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.
Notice of Public Hearing: Sep 10
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
Notice of Public Hearing: Appeal of Lot of Record Verification - hearing Feb 12
Notice of Public Hearing: Sep 10; Continuance Oct 8
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
Opportunity to Comment: Sep 22
Opportunity to Comment: Sep 23
Agency Review: National Scenic Area Site Review for additional deck, bathroom and dormer - due Dec 16
Opportunity to Comment: National Scenic Area Emergency Event Site Review for failing septic system - due Jun 19
Notice of Public Hearing: Aug 13; Continuance Aug 20
Collection of documents for the Zoning Code Consolidation project.
The Multnomah County Comprehensive Plan is the county's land use mission statement.
Multnomah County updated its Comprehensive Plan in 2016. The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for future growth and development in rural areas of the county.
How to contact Land Use Planning
Find out which unincorporated areas have city zoning and are administered by neighboring cities.