Projects Open For Public Comment

Notice of Upcoming Public Hearing: Request to change windows on existing building – 214 S. 7th St.

Proposed Project: On July 15th, 2024 (at 5:30 pm), the city of Independence Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal to alter the home at 214 S. 7th Street. The applicant proposes to replace the existing wood windows on the building with new windows made of a wooden composite material.
The home was constructed around 1904, according to historic inventories of properties in the city, and is considered a Primary Contributing Structure in the Independence Historic District.

Date, Time and Location of Public Hearing: The meeting will occur on July 15th, 2024 (at 5:30 pm) at the Independence Civic Center (555 S. Main Street, Independence, OR). The meeting location will be accessible to people with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities, should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to Karin Johnson, city recorder, at (503) 838-1212. Requests for Spanish translation can also be made.

Submittal of Testimony: To provide comments in advance of the public hearing, please email them to the city at planningcomments@ci.independence.or.us, no later than 3:00 pm on the meeting date. Email testimony will become part of the meeting record. Opportunities to present testimony will also be offered during the hearing.

Appeal Process: Individuals who would like to reserve their right to appeal should comment or submit a letter, along with any concerns related to the application, by the close of the public hearing. Failure to raise an issue in person or by letter, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the decision-maker the opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes the ability to raise the issue at a subsequent time on appeal before the Independence city council or before the Land Use Board of Appeals.
Any appeals of the decision must be filed with the Planning Department within 12 days of the final decision date.

Staff Contact: For further information, please contact Fred Evander, community planner, at the Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main Street, Independence, OR 97351, (503) 837-1168, or fevander@ci.independence.or.us.

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Notice of Upcoming Public Hearing: Request to change windows, reestablish a front pourch and add a bay window to the front of  – 138 S. 3rd St

Proposed Project: On July 15th, 2024 (at 5:30 pm), the city of Independence Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal to alter the historic home at 138 S. 3rd Street. The applicant proposes to replace the
existing wood windows, reestablish the front porch, and add a bay window to the front of the structure.
The home was constructed around 1890, according to historic inventories of properties in the city, and is considered a Primary Contributing Structure in the Independence Historic District. 

Date, Time and Location of Public Hearing: The meeting will occur on July 15th, 2024 (at 5:30 pm) at the Independence Civic Center (555 S. Main Street, Independence, OR). The meeting location will be accessible to
people with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities, should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to Karin Johnson, city recorder, at (503) 838-1212. Requests for Spanish translation can also be made.

Submittal of Testimony: To provide comments in advance of the public hearing, please email them to the city at planningcomments@ci.independence.or.us, no later than 3:00 pm on the meeting date. Email testimony will become part of the meeting record. Opportunities to present testimony will also be offered during the hearing.

Appeal Process: Individuals who would like to reserve their right to appeal should comment or submit a letter, along with any concerns related to the application, by the close of the public hearing. Failure to raise an issue in person or by letter, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the decision-maker the opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes the ability to raise the issue at a subsequent time on appeal before the Independence city council or before the Land Use Board of Appeals.
Any appeals of the decision must be filed with the Planning Department within 12 days of the final decision date.

Staff Contact: For further information, please contact Fred Evander, community planner, at the Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main Street, Independence, OR 97351, (503) 837-1168, or fevander@ci.independence.or.us.

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Proposed Project: The City of Independence has received an application from Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley to divide each of the five lots approved as part of SUB 2024-01 into two lots. The proposed division is meant to allow individual ownership of each half of the duplexes that were approved as part of the subdivision (SUB 2024-01). The proposed application is not anticipated to increase the number of housing units in the subdivision or alter the appearance of the previous approval in any way. The proposal is sought under ORS 92.031, a state law approved in 2021, which allows the division of land where duplexes have been approved, so long as certain criteria are meant.

Project Location: The 0.74-acre lot at 940 S. 7th Street (also known as Tax lot 700 on Map 8.4.29DA

Time and Place of Public Hearing: No public hearing will be held for the request. Staff will make a decision on the proposal sometime after July 8th (or at least 14 days from the date of this notice).

Submittal of Testimony: Anyone interested in providing comments may offer the testimony up to 5:00 pm on
July 8th. To provide comments, please mail them to Fred Evander at the address below or email them to PlanningComments@ci.independence.or.us.

Appeal Process: Individuals that would like to reserve their right to appeal the decision should comment or submit a letter, along with any concerns related to the application, by the close of the public comment period. Failure to raise an issue in person or by letter, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the decisionmaker the opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes the ability to raise the issue at a subsequent
time on appeal. Appeals of the decision are required to be filed with the Planning Department within 14 days of the final decision date and must be based on the provisions of ORS 197.375.

Staff Contact: For further information, please contact Fred Evander, Community Planner, at the Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main Street, Independence, OR 97351, (503) 837-1168, or fevander@ci.independence.or.us.

 

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Projects Not Open to Public Comment

Station 203 (SDR 2021-01, CA 2021-07) – 203 Monmouth Street – Site Design Review and Certificate of Historic Appropriateness Approved.

New Elks Building (SDR 2021-01, CU 2021-02) – Osprey Lane – Planning Commission Approved on October 4, 2021. Project approval expired. 

478 S. Main Mixed-Use Building (SDR 2022-02, CA 2020-08) – 478 S. Main Street – Historic Preservation Commission Approved on October 17, 2022. Staff approved Site Design Review on October 19, 2022. Engineering and Building Submittal.

Brandy Meadows Phases 2 – 4 (SUB 2019-01) – Chestnut Avenue, West of 10th – Preliminary Subdivision Approved.

  • Phases 3 and 4 (32 Lots) – Public Improvements Installed. Final Plat Signed. Home Construction Ongoing.

Becken Road Subdivision (SUB 2019-02) – 219 Becken Road (Between 746 Maple and 820 Maple Street) – 6 Lots – Preliminary Subdivision Approved. Engineering Approved and Improvements Installed. Plat Signed.

Spies Independence Subdivision (SUB 2020-01) – 940 S. 7th Street – 5 Duplex Lots – Preliminary Subdivision Approved.

Southwest Crossing Subdivision (SUB 2021-01) – 5995 13th Street S – 67 Lots – Preliminary Subdivision Approved.

510 S. 7th Street Subdivision (SUB 2022-01) – 510 S. 7th Street – 5 Lots – Preliminary Subdivision Approved.
If you have any questions about any of these projects, please contact Fred Evander, Community Planner at (503) 837-1168.