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 land use permit, such as a homesite approval, only to find that their property was […]
We begin all planning projects with a feasibility. A feasibility is a type of research that is performed to determine what the best land use and planning options are for a parcel. Based on the information collected, such as Areas of Special Concern (wildlife habitat), lot legality, overlays, soils, etc., we can determine the application […]
Overlays are the land, air, and water issues that impact specific land uses for a property and can affect the planning application process. Streams, creeks, air traffic, access, and numerous other issues have a direct effect on a where a homesite can be located on a property, or if certain types of land uses will […]
Land use planning consultants are here to help you get through the planning processes with the cities and counties in Oregon. The planners at Richard Stevens & Associates, Inc. are experienced with land use applications and the permitting processes for local jurisdictions. We advise property owners on land use and planning issues, and act as a representative for the […]
Many properties do qualify for a dwelling or other development. With a feasibility, we can find out what is the best use of your land, and whether it qualifies for a homesite or other desired development.
This depends on the zoning of your property. Different zoning districts have different allowed uses and permitted uses. It is always best to begin with a feasibility.
Generally you can as long as both property owners are in agreement, the properties are legal, and you are not developing on a parcel that was too small for development prior to the adjustment. A property line adjustment can help obtain access to a parcel, which is especially helpful if access is the only issue prohibiting development […]
Yes, as long as you can meet minimum parcel size standards and frontage requirements. Each zoning district establishes minimum parcel sizes. For example, a forest resource zone requires a minimum parcel size of 80 acres. A feasibility can help determine if a property division is possible.
Yes, as long as you are located within the Urban Growth Boundary.
Within the Cities, zoning is dependent on the Comprehensive Plan designation for each city. However, the Comprehensive Plan may be changed if you meet locational and other standards. Within the Counties, there are numerous factors to consider, but it can be done.