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Volume 18, Issue 3
March 2020


CPO 1 News

Meet candidates for our State Rep; learn about Library Levy

Tuesday, March 10, 7-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

Most of Cedar Mill is in Oregon House District 33. Mitch Greenlick has represented the district since 2002 but announced last year that he was retiring. Several candidates are running in the May 19 primary to represent us. Three of the candidates are visiting us for this meeting: Andy Saultz, Maxine Dexter, and Christina Stephenson. Serin Bussell was unable to attend. If none of the candidates wins a majority of the votes, the top two will run in the November election.

The filing deadline is March 10, so if there are any last-minute candidates, we’ll try to add them. Each candidate will begin with a brief statement. Our Steering Committee will prepare a few questions for each of them to answer, and then there will be time for questions from members.

Washington County Cooperative Library Services provides funding and services for libraries throughout the county. Measure 34-297 asks voters to renew the existing levy. Peter Leonard, Director of the Cedar Mill Library, will explain the measure and answer questions.

Join us for the March meeting to learn more on these topics. If you can’t attend in person, we live-stream the program on the CPO 1 Facebook page.

Catlin Gabel map

Catlin Gabel Neighborhood Meeting

Catlin Gabel School held a Neighborhood Meeting on March 2 to discuss their plans for the former campus of the Oregon College of Art & Craft on Barnes Rd., which they purchased last fall.

Head of School Tim Bazemore wrote, "We are planning to repurpose most of the buildings and site features into use as our middle school. On our current campus, we also plan to create a paved, service/delivery driveway accessing Leahy Road from the NE portion of our property.

“A future athletics and wellness center will be sited near the existing track, and associated visitor and bus parking will be served by this internal driveway.

“Prior to applying to the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation, we would like to take the opportunity to discuss the proposals in more detail with you.”

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Laidlaw Road Subdivision Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 6 pm, TVFR Station 60, 8585 NW Johnson St.

Westlake Consultants is working with Noyes Development and the owners of properties located at 11835 NW Laidlaw (5.03 acres) and 11830 NW Laidlaw (5.2 acres) who are considering applying to Washington County to develop a subdivision on the combined properties. The subdivision would be done in two phases, with the property north of Laidlaw being developed with 18 lots, and the properties south of Laidlaw being developed with 23 lots.

Neighborhood meetings provide a forum for applicant and surrounding property owners to review the proposal and identify issues that may be considered before a land development application is submitted. Plans presented are preliminary and subject to change.

Land Use actions

Laidlaw home proposal

Developer Brian Nelson received “Approval with Conditions” to build a single-family home on a 1.38 acre lot at 10670 NW Laidlaw Rd. on February 4, but an appeal was filed and there will be a hearing on March 19, 9 am at the County Services Building, 155 N. First St., Hillsboro.

Approximately half of the lot is wetland and thus subtracted from the total for density purposes. The lot is in the R-6 zone, which calls for five dwellings on the buildable portion. The developer has shown on his plans how an additional four dwellings can fit on the lot. He is required to dedicate a 40’ wide public right-of-way between Laidlaw and the lot for future access.

Columbia Sportswear Office

Public Comments will be accepted until March 11 on Columbia’s plans for a new office building on Science Park Drive. To comment, go to co.washington.or.us/devnotice and fill out the form, selecting the correct casefile listed above the form.

Life Time Fitness update

The Life Time company sought a “Director’s Interpretation” to determine that the Peterkort Planned Unit Development is vested following the commencement of construction for the parking lot adjacent to Sunset Transit Center. On February 5, Cheryl Twete, Beaverton Community Development Director, confirmed that the PUD is vested.  On February 24, “Beaverton Business Owners, LLC” filed an appeal of that decision. A hearing before Beaverton City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm in Council Chambers.

There is still a pending appeal before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, but development may continue while that works its way through LUBA.

Dale development draws LUBA appeal

Following the Washington County Hearings Officer decision to uphold the approval for the development proposed for the south end of Dale Avenue on January 27, a group of neighbors has filed a notice of intent to appeal to LUBA.


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