Location and Hours of Operation

The City of Hood River Planning Department is located in City Hall at 211 2nd Street.  A planner typically is available for walk-in questions from 9:00 a.m. through noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This schedule is necessary to ensure adequate time for staff to focus on land use applications, legislative tasks, building permits and enforcement.

Current Applications

Review the list of current land use applications.

Waterfront Refinement Plan

Learn about the plan.

State Street Urban Renewal Project

Learn about the project.

Fee Schedule

Review current Planning Department fees (effective July 1, 2014).

Application Forms & Documents

Go to the bottom of the Application Forms & Documents page to review the city's Comprehensive Plan, Economic Opportunities Analysis, I-84 Interchange Area Management Plans, Transportation System Plan, Columbia River Waterfront Goal 5 Economic, Social, Environmental and Energy (ESEE) Analysis, and the 2005/2006 community survey.

Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes

Review recent Agendas & Minutes for the City of Hood River Planning Commission.

Starting a Business in Hood River

The Hood River Economic Development Working Group has created Business Siting Guides to walk new and expanding businesses through the processes required to start a business in Hood River County, Cascade Locks, and the City of Hood River.

These guides provide an overview of the potential permitting requirements as well as contact information for all of the relevant departments.  It also contains great information focused on the business support services and programs available for starting or growing a business in the county. Check out the guides on MCEDD's website

Invasive Species

The Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District is working to prevent the spread of noxious weeds in Hood River County including Garlic Mustard, Puncturevine and Giant hogweed and a variety of other invasive species.

Comprehensive Planning for State Parks in the Gorge

Join in the comprehensive planning process for Oregon State Parks in the Columbia River Gorge

Mt. Hood Multimodal Transportation Plan

ODOT, in partnership with the Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas County, Hood River County and FHWA-Western Federal Lands Highway Division, is working on a project to improve safety and enhance travel options around Mt. Hood.  Learn about the project

On Sept. 27, 2013, the MHMTP’s Project Leadership Group (PLG), comprised of decision-makers from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Clackamas County, Hood River County and the Mt. Hood National Forest, approved the list of projects that make up the Plan. The PLG considered input from stakeholders, including more than 2,200 respondents who defined their project priorities in the August 2013 public survey.  Identifying project priorities through the survey helped partners prioritize the MHMTP project list.

Frequently Asked Questions