Scenes from Glenmorrie
News and Notes
The city of Lake Oswego will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to offer information and take feedback on the Marylhurst Pump Station Replacement Project.
The open house will be held in the Willow Room at Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, in Lake Oswego.
From a postcard the city sent out to neighbors:
“Design is currently underway to replace the aging and unreliable Marylhurst Sewage Pump Station, located at the north end of Old River Road near Glenmorrie Drive, alongside the Willamette River pathway. Please join us at an open house on January 10, where the project team will share information and gather your feedback on site landscaping and architectural features for the new electrical control building. Boards will display alternate architectural materials, landscaping and hardscaping features proposed for the project. Input and feedback received at the open house will enable the team to refine the final design before submitting a land-use application. Design and permitting are expected to continue through summer 2018; construction is anticipated to start in fall 2018.
For more information, visit www.lakeoswego.city/publicworks/marylhurstpump-station or call 503-635-0273.”
In May, the city attended a meeting of the Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association to explain the project and gather some initial feedback. Team members gave a presentation, the slides from which can be viewed here. They include the following two images: a site concept and also a very preliminary rendering of the location.
With short-term home and room rental websites like Airbnb and others gaining popularity in recent years, some residents in the Glenmorrie Neighborhood and across Lake Oswego have grown concerned with the lax enforcement efforts of the city’s existing ban on such rentals. (Rentals of fewer than 30 days are currently prohibited within the city limits.)
For an update on recent happenings on the issue, see below. The first piece is an email from Sarah Selden, a senior planner with the city, after a June 20, 2017, city council session on the topic:
Dear Interested Parties:
The City Council held a study session on June 20, 2017 to further consider whether it wanted to develop regulations that would allow short-term rentals in residential zones. The Council directed staff to maintain the existing regulations, which prohibit short-term rentals in those zones. They also directed staff to develop a plan for active code enforcement of short-term rentals, rather than following the complaint-based approach that is current practice for enforcing code violations. The staff report and video of this Council meeting can be viewed here.
Staff will report on the code enforcement plan at the Council’s July 18 meeting.
This planning project, PP 17-0004, is discontinued. No further work sessions will be held by the Planning Commission.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Sarah Selden | Senior Planner
The second bit of information is a link to a story in the Lake Oswego Review from July 20, 2017, which gave an overview of the city’s proposed plan for enforcing the ban on short-term rentals.
For more information on the issue, residents can contact the Lake Oswego Planning Department.
Engineering firm Theta LLC will host a required neighborhood meeting for a proposed six-lot subdivision at 1107 Yates Street.
The meeting, set for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at the location of the proposed development, will offer neighbors and others in the community to learn more about the proposal.
That proposal, and a counter effort to head off the development and instead preserve the property, was the topic of a story in the Lake Oswego Review back in December 2016. Neighbors in the area have been working to create a natural park called the Hallinan Nature Park, which would include the property and the surrounding Hallinan Woods.
The map below shows the property’s location.
Tahran Architecture & Planning LLC is hosting a required neighborhood meeting for a proposed 2 Lot Minor Partition at 16755 Pacific Highway (just north of Cherry Lane). The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St. in Lake Oswego.
The meeting will be an informational one on preliminary development plans for the property, which will likely include several new single-family homes.
The Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association will hold an annual meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Hallinan Elementary School. The meeting will be held immediately following the Glenmorrie Water Cooperative’s meeting, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. The Glenmorrie Water Cooperative’s meeting should run between 45 minutes and one hour.
Potential agenda items for the GNA:
Marylhurst University is submitting an application for a land partition for some of its property at the university’s current campus. A required meeting with the neighborhood has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Old Library Room of the BP John Administrative Building at Marylhurst.
According to William Rasmussen, a partner with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, the firm preparing the partition for Marylhurst, there are no current plans for new construction on the campus. The university, he said in an email, is for the university to “have its options open in the future.”