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Volume 18, Issue 1
January 2020


CPO News

Short-term Rentals discussion for January 14 meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 7 pm, Leedy Grange Hall

cpo 120 meeting

Currently, Washington County does not regulate short-term rentals (such as Airbnb and VRBO) in residential neighborhoods. The County is gathering information to consider creating land use rules for these types of rentals.

Washington County Senior Planner, Suzanne Savin, will begin with a presentation about the process being planned by the county, and ask you to share your experiences with this rental type.

Following this discussion, we’ll collect your suggestions for topics to be covered in 2020. Bring your ideas and concerns, and we’ll try to schedule a session to address them!

Village Church considering adding a school

Neighborhood meeting: Tuesday, January 7, 7 pm, Village Baptist Church Columbia Room, 330 SW Murray Glvd.

A preliminary meeting will be held to inform neighbors about preliminary plans for a small private school of approximately 100 high school students on the unfinished third floor of the Sanctuary building, and get feedback.

April Crest subdivision proposed for 119th

A 13-lot subdivision is proposed for a 2.59-acre parcel on the east side of 119th near Vallevue Place. Comments on the proposed development are due by January 10, 5 pm. To comment if you don't attend the meeting, use the county comment page and select Casefile L1900400-S from the dropdown menu.

New Columbia Sportswear office building plan submitted to County


An office building for approximately 500 employees is proposed for 14320 NW Science Park Drive. The property is currently being used as a parking lot. The company is asking for several “hardship relief” exceptions from county building code, including reducing the front yard setback; increasing the building height from 65’ to 75’6”; and increasing lot coverage from 50% to 55.5%. Parking for these employees will be at the company lot across Science Park, and also at the parking lot of Sunset Presbyterian, which leases space to Columbia.

The application will be available to view at the January 14 CPO meeting and then at the Cedar Mill Library—ask at the reference desk. Comments are due by January 20, 5 pm. Use the county comment page and select Casefile L1900432 from the dropdown menu.

Homestead Subdivision on Harvest

A development application for an 11-lot subdivision on a two-acre lot between Saltzman and Harvest was approved in June 2019. Neighbors filed an appeal, citing concerns about stormwater runoff and parking. A Washington County Hearings Officer heard the appeal in November, and issued his finding on December 5, denying the appeal and upholding the development approval.

Jeff Jorgenson, a descendant of the Peterkort family, grew up in the home that is on the property now. He is the VP of Development at Peterkort Co., and is the owner and applicant for this project.


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