The designation of urban and rural reserves will assist the Metro Council and local communities in implementation of the 2040...
Land Use Planning Pages
The longstanding system for managing the Metro region’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) has been contentious and limits the factors used in determining which land is better suited to differing purposes.
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area was created on November 17, 1986 when President Reagan signed into effect Public Law 99-663.
The reasons for designation of Reserves are included in the document below.
Materials located on this page are from past Planning Commission proceedings.
The Multnomah County Planning Commission consists of nine volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for four-year terms.
Multnomah County is leading a regional effort to designate urban and rural reserves to accommodate future growth and protect valuable farmland, forest land and natural areas that define the character
Multnomah County's urban planning areas are the Interlachen Urban Plan Area and the Pleasant Valley Urban Plan Area.
Tools for development within rural areas: zoning codes, zoning maps, and more.
T3-2021-14303 - Public Hearing: Aug 13, 2021; Continuance Aug 20, 2021
T2-2021-14768 - Public Hearing: Sep 10, 2021
ZV-2021-15025 - Public Hearing: Continuance Dec 17, 2021 - Cancelled
T2-2021-14981. Public Hearing - June 23, 2023 at 9:00am
Notice of Public Hearing: Implementation of Measure 49 approval for single-family dwelling within the Protected Aggregate and Minerals Impact Area - rebuttal due Jul 24
T3-2021-14603 - Public Hearing: Nov 19, 2021
T2-2023-16545. Opportunity to Comment. Comment Deadline - Mar 1
T3-2021-14961 - Public Hearing: Jan 14, 2022
T2-2023-17100. Opportunity to Comment. Comment Deadline October 2
Notice of Public Hearing: Appeal of Lot of Record Verification - hearing Feb 12
T2-2022-15447. Public Hearing - October 7, 2022 at 10:30am
T2-2021-14361 - Public Hearing: Sep 10, 2021; Continuance Oct 8, 2021
T2-2022-15921. Public Hearing - November 18, 2022 at 9:00am - CANCELED
Notice of Decision: Planning Director Determination for a Relative Farm Help Dwelling - appeal deadline June 9
Notice of Decision: National Scenic Area Site Review for Emergency Repair of Septic System and Replat - appeal deadline Jun 11