News and Events

March 8, 2019

Tualatin River Farm Expansion Approved

Working closely with the CWS Watershed Management Division and Resolve Architecture, Winterbrook prepared a detailed land use application to allow a landscape contractor business at Tualatin River Farm.  Washington County approved this application on March 5, 2019.



November 16, 2018

Oregon Harbor Of Hope Design Review

Early rendering of the Broadway Navigation Center

Winterbrook responded to an urgent request by Oregon Harbor of Hope to coordinate and address the land use needs for OHOH’s planned Navigation Center at the Broadway Bridge.  The Center will provide temporary shelter for 100 homeless individuals and navigational assistance to social service programs such as mental and medical health, housing placement and job training.  In mid-2018, OHOH learned that a Design Review application was needed within two weeks in order to vest certain rights at the project site.  Winterbrook worked with Opsis Architecture and the project team to review and complete a land use drawing set, meet with City planners, prepare Design Review narrative and findings, and deliver a well-received application to the City by the due date.  Winterbrook has served as a land use advisor on the project since the initial submittal in 2018.

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.