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Public Notice: Public Hearing Notice

June 20, 2024

Notice is hereby given that on July 9, 2024, the Ashland Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 East Main Street for the following items:

PLANNING ACTION:                PA-APPEAL-2024-00019, an appeal of PA-T1-2024-00233

SUBJECT PROPERTY:              1250 Ashland Street (SOU Science Building)

OWNER:                                  Southern Oregon University

APPLICANT/APPELLANT:        Verizon Wireless

DESCRIPTION:                           The Planning Commission will consider an appeal of the Staff Advisor’s denial of a request for a Site Design Review Permit to install wireless communication facilities (antennas and associated equipment) on the roof of the Science Building at 1250 Ashland Street on the Southern Oregon University Campus. The application also includes a request for a Conditional Use Permit because with the installation of panels proposed to screen the wireless communication facility installation, the building height will exceed 40 feet.  (The proposal is the same as one previously approved by the city in PA-2017-01486 but which subsequently expired, and the applicant proposes to comply with the conditions of the prior approval.) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Southern Oregon University District; ZONING: SO; ASSESSOR’S MAP:  39 1E 15BB; TAX LOT #: 100

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PLANNING ACTION:    PA-T3-2024-00009               

SUBJECT PROPERTY:  2228 East Main Street

APPLICANT/OWNER:  Ashland Parks & Recreation/City of Ashland

DESCRIPTION:                         A request to annex the 6.51-acre property at 2228 East Main Street and the adjacent 0.97 acres of East Main Street right-of-way into the City of Ashland with Suburban Residential (R-1-3.5) zoning.  The application also includes a request for Site Design Review approval to develop the annexed property as a new public park to include restrooms, a bike park with pump track & skills course, fenced dog park, play area, and a community garden. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Suburban Residential; ZONING: Existing – RR-5 (County); Proposed – R-1-3.5 (City); ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 11CB; TAX LOT #’s: 200

The public hearing will be televised on local channel 9 or channels 180 and 181 for Charter Communications customers or will also be available live stream by going to rvtv.sou.edu  and selecting RVTV Prime. The meeting agenda and information about how to testify and submit written comments will be posted on the City of Ashland web site here https://ashlandor.portal.civicclerk.com/event/206/files

Those wishing to submit written comments can do so by sending an e-mail to PC-public-testimony@ashlandoregon.gov with the subject line “July 9, 2024 Hearing Testimony” by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.  Written testimony received by this deadline will be available for Planning Commissioners to review before the hearing and will be included in the meeting minutes.

Oral testimony will also be taken during the electronic public hearing via Zoom as well. If you wish to provide oral testimony during the hybrid meeting, please send an email to PC-public-testimony@ashlandoregon.gov  by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.  Please provide the following information: 1) make the subject line of the email “July 9 Speaker Request”, 2) include your name, 3) the agenda item on which you wish to speak, 4) specify if you will be participating by computer or telephone, and 5) the name you will use if participating by computer or the telephone number you will use if participating by telephone.  The Zoom meeting link will be posted on the Planning Commission agenda available on-line prior to the meeting at:

By the order of Brandon Goldman, Community Development Director In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s office at (541) 488-6002 (TTY phone number 1-800-735-2900). Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the city to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I).            

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