Important meetings coming up

The city of Lake Oswego has scheduled several meetings to address topics that could impact residents in the Glenmorrie Neighborhood and other surrounding neighborhoods as well. For further information on any of the following meetings, please contact the city’s  Planning and Building Services department. 

  • A meeting to address a proposed zone change on the Lake Corps Power Station Property, which is located in George Rogers Park. (The property is actually in the Hallinan Neighborhood.) The city would like to change the zinging from R-7.5 (single-family residential) to Park and Natural Area to “achieve consistency with the Comprehensive Plan designation of ‘PNA’ for this property.” The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15,2017, in the city council chamber at city hall.


  • A public hearing before the Development Review Commission is set for 7 p.m., Monday, March 20, at city hall. The hearing will address Mary’ Woods proposal to build an assisted living facility at 17400 Holy Names Drive. (The application has already been “accepted as complete.” The public hearing is a requirement of the development process. More information about Mary’s Woods’ project can be found here.

Mary’s Woods proposes another 48-unit building, hosts meeting Nov. 15

About a year after the city of Lake Oswego approved Mary’s Woods’ plans to expand its campus with nine new buildings and 200 residential units, the retirement and assisted living community is proposing an additional 48-unit building for the campus.

The additional building would be for assisted living and would provide “assisted living services to residents beyond those provided within our apartments and villa homes in our congregate care setting,” according to a letter from Marvin Kaiser, CEO of Mary’s Woods.

If approved, the building would be on the Mary’s Woods campus at 17399 Holy Names Drive.

Mary’s Woods will host a public, informational meeting about the project from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at the Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, 97034.

Anyone who may have questions in advance or who would like to reserve a seat should contact Linda Werthessen, marketing and communications coordinator for Mary’s Woods, at 503-675-2442.

More information about the campus expansion can be found in this earlier post.


A rendering of the expansion planned for Mary’s Woods, without an additional 48-unit assisted living building that has also been proposed. 

Candidates forum this weekend!

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear all of the candidates for Lake Oswego City Council and the Lake Oswego Mayor’s office in a forum organized by the Hallinan Neighborhood and the Glenmorrie Neighborhood this weekend.

The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 9, at Hallinan Elementary School. All the candidates running for local city offices have indicated that they will attend.

Residents and neighbors are encouraged to attend and ask questions during the event. The format will be similar to one used during a forum the neighborhoods hosted in 2014. 

Neighborhood Meeting on New Six-Lot Development

The Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association has received a letter from engineer Bruce Goldson of Theta LLC in regard to a proposed 6-lot subdivision at 1107 Yates St.

Theta is representing the owner of the property, and as per the requirements of LOC Chapter, members of the recognized neighborhood associations and surrounding property owners are invited to a public meeting to find out more about the proposal.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at 1107 Yates St., Lake Oswego, OR, 97034.

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The 2016 Glenmorrie Neighborhood Ivy Pull — April 24!

It’s that time of year again — time for the annual Glenmorrie Neighborhood Ivy Pull!


This year’s neighborhood event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, rain or shine. Neighbors who can lend a hand should meet at one of three locations throughout the neighborhood: at the footbridge along Old River Drive, the lower Glenmorrie Terrace Greenway or at Lilli Lane for miscellaneous clean-up throughout the neighborhood.

Please come prepared with gloves, pruners, and any other that might come in handy.

As always, a neighborhood barbecue will follow immediately after the pulling’s done. The festivities will be at 16795 Old River Road.


Not up for pulling ivy? No worries, just come to the barbecue!

For more information, contact the neighborhood association. Check out last year’s event, too. It was a blast!

Many thanks in advance, especially to Judy Dauble, who’s spearheaded this fun community event for years. See you Sunday!


School District will present at March 16 Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association meeting

The Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the library at Hallinan Elementary School, 16800 Hawthorne Drive in Lake Oswego. All neighborhood residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

In addition to tending to any neighborhood business, the meeting will include a presentation from  Lake Oswego School District administrators and school board representatives, who will share information on the current state of the district’s facilities and current planning process. Following the brief presentation, they will be interested in seeking input and answering questions from association members.


The presentation comes at a time when the LOSD is teeing up a potential bond measure for the November ballot. The bond measure is part of the district’s long-range planning efforts to “address growth, capacity and at least $98 million in deferred maintenance and seismic upgrades,” according to a story in the Lake Oswego Review. 

For more information about the neighborhood association, contact us. 

34-lot Subdivision Proposed Near Marylhurst and Glenmorrie

The city of West Linn has received an application for a 34-lot subdivision called Chene Blanc Estates, which would be built on 6 acres at 18000 Upper Midhill Drive. While not directly in the Glenmorrie Neighborhood, the location is very nearby, as it sits across Highway 43 from Marylhurst University in the Marylhurst community.

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An email about the proposed project from West Linn Associate Planner Peter Spir said the following:

“There is (now) a 30-day period, which started on October 21, for staff to determine the “completeness” of the application. By completeness, we only require that applicants respond to the applicable submittal requirements and approval criteria. (A finding that it is complete is not an endorsement of the application nor does it constitute a substantive analysis of the submittal.) At such time that the application is declared complete (most applications are initially declared incomplete), staff will schedule a hearing date with the Planning Commission, prepare the staff report, and initiate 20-day public notice of the hearing.”

For further information about the project, contact Spir in the West Linn Planning Department.