The City of Portland Water Bureau is proposing a treatment plant, raw and distribution water lines, and communications tower in the general vicinity of SE Dodge Park Road and SE Cottrell Road. The proposed project requires several land use permits from Multnomah County.

 All application documents can be found in the project Document Library.

The Multnomah County Land Use Hearings Officer will hold a hearing on the proposal. Public comment will be accepted before the hearing, and the hearing itself will be open to the public.

Notice of Public Hearing

Date and time to be announced

Submit written testimony here.

The Multnomah County Hearings Officer will conduct a hearing on the following proposal:

Portland Water Bureau proposes to build a drinking water filtration facility and communications tower located on SE Carpenter Lane with raw and finished water pipelines connecting to the existing Bull Run conduit system.

  • Conditional Use
  • Community Service Use
  • Design Review
  • Significant Environmental Concern
  • EFU Review Use
  • Geologic Hazards
  • Lot of Record

Public Participation and Hearing Process

All interested parties may appear and testify or submit written comment on the proposal at or prior to the hearing. Comments should be directed toward approval criteria applicable to the request. The hearing procedure will follow the process outlined in Multnomah County Code 39.1140 (Hearings Process) which will be explained at the hearing.

You may submit written testimony by mail, email or comment form:
T3-2022-16220 Comments
1600 SE 190th Avenue
Portland OR 97233-5910
Online comment form

Testimony must be received by the Land Use Planning office before the scheduled hearing (date and time TBA) in order to be considered at the hearing. You may also submit written testimony to the Hearings Officer at the hearing.

A decision made by the Hearings Officer is appealable to the Land Use Board of Appeals by the applicant or other participants at the hearing.

Any issue intended to provide basis for an appeal to the Land use Board of Appeals must be raised before the close of the public record. Issues must be raised and accompanied by statements or evidence sufficient to afford the County and all parties to respond to the issue. Notice of the county’s final decision will be mailed to the subject property owner(s), applicant, parties within 750 feet of the subject property, and any other persons who submitted written comment or provided oral testimony at a public hearing.

A staff report will be available for inspection 7 days prior to the hearing. All documents and application materials will be available in the document library.

Copies of any documents may also be purchased at the rate of 30 cents per page.

Contact Us

For further information on this case, contact Lisa Estrin, Senior Planner at 503.988.0167 or