Woodstock Neighborhood Association’s Land Use Committee (LUC) plays a vital role in our community. One of its responsibilities is to keep an eye on the shape of local developments. The LUC receives Land Use & Zoning notices from the City of Portland, including tree removal or demolition notices, notices of public hearings or land use decisions, and of course land use review.
The Land Use Committee may study development activities or proposed policies that are perceived to have an impact on the “livability” of the Woodstock neighborhood. If an issue is of particular concern, an ad hoc committee may be formed to study it. The Land Use Committee is empowered to take a position and present its findings and recommendations on land use matters in accordance with guidelines laid out in WNA bylaws.
The LUC also provides a way for neighbors to plug into local planning processes. During the City of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan revision process, LUC members studied drafts, maps, and proposed zone designation changes, in order to understand and have input to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability on aspects that might directly affect the future shape of Woodstock. After a four-year update process, the city’s new 2035 Comprehensive Plan was adopted on June 15, 2016.
We welcome neighbors who have an interest in land use issues to join the WNA’s Land Use Committee. LUC meetings are held the Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Woodstock Community Center (SE 43rd @ Knight). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.