IN THE CITY COUNCIL
FOR THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER, OREGON
ORDINANCE NO. 1994

An Ordinance Amending the Hood River Comprehensive Plan, Goal 9, by Adopting a New an Economic Opportunities Analysis, and Amending the Hood River Municipal Code to Implement Revisions to the C-2 Zone, Industrial Zones and Planned Unit Development Provisions in Accordance With the Economic Opportunities Analysis Recommendations.

 The Hood River City Council finds as follows:

 WHEREAS, the most recent Commercial and Industrial Inventory and Analysis and Buildable Lands Survey was adopted by the City pursuant to Ordinance No. 1787 on December 27, 1999; and

 WHEREAS, the City received a grant from the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) to up-date its Commercial and Industrial Inventory and Analysis and Buildable Lands Survey by conducting an Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA) under State-wide Planning Goal 9 (Economic Development); and

 WHEREAS, the City contracted with the consulting firm, FCS Group, to prepare an updated Commercial and Industrial Inventory and Analysis and Buildable Lands Survey.  Prior to writing the report, a stakeholders committee consisting of representatives of the business and development community was formed and met several times to review FCS Group findings and to offer a community perspective.  The draft EOA report, including amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan Goal 9 (buildable lands inventory) and municipal code changes, was presented to the Planning Commission; and

 WHEREAS, based on the input from its public meetings on the subject, the Planning Commission duly noticed and conducted public hearings and work sessions on April 18, April 29, May 2, May 6, and May 16, produced a recommendation and forwarded it to the City Council; and

 WHEREAS, the Planning Commission recommended City Council adopt the EOA Plan, amendments to Goal 9 – Economic Development and subsequent code changes which include the types and amounts of commercial and industrial lands needed over the 20 year planning period; and

 WHEREAS, the Planning Commission also recommended certain amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance under the commercial and industrial zones to achieve the revised goals, policies and implementation strategies under Goal 9 of the Comprehensive Plan; and

 WHEREAS, the City Council conducted a public hearing on May 23, 2011, at which time it reviewed the Planning Commission recommendation and record, including the findings set forth in Exhibit A, accepted additional oral and written testimony, and then deliberated and decided the matter on June 13, 2011.

 NOW THEREFORE, based on the foregoing Findings, the Hood River City Council Ordains as follows:

Section 1 – Comprehensive Plan.  The Hood River Comprehensive Plan, Goal 9 – Economic Development (Background Report, Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies for economic development), adopted pursuant to Ordinance 1787 on December 27, 1999, is hereby repealed in its entirety.  In its place a new Goal 9 – Economic Development (Background Report, Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies for Economic Development), as set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof, is hereby adopted and made a part of the Hood River Comprehensive Plan.
 
Section 2 - Municipal Code §17.01.060, Definitions.  The Hood River Municipal Code, Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 01 (General Provisions), Section 17.01.060 (Definitions) is hereby amended to read as set forth in Exhibit B, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof, is hereby.  In particular, HRMC §17.01.060 is amended to adopt new and revised definitions for INDUSTRIAL OFFICE USE, INDUSTRIAL USE and LIGHT INDUSTRIAL USE.

Section 3 - Municipal Code §17.03.050, General Commercial Zone (C-2).  The Hood River Municipal Code, Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 03 (Land Use Zones), Section 17.03.050 (General Commercial Zone, C-2) is hereby amended to read as set forth in Exhibit B, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof.  In particular, HRMC §17.03.050 is amended to eliminate single family dwellings and accessory uses, duplexes and triplexes as out-right permitted uses; to allow as conditional uses, stand-alone residential dwellings but only at a minimum density of 11 units per acre and when developed as Planned Unit Developments; and to allow conditionally Professional Office and Office uses.

Section 4 - Municipal Code §17.03.060, Light Industrial Zone (LI).  The Hood River Municipal Code, Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 03 (Land Use Zones), Section 17.03.060 (Light Industrial Zone - LI) is hereby amended to read as set forth in Exhibit B, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof.  In particular, HRMC §17.03.060 is amended to add provisions for light industrial offices and accessory activities; and to allow conditionally Industrial Offices greater than 25,000 square feet in gross floor area.

Section 5 - Municipal Code §17.07.020, Planned Developments, Applicability.  The Hood River Municipal Code, Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 07 (Planned Developments), Section 17.07.020 (Applicability) is hereby amended to read as set forth in Exhibit B, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof.  In particular, HRMC §17.07.020 is amended to delete the requirement in 17.07.020 (D) that commercial and industrial PUD’s on 2½ and 5 acres respectively be processed as PUDs. 

Section 6 - Municipal Code §17.07.090, Planned Developments, Approval Criteria.  The Hood River Municipal Code, Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 07 (Planned Developments), Section 17.07.090 (Approval Criteria) is hereby amended to read as set forth in Exhibit B, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof.  In particular, HRMC §17.07.090 is amended to require that all of the off street parking required for a PUD may be provided in one or more common parking lots within the development. 

Section 6 - Municipal Code §17.16.055 (Design Standards for Large Scale Light Industrial Uses).  The Hood River Municipal Code, Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 16 (Site Plan Review), is hereby amended to add a new section, Section 17.16.055 (Design Standards for Large Scale Light Industrial Uses), which shall read as set forth in Exhibit B, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof.  In particular, new HRMC §17.16.055 provides the design standards for Large Scale Industrial Uses, to be applied during the site plan review process.

 Read for the First Time this 27th day of June 2011

 Read for the Second Time and approved this 11th day of July 2011.  This Ordinance shall take effect on the 31st day following the second reading.

AYES:  
NAYS:  
ABSTAIN:  
ABSENT:           
Arthur Babitz, Mayor
ATTEST:


     
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder Approved as to form:


     
Daniel Kearns, City Attorney