News and Events

August 10, 2018

Scappoose Airpark Under Construction

With the permitting process under wraps, east side Scappoose Airpark improvements are officially under way! Winterbrook prepared the urban growth boundary amendment required for this project, and we look forward to seeing airport-related industries take off in Scappoose, Oregon.

The project allowed for Portland Community College to locate in Scappoose, with a 20-acre educational parcel also under development.

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Project owner Ed Freeman was happy to tell us the Airpark project “Would not be here today without Winterbrook!”


July 11, 2018

Skyline Replacement Dwelling Approved

Multnomah County approved a Winterbrook-prepared land use application for a replacement dwelling in a forest zone, with significant environmental and scenic zoning overlays. For this project, Winterbrook successfully navigated client, builder, and County requirements to achieve County land use approval for a dream home that will integrate seamlessly with identified wildlife and scenic resources on site.

June 12, 2018

Fairview Meadows Approved

Winterbrook teamed with Leeb Architects to prepare a land use application for a 200-unit mixed-use development in the City of Fairview. The project included applications for Design Review and a Road Rules Variance. The project site included numerous design challenges to integrate terrain, adjacent land uses, and county roadway requirements. The project received unanimous approval by the Fairview Planning Commission on June 12, 2018.

June 11, 2018

Eye Health Northwest Wilsonville Eye Center Approved

Winterbrook teamed with Anderson Dabrowski Architects to prepare a land use application for an Eye Care Center in Wilsonville’s Town Center area. This application included a Stage I Master Plan Revision, Stage II Final Plan Revision, Site Design Review, and a Class 3 Sign Permit. After a series of negotiations with City staff, the project received unanimous approval by Wilsonville’s Development Review Board on June 11, 2018.



May 11, 2018

Proposal Rock Appeal

In 2004, BORA Architects contracted with Winterbrook to prepare a natural resource inventory for South Beach Cove in Neskowin – the primary feature was the coastal wetland shown below.  In 2015, Tillamook County adopted the Neskowin Coastal Hazards Overlay Zone for this area.  A few days before adoption, Seabreeze Associates submitted a woefully incomplete application for a nine-lot subdivision that would have destroyed most of the wetland. Working largely on a pro bono basis, Winterbrook opposed the subdivision based on existing local and state regulations.  Although Tillamook County Board approved the development in 2016,  BORA successfully appealed the County’s decision to LUBA, which reversed the County’s decision.  Winterbrook was gratified to learn the Oregon Court of Appeals recently upheld LUBA’s decision.  (291 Or App 537_2018)


April 18, 2018

Seaside Approves School Campus Application

On April 17, 2018 the Seaside Planning Commission unanimously approved Winterbrook’s consolidated application for a new school campus above the tsunami inundation zone.  This approval allows the Seaside School District to obtain site development and construction permits to construct new elementary, middle and high school facilities.  This decision was preceded by expansion of the Seaside Urban Growth Boundary, adoption and application of a new I-C Institutional Campus zoning district to the District’s property, and annexation to the City of Seaside.  The new campus is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2020.


March 5, 2018

Winterbrook Moved!

Winterbrook moved office space from the Board of Trade Building to the Selling Building. Our new address is:

610 SW Alder Street, Suite 810
Portland, OR 97205.

November 15, 2017

Gresham Design Commission Approves Ironcrest Estates Development

The Gresham Design Commission approved Winterbrook’s Type III land use application for a 31-unit townhome development at Ironcrest Estates in Gresham, Oregon. The Ironcrest Estates subdivision was originally approved in 2007, but only partially developed due to the recession. That approval expired and the Gresham Development Code was updated in the intervening timeframe. Therefore, the project had to be redesigned to comply with new code standards, and required a land use application and hearing in front of the Gresham Design Commission. The Gresham Design Commission approved the project in a single hearing on November 15, 2017.


November 10, 2017

Leach Botanical Garden

Winterbrook’s consolidated land use application for the Upper Garden Master Plan was approved by Portland’s Land Use Hearings Officer in fall, 2017.  This is the culmination of more than two years of community involvement and input, and the creative efforts of the design team, the Working Group, the Leach Garden Friends, and all of the partners in the planning process.  This process led to an iconic design for the garden that enjoys broad community support.  Winterbrook led the land use and environmental planning tasks for the project.

October 30, 2017

New Seaside School Campus Outside the Tsunami Inundation Zone

Seaside is highly vulnerable to a major subduction earthquake and subsequent tsunami event.  Winterbrook is leading the Seaside School District’s application to amend the Seaside UGB to accommodate a new K-12 campus above the tsunami inundation zone.   Winterbrook drafted detailed findings for Seaside land use proposal, and drafted a new I-C Campus Institutional Zone for schools and hospitals.  The Seaside Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval in August, and Seaside City Council voted to approve the amendment package on October 9, 2017, based on well-organized testimony from the District and community representatives, the consultant team and key state agencies.