Another RPS Update for Jackson County

RPS Tentative Public Hearing Now is the time for anyone that wants to comment on RPS (Regional Problem Solving) to LCDC (Land Conservation and Development Commission). LCDC is tentatively scheduled to have their public hearing on RPS from November 14-16… [Read More]

The Importance of Lot Legality

If you own property, and you have a land use goal you would like to pursue through Jackson County, you will go through a lot legality review. It is not uncommon for a property owner to apply for a County… [Read More]

Resource Districts

In our last blog, we focused on Jackson County zoning districts, and why they exist. Some of the zoning districts in Jackson County are resource districts, which are a little different from all other zoning districts in the County. Resource… [Read More]

Jackson County Zoning Districts

Zoning districts are a vital part of land planning. If there were no zoning districts, there would be no rules to determine what types of residential uses and businesses can exist in specified areas throughout the County. In other words,… [Read More]

RPS and the Medford UGB

RPS and the Medford UGB Amendment On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the City of Medford will be holding an open house to discuss an amendment to the current Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). The purpose of the UGB amendment is to… [Read More]

Nonconforming and Pre-existing Uses in Jackson County

Code Enforcement and Nonconforming Uses If you have recently been contacted by Jackson County Code Enforcement, you may find that the use of your property is nonconforming with the current standards. This may mean that the use was established prior to… [Read More]

Land Use In Jackson County, Oregon

Responsible Land Use Planning promotes responsible use of land-based resources. The Jackson County Planning Division coordinates long-range planning through adherence to Jackson County’s Comprehensive Plan and applies the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) in the review of specific land use proposals. Have… [Read More]

Aggregate Permit in Jackson County, Oregon

Obtaining An Aggregate Permit Aggregate permits are often the most complex and, unfortunately, expensive permits to obtain in Jackson County. All mining, whether for aggregate resources or precious metals, must be reviewed and permitted not only by Jackson County, but… [Read More]

Proving Legal Access To Build A Home

Are you planning to build a home on your land? If you want to build a home, one of the many requirements you will have to meet is proving you have legal access to that home. If your property is outside… [Read More]

An Update On RPS (Regional Problem Solving)

RPS Is Moving Forward It appears RPS is moving forward as planned at the state level.  1000 Friends of Oregon has released their final comments on their concerns for RPS, which are as follows:  Medford, being the largest City in RPS,… [Read More]