PACKAGE #2: What's Next ?

The proposed text amendments in "Package #2" cover three main topic areas, and are currently in draft form. As information is finalized, it will be added to this website.  A staff report containing a final list of all proposed changes will be available on October 8, 2014.

Proposed amended code language is typically shown in double-underline (new text) or strikethrough (deleted text), and is highlighted. The three topic areas are :

  1. recommendations of the Collaboration Corvallis - Neighborhood Planning Workgroup Technical Assistance Team:
    1. includes new residential design standards, some of which apply to all residentially zoned properties, and other standards which will apply only within a proposed University Neighborhoods Overlay (see map). The map also highlights those areas with an existing zone of RS-9U or RS-12U, which are proposed to be converted to RS-9 or RS-12. 
  2. evaluation of and changes to residential density calculation methodology, including:
    1. proposed changes to minimum lot area requirements for certain zones
    2. changes to definitions associated with residential density
    3. changes to land division standards (subdivisions and partitions), associated with density calculations
  3. staff recommended corrections and clarifications

For more information and details about the three topics please contact the Planning Division (email: or call 541-766-6908 and ask for the Planner of the half-day).

  • Project Documents (cases LDT14-00001 / LDT14-00002 / ZDC14-00002)
  • October 8, 2014: Staff Report to the Planning Commission available
  • October 9, 2014: Informational Meeting Prior to Public Hearing - Community Development Staff will hold an informational public meeting to provide an overview of the proposed code amendments and to answer questions about the amendments. If you have questions about these amendments, please plan to attend.
      • Where: Downtown Fire Station Meeting Room (400 NW Harrison Blvd., 2nd Floor)
      • Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
  • October 15, 2014: The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a package of Land Development Code text amendments.
      • Where: Downtown Fire Station Meeting Room (400 NW Harrison Blvd., 2nd Floor)
      • Time: 7:00 pm


PACKAGE #1: What's Next ?



At the October 7, 2013, City Council meeting, the City Council was presented with a memorandum from the Community Development Director regarding the City-OSU Collaboration Project and associated action requests. The
memorandum proposed a schedule and course of action for the consideration of two packages of Land Development Code (LDC) Amendments, largely, but not entirely, associated with recommendations stemming from the City-OSU Collaboration Project.

The first proposed package, Package #1, includes a number of recommended Land Development Code Amendments from the Neighborhood Planning Work Group, along with the development of text amendments to facilitate code-compliant changes within approved Planned Developments and the development of text amendments to help facilitate certain types of historic reviews. The recommendations from the Neighborhood Planning Work Group have also been reviewed and recommended by the City-OSU Collaboration Steering Committee.

Package # 1 was presented to the public and decision makers at two public hearings, in front of the Planning Commission and City Council. Those public hearings are completed, and City Council has adopted the amendments to the Land Development Code for Package # 1, which are now effective.

At a August 4, 2014, City Council meeting, Staff was authorized to begin work on Package #2. Package # 2 includes a set of proposed residential design standards, as recommended by the Neighborhood Planning Workgroup and its Technical Assistance Team; as well as an evaluation of and proposed changes to how residential density is calculated, and Staff-recommended corrections and clarifications.

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