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Public Notice: PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

October 24, 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Ashland Planning Commission will meet to conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14th at the Ashland City Council Chambers (1175 E. Main St.) to consider PA-T3-2023-00006 which involves ordinance amendments to the Ashland Municipal Code (AMC) to implement requirements of the Climate-Friendly & Equitable Communities (CFEC) rules contained in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) OAR 660-012-0400 through 0450 with regard to parking.  These ordinance amendments involve AMC sections 18.2.2 “Base Zones & Allowed Uses”, 18.2.3 “Special Use Standards”, 18.3.14 “Transit Triangle Overlay”, 18.3.2 “Croman Mill District”, 18.3.4 “Normal Neighborhood District”, 18.3.5 “North Mountain Neighborhood District”, 18.3.9 “Performance Standards Option & PSO Overlay”, 18.4.2 “Building Placement, Orientation & Design”, 18.4.3 “Parking, Access & Circulation”, 18.4.4 “Landscaping, Lighting & Screening”, 18.4.6 “Public Facilities”, 18.5.2 “Site Design Review”, 18.5.3 “Land Divisions & Property Line Adjustments”, 18.5.4 “Conditional Use Permits”, 18.5.5 “Variances”, and 18.5.6 “Modifications to Approved Planning Actions”.  

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.

A copy of the application, including all documents, evidence and applicable criteria relied upon by the applicant is available on-line at http://www.ashland.or.us/climatefriendly.  Copies of application materials will be provided at reasonable cost, if requested.  A copy of the staff report will be available on-line at http://www.ashland.or.us/PCpackets seven days prior to the Planning Commission hearing.  Alternative arrangements for reviewing the application can be made by contacting (541) 488-5305 or planning@ashland.or.us.      

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 “November 14 Hearing Testimony” by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 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 via Zoom during the in-person public hearing. If you wish to provide oral testimony via Zoom during the hearing, send an email to PC-public-testimony@ashland.or.us by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2023.  In order to provide testimony at the public hearing, please provide the following information: 1) make the subject line of the email “November 14th Speaker Request”, 2) include your name, 3) the agenda item on which you wish to speak on, 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.

By the order of Brandon Goldman, Community Development Director In compliance with the American 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).  If you have questions or comments concerning this request, please contact Planning Manager Derek Severson, the staff planner assigned to this application, at 541-552-2040 or

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