On February 2, 2015, the Tigard Planning Commission held a public hearing on the River Terrace Code Amendments and Zoning Districts Map. After listening to staff’s presentation and public testimony, followed by careful deliberations, the Planning Commission made a unanimous recommendation that Tigard City Council approve the two items.

There were approximately ten members of the public at the hearing and the comments were positive and supportive overall. Three main issues were raised for discussion:

  • A request to better address access and design issues related to various conditional uses, including the school site, which could potentially front River Terrace Blvd.
  • A request to allow more than one model home per subdivision.
  • A request to allow the option of a private street where a public street is currently required by the proposed code and the ability to eliminate the landscape strip on streets where the proximity of driveways in a row house development would preclude enough soil volume to support a street tree, as required by the city’s Urban Forestry Plan.

City Council will evaluate the proposal, including the issues above, at a Public Hearing on February 24, 2015. To view a copy of the proposal, please visit the City Council packet online. For additional information about the hearing, including how to testify, please see the city’s Public Testimony Guidelines for City Council Meetings.

Additional Information

The project website is a great way to learn about how the project has evolved and what’s currently happening: http://riverterracetigard.com . You may also want to sign up for the project listserv to receive emails about project milestones and meeting announcements: https://lists.capalon.com/lists/listinfo/river-terrace.