Citizen Advisory Committee

The next two meetings are scheduled for September 26, 2013 and December 19, 2013. Thanks to each of you for all of your hard work over the last three years!

2035 Vision for Inspiring Spaces & Places

 

Inspiring Spaces and Places icon

Our architecture and natural setting inspire people to live here. Development respects the physical environment and meets the highest quality of community design to preserve and foster the distinctive character and beauty of this special place.

The Inspiring Spaces & Places action area addresses community design, aesthetics, urban form, and the Urban Growth Boundary. It updates the existing Comprehensive Plan’s Goal 2.1 & Goal 2.2 (click on the links for a PDF of the existing Goals and Policies) (it will open in a new window).

 

What Have We Done So Far?
Click here to see more details and documentation of what has happened so far with this action area!

Each Action Area’s Goals and Polices go through a series of steps involving public involvement and comment, various review processes by different commissions and councils, and lastly, approval by the City Council. The graphic below shows where this action area is in the process.

 

Timeline for Inspiring Spaces & Places Progress

Action Area Overview

 

Note: the Citizen Advisory Committee moved the urbanization and annexation topics to the Community Health & Public Safety Action Area following the summit.

What We’ve Heard

Based on the values and aspiration of Lake Oswegans, the 2035 Community Vision provides the framework for updated goals and policies. The 2010 We Love Lake Oswego community survey gathered input from 823 citizens to develop the vision. Here’s what we hear about inspiring spaces & places (to read additional citizen input on this action area, click here):

  • 87% agreed that “Our built environment and natural setting inspire people to live here. The City is a regional leader, making conscientious decisions that protect our quality of life and unique place in the region. Development respects the physical environment and meets the highest quality of community design to maintain the distinctive character and beauty of this special place.”
  • 69% said they choose Lake Oswego for its “small town feel” and 65% for its “scenic beauty.”
  • 70% said that “connections to the lake, river, and hiking trails” is the most important aspect of the City’s public spaces that should be maintained and improved.

Citizens have also indicated that streetscapes (paving, benches, plants, etc.) and architectural quality are important ways to improve public spaces, provide a sense of privacy, comfort and to develop a unique sense of place.

Image of Sundeleaf Plaza

More background on this action area:

Background: Overview | Full Report

 

 

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