When Tigard City Council adopted the River Terrace Community Plan, they also adopted Comprehensive Plan designations for all land within River Terrace. Comprehensive Plan designations determine where certain kinds of land uses—such as residential or commercial uses—are allowed. Zoning District designations are more specific than land use designations and determine where specific development regulations apply by zone.

There is one commercial zone and four residential zones proposed in River Terrace. The residential zones range from low-density residential (R-4.5) to medium high-density residential (R-25). Higher density zones are proposed near commercial uses and along major travel corridors. Lower density zones are proposed in areas with steep slopes and along the area’s eastern and northern edges to provide a buffer between existing lower density neighborhoods and future higher density neighborhoods.

The Zoning District designations being proposed are consistent with the Comprehensive Plan designations that were recently adopted. Once Zoning District designations are adopted for this area, land use applications for development may be submitted to the city for review.

Adoption of new Zoning District designations requires a Zoning Map amendment. This type of amendment is done through a legislative hearings process. The first public hearing will be held by the Planning Commission on February 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The second public hearing is tentatively scheduled before the City Council on February 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Both hearings will take place in Tigard Town Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223). View the City of Tigard Public Hearing Notice here. A copy of the staff report and materials will be available for viewing one week in advance of the hearing in the City of Tigard Permit Center and online. You can purchase a hard copy for 25¢ per page.