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Planning Commission - Agendas, Minutes and Public Hearing Notices
Agendas for Planning Commission meetings are posted here as soon as they are prepared, generally, the Monday before the Commission meeting.
Minutes are posted here once they have been approved by the Planning Commission, generally the month after the meeting occurs.
The third tab below provides notice of upcoming public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council and provides access to materials associated with that public hearing.
The Planning Commission generally meets the last Monday of the month. The next meeting of the Planning Commission will be on Monday, July 25, 2022. The agenda includes a public hearing on applications for annexation and comprehensive plan amendment for approximately 11 acres on Golf Club Rd.
The deadline for submitting applications for the July 25 meeting will be Friday, July 1. The deadline for submitting applications for the August 29 meeting will be Friday, August 5.
The Planning Department sends out an email with the Planning Commission agenda on a monthly basis. If you would like to receive the agenda delivered to your in-box, let us know. Send us an email and we will add you to the distribution list. We promise your name and email address will stay secure.
Agendas for the most recent six months are available below. For older documents, visit our Google Drive. Usually, the entire packet will be posted, rather than just the agenda. Note that the packet files may be large and downloading may be quicker if you right click on the link below and "save target as."
This tab contains links to minutes from the past six months. For older documents, please visit our Google Drive.
When all of the technology is functioning properly, video of the Planning Commission meeting is available on Youtube. There were technical difficulties with the February, March, April and June meetings and a video is not available. See videos of the following meetings:
May 31 2022
January 31 2022
On July 25 the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on applications for Annexation and Comprehensive Plan Amendment for 11 acres on Golf Club Rd.
On August 29 the Planning Commission hold a public hearing on legislative amendment to Land Use and Development Code establishing standards for Dwellings as part of a Live-Work Unit.
The public hearing originally scheduled for March 29, 2021 on a proposal for updating the City's Residential zoning has been postponed. For more information about the proposed changes see the Residential Zoning Update page.
COVID-19 Temporary Public Meeting Rules
Please note that due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the public hearings will be held under temporary rules to avoid spread of disease.
The Planning Commission has initiated a review of the City’s residential zoning requirements and proposed substantial amendments to these requirements. Currently, the residential zoning in Stayton establishes minimum lot size and lot width requirements in each residential zone and establishes a maximum residential density standard for each zone. The proposed amendments would replace the minimum lot size-based regulations with density-based regulations, allowing a range of acceptable densities for each zone. There is no change in the maximum density allowed in the Low Density Residential (LD) and Medium Density Residential (MD) zones, however minimum density standards are established. Also, a maximum density standard is established in the High Density Residential (HD) zone, where there is none currently.
The Planning Commission has initiated these Code amendments in order to modernize the Code, to provide a greater degree of flexibility in the design of residential developments, to permit and encourage more affordable housing, to better meet the residential density targets of the Marion County comprehensive plan, and to bring the Code into compliance with recent changes to State Law. For more information about the proposed changes see the Residential Zoning Update page.
In summary, the proposed amendments would:
The link below provides the Sixth Draft of the proposed amendments as will be reviewed at the public hearing. A staff report and draft order will be posted once they are written. To learn more about the proposed amendments and to see the staff reports and presentations considered by the Planning Commission as they discussed the proposed amendments, see see the Residential Zoning Update page.
James and Jolene Crowther have submitted applications for annexation and a Comprehensive Plan amendment for four tax parcels on Golf Club Rd. These properties are addressed as 9654, 9694, and 9704 Golf Club Rd and are Tax Lots 700, 800, 900, and 1000 on Assessor's Map 091W04C. The properties are currently designated Residential by the Comprehensive Plan and zoned by Marion County as Urban Transition. The applications request the property be designated Industrial and zoned Light Industrial.
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the applications on July 25. The links below provide the application materials provided by the applicant. Review comments, the staff report for the Planning Commission hearing, and a draft for consideration by the Planning Commission will be posted once written, no later than 7 days before the hearing.
Following the hearing, the Planning Commission will be making a recommendation to the City Council, who will hold their own hearing before making a decision on the applications.
The Planning Commission has initiated a legislative amendment to the Land Use and Development Code to establish standards for dwellings as part of a live work unit. A dwelling as part of a live-work unit is permitted in the commercial, industrial and downtown mixed use zones, where single family detached dwellings are not permitted. The intent of the Code amendments is to distinguish between what constitutes a dwelling in a live-work unit as compared to a home occupation in a dwelling.
The links below provide copies of staff reports to the Planning Commission introducing the issue, the proposed Code amendments, the staff report for the public hearing and the draft order for consideration by the Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission will be making a recommendation to the City Council, who will be holding their own public hearing on the issue and making the final determination whether to amend the Code.
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