The Lake Oswego Planning Commission moved forward with a recommendation to the Lake Oswego City Council allowing for fewer flag lots in the city and requiring a 50 foot right of way for developments of four lots or more.
After hearings that covered multiple evenings, Lake Oswego’s Planning Commission moved forward with a recommendation updating the city’s community development code that left most unhappy, except the active NIMBY action in the city.
After the third hearing of the proposal and multiple meetings between the HBA and Lake Oswego staff, the Planning Commission moved forward with a recommendation of limiting flag lots in the city to a maximum of two (from eight) plus the original structure, one parking space per flag lot, and a requirement of a public street and 50 foot right of way for any development of four or more homes. Any development over three homes would also require standard lots.
The Planning Commission’s recommendations fly counter to the HBA’s position and testimony, city staff’s recommendation, and ultimately Metro’s density goals for the region.
The formal recommendation will go before the Planning Commission in December and then to the City Council on an as of yet unannounced date. HBA staff will continue to work with Lake Oswego elected officials and staff on a proposal that will be less restrictive to new development and less of an impact to affordability. If you have any questions please contact James Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org