Category Archives: Land Use Board of Appeals

Oregon port’s expansion onto farmland hits roadblock

The planned expansion of Oregon’s Port of Morrow onto 90 acres of farmland has hit a roadblock after a key rezoning decision was overturned. Source: Oregon port’s expansion onto farmland hits roadblock | Oregon |

Crawfordsville landowners appeal LUBA ruling

The owners of 108 acres near Crawfordsville have appealed a decision by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that overturns county approval for rezoning the property from farm/forest to non-resource 5 acre minimum sites and would negate a potential housing development .In August, the Linn County Planning Commission and Linn County Board of Commissioners […]
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Ruling overturns rezone of rural Oregon property | Oregon |

An Oregon land use board has reversed a county zoning decision that allowed a 108-acre farm and forest property to be split into smaller parcels. The property near Crawfordsville, Ore., is mostly located in big game habitat that can’t legally be switched from a “farm forest” zone to a “non-resource” zone that permits 5-acre tracts, […]
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Two solar projects in Oregon’s Lake County blocked

Farmers opposed to two solar facilities totaling 640 acres in Oregon’s Lake County have convinced a state land use board to block the proposals. Source: Two solar projects in Oregon’s Lake County blocked

Allegations against Oregon county’s bridge project ruled plausible

A bridge construction project in Oregon’s Yamhill County will remain halted after a state land use board determined it may be unlawful and irreparably harm farmers and wetlands. Opponents of the bridge project along a proposed 3-mile recreational trail have plausibly alleged Yamhill County approved it in violation of zoning ordinances, according to Oregon’s Land […]
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Oregon county ordered to stop work on controversial trail project

Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals has ordered Yamhill County to stop building a bridge that’s part of a controversial recreational trail opposed by local farmers. Last year, LUBA blocked the county’s approval of a 2.8-mile portion of the trail, ruling that the local government must analyze the project’s impacts on agriculture more rigorously. Source: […]
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Ruling could upend Eugene’s land-use regulation

Hundreds of residential and commercial properties could be free of additional development regulations imposed by the city of Eugene under a land-use case headed to a key court hearing next week. In late October, the state Land Use Board of Appeals ruled that regulations under the city’s site review overlay zone do not apply to […]
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From Vapegate to LUBA

2019 wasn’t short on marijuana drama. Believe it or not, there was some news in 2019 not totally related to the Oval Office. The U.S. Congress (excluding the do-nothing Senate), the Deschutes County Commission and the Oregon state legislature had a busy 364.5 days when it came to crafting, fighting or violating marijuana policy. Source: From […]
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State Land Use Board Dismisses First Aurora Airport Appeal by Friends of French Prairie

The Oregon State Land Use Board of Appeals, commonly known as LUBA, has dismissed the first appeal by Friends of French Prairie concerning the Aurora State Airport and the approval process surrounding its 2012 master plan and proposed runway extension. This appeal centered on an April 24 letter by Oregon Department of Aviation Director Betty […]
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Landing in the courts: Corvallis has four development cases under appeal

A long spring and summer of controversial land-use decisions in Corvallis has now entered a fall and winter of appeals, one that seems likely to extend for a few more seasons. Or perhaps longer. The city has four land-use cases currently under court review. One, a challenge to a 2016 state law that limits voter-approved […]
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