Thursday, November 10, 2016

Oakland Multi-Use Path Strategy Project Kicks-Off!

With the recent adoptions of both the Oakland Local Street Network Plan and Oakland Development Code, the City is ready to move forward with its latest project: A Multi-Use Path Strategy (MPS).

The MPS is a state funded study of the feasibility of a multi-use off-street path in Oakland, including considerations around access, engineering, natural resource protection, cost and other hurdles for making a dedicated path possible. Oakland has some opportunities that are very unique (including the publicly owned Ash Creek Right-of-Way and the land just south of Calapooya Creek recently acquired by the City ). 

The project will result in a Plan/Report documenting the challenges and opportunities associated with a Multi-Use Path in Oakland, as well as priorities for moving the concept(s) forward. 

The project will involve public open houses and numerous work sessions with a "Project Advisory Committee" made up of Oakland residents, public officials and other partner agency representatives. Those interested can follow progress on this website (including viewing project materials on the Multi-Use Path Files page).  

A project flyer has been developed to provide a succinct overview of the Multi-Use Path project (including benefits, schedule, and contacts).  Below is a map showing some of the preliminary path concepts.



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Oakland City Council Unanimously Adopts Oakland Development Code and Oakland Local Street Network Plan

At their November 1, 2016 meeting, the Oakland City Council unanimously passed motions to adopt Ordinances 567 and 568, adopting the Oakland Local Street Network Plan (LSP) and the Oakland Development Code.


A hard copy of both the LSP and the Development Code are available for review at City Hall. Linked here are the final versions of both documents:

Oakland Development Code

Oakland Local Street Network Plan (LSP) 

A special thanks to all who participated in this process!

Next Step: Investigating a Multi-Use Path for the City of Oakland

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Planning Commission Unanimously Recommends that the Oakland City Council Approve the Oakland Development Code and Local Street Network Plan at the Council's November 1, 2016 Meeting

On Monday, September 19th, 2016, the City of Oakland Planning Commission held hearings to consider a recommendation for approval of the Oakland Development Code and Local Street Network Plan to the Oakland City Council.  The Commission recommended approval of both documents.

The public are welcome and encouraged to attend the City Council hearings to consider final adoption of both documents.

Drafts of all supporting documents can be obtained on this website (below) or by request at Oakland City Hall.

Background on both of these documents is available on this site by following (clicking on) links (in blue) on this page.

Please be in touch with any project questions: Jacob Callister, jcallister@lcog.org, 541-682-4114


Summary Memorandum presented to City Council and Planning Commission at Worksession


Draft Oakland Development Code (without comments and no tracked changes)

Local Street Plan documents can be reviewed here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Planning Commission Hearing on Local Street Network Plan and Oakland Development Code -- September 19th, 2016

On Monday, September 19th, 2016, the City of Oakland Planning Commission will hold a hearing at their regularly scheduled meeting. The hearing will be to consider and provide a recommendation to the City Council on the City's recently drafted Local Street Network Plan as well as the City's recently completed Development Code.

The public are welcome and encouraged to attend. Drafts of all supporting documents can be obtained on this website (below) or by request at Oakland City Hall.

Background on both of these documents is available on this site by following (clicking on) links (in blue) on this page.

Please be in touch with any project questions: Jacob Callister, jcallister@lcog.org, 541-682-4114

Summary Memorandum presented to City Council and Planning Commission at Worksession

The City's Local Street Network Plan is proposed to be adopted during the same adoption process as the Code and Plan Amendments. Local Street Plan documents can be reviewed here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

First Draft of the Oakland Development Code Completed for Initial Review

Lane Council of Governments staff, and Oakland Local Street Network and Oakland Code Assistance Project Lead, Jacob Callister, has completed and submitted the first draft of the Oakland Development Code. The "development code" accomplishes several important things:
  • Appropriately combines numerous Oakland regulatory "ordinances" relating development (Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Flood Protection Ordinance, Historic District Ordinance). 
  • Eliminates redundancies and contradictions between existing ordinances.   
  • Incorporates changes to street design standards and other transportation related developed and proposed through the Oakland Local Street Network Plan (2014).
  • Augments existing regulatory provisions with useful (and in many cases, missing) code provisions from a Model Code Developed for use in small cities.
The proposed development code will first be reviewed and evaluated by the "Project Management Team"  including Oakland staff, Mayor Keehley, ODOT, DLCD staff, and LCOG staff. After initial adjustments are made a 2nd draft will be presented to the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and the City Council at a joint work session. This meeting will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016.

Public review will be possible through feedback on this site, to Mayor Keehley (beete@kehhley.com), Lead Staff Jacob Callister (jcallister@lcog.org), and at public meetings, including a public Open House in the Fall.

Draft Materials:
Item Summary Memorandum 


The City's Local Street Network Plan is proposed to be adopted during the same adoption process as the Code and Plan Amendments. Local Street Plan documents can be reviewed here.

Monday, March 21, 2016

City Council to Review Action Plan for Code Amendments in April


The Oakland City Council will be reviewing a Draft Final Action Plan for the next phase (Phase 2) of the City's current Code Amendment process. The proposed changes contained within the Final Action Plan are not set in stone until adopted by the City Council. Adoption of code amendments will not happen until late summer or early fall, 2016. The Final Action Plan serves as an outline for the code amendments that will be considered by the City Council.  The amendments contained within the Final Action Plan have been presented (and made available) to Staff, Planning Commissioners, the City Council and the public. The City Council will be reviewing the final draft of the Action Plan and deciding whether to endorse it with a resolution of support.
A copy of the Final Action Plan and the associated materials that the City Council will review can be viewed or downloaded here.  Document Exhibits are available here.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Winter and Spring, 2016: Proposed Changes to Oakland Development Ordinances

On Monday, February 29th, from 4 pm till 6 pm at Oakland City Hall, the City will host an Open House to present, for public review and feedback, proposed updates to the City's Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. 

The changes have three primary focuses:
  1. Combining the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances into a more typical and efficient "Development Code."
  2. Incorporating key language regarding bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  3. Incorporating a number of inconsistencies or housekeeping items that have been identified by staff or Planning Commission over recent years, including the recently completed Local Street Network Plan, and upcoming Multi-Use Path Strategy.
On February 17th, 2016, at 6 pm, the Oakland City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint work session to consider these proposed updates and the Open House will reflect their feedback.

Code Update DRAFT Action Plan (click to view)

Draft Action Plan Exhibits:
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Illustrative Code Mock-Up

As always, questions can be directed to
Jacob Callister, 541-682-4114, jcallister@lcog.org
or;
Terri Long, 541-459-4531, oaklandrecorder@qwestoffice.net