and implement long-range planning initiatives.
- Process improvements including land use application forms and review procedures.
- Code enforcement.