Neighbors in the Glenmorrie Neighborhood have filed an appeal in objection to a city staff decision that approved a Resource Protection District delineation and construction of a 4,400-square-foot single family dwelling on an encumbered lot at 16364 Ivy Lane. The approved request also included a 15-foot reduction to the 30-foot rear yard setback and the removal of five trees.
The city’s Development Review Commission will hold a public hearing on the matter at 7 p.m.Monday, Oct. 19, in City Council Chambers at City Hall. All residents are encouraged to attend.
During a cordial meeting between neighbors and the homebuilder, Geritz Custom Homes, last week, the builder answered questions from about 20 attendees and repeatedly claimed that plans are within the city’s parameters. Some of the neighbors’ concerns included the size and scale of the home, maintenance of the private roads that provide access to the home and others nearby, and the impact that the home could have on the adjacent ravine.
A larger concern was the city’s relatively subtle notice to nearby residents about the staff approval. A sign was initially posted at the site and some mailings reportedly went out, though many neighbors at the meeting last week expressed concern that the notice never arrived or came too late for them to respond appropriately.
Nearby residents should have received notice of the upcoming hearing in their mailboxes this week. (I received one addressed to me and one addressed to my wife on Thursday.) A sign has also been posted near the site. (See the photo above.)
For more information about this proposed project, contact Johanna Hastay, an associate planner with the city of Lake Oswego, at 503-635-0290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.