In January, 2016 the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) approved Woodburn's Comprehensive Plan Amendments, amending the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) and establishing an Urban Reserve. The UGB expansion consists of approximately 619 gross acres. This includes 190 acres for industrial use, 23 acres for commercial use and 406 acres for residential use. There is:
- A twenty year expansion limitation condition west of Butteville Road NE.
- A twenty year expansion limitation condition northeast of Highway 99E.
- An Urban Reserve, consisting of 230 acres, east of the intersection of Butteville Road NE and Parr Road NE.
In 2005, Woodburn approved an update to its Comprehensive Plan and expanded the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), which totaled approximately 980 acres. Subsequently, the Marion County Board of Commissioners and the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) approved the update and the UGB expansion. The decision concerning the UGB expansion was appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals twice, with LCDC reapproving the original decision a second time. With the Court's action, the LCDC initiated a mediation process and all parties to the second Court of Appeals case ultimately agreed on a compromise called a Framework for Mediation Settlement Agreement in April, 2015. This settlement agreement established the basis for moving the Woodburn's UGB proposal forward.
Woodburn and Marion County jointly approved the proposed UGB and Urban Reserve on December 14, 2015, consistent with the Framework for Mediation Settlement Agreement. Ultimately, this decision received final approval from the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) in January, 2016.
Similar to most jurisdictions, Woodburn spent years updating its Comprehensive Plan, which functions as the blueprint for how the City will grow over the next 20 years. This process involved completing various plans and studies that provided the basis for updating the Woodburn Comprehensive Plan and the Woodburn Development Ordinance (WDO). These plans and studies included an updated housing needs analysis, a wetlands study, an updated transportation systems plan, a parks master plan, a public facilities plan and an economic opportunities analysis and strategy.
Based on the information provided by these plans and studies prior to 2005, the City determined that there was not sufficient buildable land to meet future needs, and at that time, outlined a new UGB to provide for planned growth. The City also updated the Comprehensive Plan and the WDO, based on the information provided by the plans and studies and being consistent with State of Oregon planning goals and regulations.
Here are the links to the 2015 amendment and further background regarding the UGB:
- Staff Report
- UGB Remand Ordinance
- Woodburn Comprehensive Plan Amendment
- Legislative Findings
- Exhibit 3 Urban Growth Coordination Agreement
Below are the ordinances (including attachments) that were adopted by the City Council at various times to meet the community's future needs:
- Staff Report
- Exhibit 1 -- 2005 Woodburn Comprehensive Plan
- 1-A -- Economic Development Strategy
- 1-B -- 2005 Public Facilities Plan
- 1-C -- Transportation System Plan
- 1-D -- Wetlands List
- Exhibit 2 -- Comprehensive Plan Map (Updated: 05/2009)
- Exhibit 3 -- Woodburn Development Ordinance
- 4-A -- Woodburn Economic Opportunities Analysis
- 4-B -- Woodburn Population and Employment Projections
- 4-C -- Woodburn Occupation/Wage Forecast
- 4-D -- Local Wetlands Inventory and Riparian Assessment
- 4-E -- Buildable Lands Inventory
- 4-F -- Residential Land Needs Analysis
- 4-G -- Potential Urban Growth Boundary Expansion Area Analysis
- 4-H -- Site Requirements for Woodburn Target Industries
- 4-I -- Citizen Involvement
- 5-A -- Findings of Fact
- 5-B -- Urban Growth Boundary Justification Report
- 5-C -- Comprehensive Plan Update
The following items were presented at the September 12, 2005 Council meeting.
- Item 11A of Council Packet
- Daily Journal of Commerce Article
- May 2005 Winterowd (Winterbrook Planning) Memorandum
- Tech Report 1 - Buildable Lands Inventory
- Tech Report 2 - Woodburn Residential Land Needs Analysis
- 2005 Public Facilities Plan September 7, 2005 Final Draft
- Draft Woodburn Urban Growth Boundary Justification Report
- Section 2.1 Land Use Zoning
Staff recommendations following the June 13, 2005 Council meeting are available below.
- Comprehensive Plan Goal and Policy Revisions (5-27-05)
- Public Facilities Plan (5-27-05)
- Woodburn Development Ordinance Revisions (5-27-05)
- Expansion Area Map (6-13-05)
The original proposed plan and land use regulation amendments are provided below.
- Economic Opportunities Analysis and Economic Development Strategy
- Woodburn Development Ordinance Revisions: Section 2.1
- Comprehensive Plan Goal and Policy Revisions
- Transportation System Plan (Draft Text)
- Transportation System Plan (Draft Figures) - offered individually at the bottom of this page
Maps illustrating the proposed Urban Growth Boundary expansion and comprehensive plan designations and maps of proposed changes to comprehensive plan designations and zoning are provided below.