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Public Notice: PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

April 25, 2023

On May 9, 2023, 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 item:

PLANNING ACTION:     PA-T2-2023-00042

SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Clear Creek Dr. Parcel 7 – 391E09AB TL 6700 & 391E09AA TL 6200

OWNER:                          Jacobs on behalf of Union Pacific Railroad

APPLICANT:                   City of Ashland

DESCRIPTION:              A request to modify a condition of approval and change a deed restriction that was required in a 1999 planning approval (PA 99-048), amended in 2016 (PA-2006-00684), and recorded on the vacant 20-acre site owned by Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR).  The deed restriction required that the 20-acre site meets Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) cleanup standards applicable to a “single residential property” before further land divisions or development occurs. The proposed revision to the deed restriction clarifies the site be cleaned to an “urban residential standard” to enable future development consistent with the E-1 zoning of the property including commercial, employment, and ground floor residential within mixed-use and apartment buildings.  The modified condition would stipulate the deed restriction would be removed from the property upon the City receiving written documentation from the Department of Environmental Quality demonstrating compliance with these standards. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION:  Employment; ZONING: E-1; ASSESSOR’S MAP #: 391E09AB & 391E09AA; TAX LOT: 6700 & 6200

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://www.ashland.or.us/Agendas.asp?SectionID=0&CCBID=198 .

Those wishing to submit written comments can do so by sending an e-mail to PC-public-testimony@ashland.or.us with the subject line “May 9 Hearing Testimony” by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.  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 electronic meeting, please send an email to PC-public-testimony@ashland.or.us  by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.  Please provide the following information: 1) make the subject line of the email “May 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: https://www.ashland.or.us/Agendas.asp?SectionID=0&CCBID=198.

By the order of Brandon Goldman, Interim 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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