The following information was used to prepare the Westside Area Concept Plan Report (December 29, 2017). To start from the beginning, please go to the bottom of the page.
Draft Westside Area Concept Plan (October 4, 2017)
Building upon work completed between August of 2016 and September of 2017, the Technical and Project Advisory Committees discussed the draft concept plan at their meetings on October 11th, 2017, including the following components:
In addition the committees briefly reviewed potential amendments to the Hood River Zoning Ordinance that were drafted by the project team to implement the Hood River Westside Area Concept Plan. Some of these amendments could be applied citywide consistent with recommendations of the City's 2015 Housing Strategy. The draft amendments are described generally in the following Code Concepts Memorandum, and in detailed underline/strikeout text within the code chapters below.
Project Advisory Committee Materials
PAC meeting #7 - 10/11/2017
PAC meeting #6 - 8/16/2017 from 6pm to 9pm
PAC Meeting #5 - 6/28/2017 from 6pm to 8:30PM
PAC Meeting #4 - 4/26/2017 from 6pm to 9:15pm
PAC Meeting #3 - 2/22/2017 from 6pm to 8pm (RESCHEDULED from 2/15)
PAC Meeting #2 - 11/2/2016 from 6pm to 8pm
PAC Meeting #1 - 10/5/2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Technical Advisory Committee Materials
TAC Meeting #7 - 10/11/2017
TAC Meeting #6 - 8/16/2017 from 2pm to 4pm
TAC Meeting #5 - 6/28/2017 from 3pm to 5PM
TAC Meeting #4 - 4/26/2017 from 2pm to 5pm
TAC Meeting #3 - 2/22/2016 from 3pm to 5pm (RESCHEDULED from 2/15)
TAC Meeting #2 - 11/2/2016 from 3pm to 5pm
TAC Meeting #1 - 10/5/2016 from 3pm to 5pm
Open House Materials
Technical Advisory Committee Members
Kevin Liburdy, City Planning Dept. (PMT)
John Roberts, Director, Hood River County Community Development Dept. (PMT)
Gail Curtis, ODOT, Transportation and Growth Management Program (PMT)
Joel Madsen, Executive Director, Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation
Saundra Buchanan (CFO) and Don Benefield (Operations Director), Hood River County School District
Julie Stephens, Interim Director and Patty Fink, Director, Columbia Area Transit
Mark Hickok, Director, Hood River Valley Parks District
Scott Edelman, Central Oregon Regional Representative, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
Kim Travis, North Central Regional Solutions Team, Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services
Avi Tayar, P.E., ODOT Region 1
Mark Lago, Director, City Public Works and Engineering Dept.
Mikel Diwan, Director, County Public Works and Engineering Dept., or Don Wiley, County Engineer
Cindy Walbridge and Jennifer Kaden, City Planning Dept.
Steve Wheeler, City Manager
Kip Miller and Leonard Damian, City Fire Dept.
Neal Holste, City Police Dept.
* PMT = Project Management Team
The volunteer Project Advisory Committee (PAC) included property owners in the study area, representatives of local advocacy groups, the City of Hood River and other interested parties.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was made up of local and state agency representatives who provided guidance on the project too, particularly in regard to legal requirements, planning and engineering analyses, inter-jurisdictional coordination and similar technical issues.
Originally scheduled to meet five times during the course of the project to provide guidance to the project team, a total of seven PAC and TAC meetings were held.
The public was welcome to attend PAC and TAC meetings, and time was reserved for public comments at PAC meetings.
Angelo Planning Group, Land Use & Project Management
Walker Macy, Urban Design
DKS Associates, Transportation
ECONorthwest, Economics and Housing
David Evans Associates, Infrastructure
The Hood River Westside Area Concept Plan Report was prepared through a partnership between the City of Hood River, Hood River County and the State of Oregon Transportation and Growth Management program.