Winterbrook prepared the comprehensive plan map and UGB amendment application for the Unitarian Universalists Church in Bend, Oregon.
Winterbrook has prepared successful growth management studies (housing needs and economic opportunities analyses, buildable lands and natural features inventories, land use efficiency and UGB alternatives evaluations, and UGB amendment findings) for communities across Oregon. We apply in-depth understanding of state and regional planning requirements to achieve local planning objectives.
“Wow, I just read thru the full LCDC response and I am elated with their replies to all of the objections. A toast to all of you for your hard work on this project!” Ed Freeman, Sierra Pacific Communities, LLC
“We conclude that LCDC’s interpretation of the rules is plausible, and that LCDC adequately explained both why the UGB amendment was justifiable under those rules and how it applied its own substantial evidence standard of review. Accordingly, we affirm the order under review.” (Zimmerman v. LCDC, 274 Or App 512 (2015))
Winterbrook led a team of consultants to prepare a new Scappoose Economic Opportunities Analysis. With the support of all participating state agencies, Scappoose was able to capitalize on its unique locational advantages and add about 480 industrial acres to its UGB.
This project included a Buildable Lands Inventory, Economic Opportunities Analysis, updates to the city's Comprehensive Plan, and creation of a new Business Park ordinance. The UGB amendments were approved by City and County governing bodies and affirmed by DLCD.
This multi-year project includes inventories, urbanization studies, and an extensive community and tribal outreach program, and will address the demanding requirements of Oregon's statewide planning program and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act.