PACKAGE #2: What's Next ?


Land Development Code (LDC) Text Amendments in "Package #2" fall into three categories:

  1. implement design standards for residential development that improve compatibility with existing neighborhoods, associated with recommendations of the Collaboration Corvallis / Neighborhood Planning Workgroup;
  2. revise how residential density is calculated to produce a more transparent, clear, and objective approach to implementing the densities prescribed by the Comprehensive Plan; and
  3. correct and clarify existing provisions associated with public improvements required with development and other LDC standards

Altogether, the proposed amendments revised portions of many chapters of the Land Development Code, and result in changes to the Official Zoning Map. For more information and details about the three topics please contact the Planning Division (email or call 541-766-6908).

Upcoming Important Dates

  • December 11, 2014: The Package # 2 code amendments are effective as of this date and have been incorporated into the current Land Development Code.
  • December 1, 2014: The City Council adopted findings and ordinances for Package #2. The LDC Text Amendments and Zone Change will take effect on December 11, 2014.
  • November 17, 2014 : The City Council held a public hearing on November 17, 2014, closed the public hearing, deliberated, and tentatively approved the Package #2 LDC text amendments, with minor changes adopted by City Council. 
      • Where: Downtown Fire Station Meeting Room (400 NW Harrison Blvd., 2nd Floor)
      • Time: 7:30 pm
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  • October 15, 2014: The Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider Package #2. They received public testimony, closed the hearing, deliberated, and decided to forward the package of text amendments and zone changes to City Council, with a recommendation for approval. The Planning Commission decision includes the staff recommended amendments provided in the Supplemental Staff Memorandum, dated October 13, 2014
  • October 9, 2014: Informational Meeting Prior to Public Hearing - Community Development Staff held an informational public meeting to provide an overview of the proposed code amendments and to answer questions about the amendments.

  • The changes associated with "Package #1" to the Land Development Code became effective on August 28, 2014, and are now viewable in the current Land Development Code.



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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