Home Back Issues September 2013 Oregon land use law turns 40

Oregon land use law turns 40

| Print |  Email
Articles - September 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Article Index
Oregon land use law turns 40
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4

As state land-use law celebrates its 40th birthday, the closest thing to a consensus in Oregon’s business community — which encompasses enough industries to represent a spectrum of supporters and detractors — may be that there’s a better system in place today precisely because of the challenges and changes that have occurred, be it at the ballot box, in the legislature or in the marketplace. The journey of Oregon’s land-use system is the search for a happy medium: between planning goals and market realities, between state-dictated outcomes and local jurisdictions’ desires, between smart transit-oriented growth in the Willamette Valley and reversing the decline of small rural enclaves. If land-use law forces unwanted change upon those living along growth boundaries, it also creates options.

Back at Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Robert Gross may lament that within a
decade the company’s namesake vineyard will likely give way to a subdivision. But the winery has already purchased new land on the north edge of nearby Chehalem Mountain, one that might yield better pinots than before. “It’s a terrific site,” he says, “and we’re already looking for more.”

0913 LandFutures Timeline

 



 

More Articles

Woman of Steel

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Tamara Lundgren tackles the challenges—without getting trampled.


Read more...

Knight Vision

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?


Read more...

College Conundrum

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

University and college tuition fees have been rising for more than a decade, while state funds for higher education have steadily declined.


Read more...

A Recipe for Success

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Two businesswomen, two iconic food brands and one food-obsessed city. We thought this sounded like a recipe for good conversation. So in late August, Oregon Business sat down with Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, to discuss their rapidly expanding businesses and Oregon’s trendsetting food scene.


Read more...

Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


Read more...

The 100 Best Companies survey is open

News
Friday, October 24, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1How does your workplace stack up against competitors? How can you improve workplace practices to help recruit and retain employees? Find out by taking our 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey!


Read more...

Downtime

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

I'm not very interesting,” says a modest Ray Di Carlo, CEO and executive producer of Bent Image Labs, an animation and visual effects studio.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS