BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL
FOR THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER, OREGON

ORDINANCE NO. 2001

An Ordinance Amending the Hood River Comprehensive Plan, Goal 12 (Transportation), and Hood River Municipal Code, Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 03 (Land Use Zones) and Chapter 20 (Transportation Circulation and Access Management), by the adoption of Interchange Area Management Plans (IAMP)
for Interstate 84 Exits 62, 63 and 64

 The Hood River City Council finds as follows:

 WHEREAS, the City of Hood River approved participation in the interchange area management planning process for Hood River Area Interstate 84 Interchanges 62, 63, and 64; and
 
 WHEREAS, the county, city, Port of Hood River, Oregon Department of Transportation, and local property owners have participated in a collaborative planning process that addressed land use and transportation needs in the interchange areas; and

 WHEREAS, a series of public meetings have been held to inform the public about the planning process, including a public meeting held on 7/10/07 and 12/17/09 public information mailings to all affected property owners, and written and oral testimony received from the public at public meetings and other venues; and

 WHEREAS, the Hood River Planning Commission and City Council held a joint work session with other elected and advisory officials that were open to the public, on [dates]; and

 WHEREAS, a Public Hearings were held on June 10, July 18, and August 1, 2011 before the Hood River Planning Commission to consider the draft Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) for Exit 62 and for Exits 63/64 and due notice was given of the hearing before the Planning Commission and written and oral testimony were accepted; and
 
 WHEREAS, the Hood River County Planning Commission, after reviewing and considering oral testimony and staff reports, recommended that the Hood River City Council adopt the following set of Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code amendments attached hereto as Exhibits A, B, C, D and E, incorporated herein by this reference:

1. Adopt the I-84 EXIT 62 IAMP and EXIT 63/64 IAMP as elements of the Hood River Urban Area Transportation System Plan (TSP) and amend the TSP Policy Document.

2. Adopt a common regulatory framework to apply to areas within the Urban Growth Boundary of the City of Hood River regarding transportation matters affecting properties near interstate highway interchanges.

3. Amend sections of the Hood River Municipal Code to implement regulations consistent with those being adopted by Hood River County.

 WHEREAS, the Hood River City Council held a duly notice public hearing on the Planning Commission’s recommendation at the Council’s regular meetings on August 8, August 22, and September 12, 2011 at which time the Council accepted written and oral testimony; and

 WHEREAS, the Hood River City Council deliberated at its regular meeting on September 26, 2011, after which a majority voted in favor of adoption of amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code to implement the IAMP for Interstate 84 Exits 62, 63 and 64.

 NOW, THEREFORE, based on the following findings, the Hood River City Council Ordains as follows:

Section 1 – Comprehensive Plan Amendment, IAMP Adoption:  The Hood River Comprehensive Plan is hereby amended by the adoption and addition of the following:

a) I-84 EXIT 62 IAMP, attached hereto as Exhibit A and by this reference incorporated herein.
 
b) I-84 EXIT 63/64 IAMP, attached hereto as Exhibit B and by this reference incorporated herein.
 
c) A new Goal 12 (Transportation) and related policies to implement State-wide Planning Goal 12 (Transportation), attached hereto as Exhibit C and by this reference incorporated herein.

These amendments to the Hood River Comprehensive Plan shall become part of and incorporated into the Hood River Transportation System Plan (TSP) once the TSP is adopted by the City Council pursuant to Ordinance 2002
 
Section 2 - Municipal Code Amendment. The Hood River Municipal Code Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 03 (Land Use Zones) is hereby amended by the addition of a new section  - Section 17.02.120 Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) Overlay Zone – which is set forth in Exhibit D, attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein.

Section 3 - Municipal Code Amendment.  The Hood River Municipal Code Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 20 (Transportation Circulation and Access Management) is hereby amended by a revision to Section 17.20.030 (Access Management Standards), Section 17.20.050 Standards for Transportation Improvements and the addition of a new section  - Section 17.20.060 (Traffic Impact Analysis) – both of which are set forth in Exhibit E, attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein.

 Read for the First Time this 26th day of September 2011

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

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AYES:  4
NAYS:  0
ABSTAIN:  0
ABSENT: 2          
      Arthur Babitz, Mayor


ATTEST:


     
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder Approved as to form:


     
Daniel Kearns, City Attorney