Upcoming Building Code Standards for Lake Oswego . . . and how this might impact the Westridge Neighborhood, will be presented at a public hearing at the Tuesday March 3 City Council meeting which begins at 6:30pm at City Hall.
Your local government (specifically the staff at the Planning Department – many of whom are not residents of Lake Oswego) have proposed legislative amendments to sections in the Community Development Code pertaining to nonconforming structures and adjustments, alternatives and variances intended to update, streamline and simplify these code sections so they are easier to understand and administer. Upon hearing testimony, the City Council will probably vote on these issues at the next City Council meeting.
Our character of our neighborhoods are now subject to change due to these variances, specifically the means to increase population density in Lake Oswego. An example of this new variance is now being presented by Eslinger Homes which is representing the property owners at 17430 Kelok Rd. who want to want to make a ‘minor’ partition change on a legal lot of record. The proposal is asking for a result in two legal lots of record. This will discussed at a meeting at the West End Bldg on Kruse Way at 6:00pm on Monday, March 16.
These events should be cause for concern for our community since it will have an impact on the city.