News and Events

May 8, 2019

Columbia Children’s Arboretum Improvements


Winterbrook is assisting NNA Landscape Architecture with environmental documentation and permitting for trail and shelter improvements at the Columbia Children’s Arboretum, a park area originally proposed by John Charles Olmsted in 1904.




April 10, 2019

McMinnville High School Under Construction


Construction is progressing on a significant expansion of McMinnville High School. Winterbrook obtained the land use permit for the school expansion in 2016, including conditional use review and a height variance for the roof of the new gymnasium.

Drone footage of construction site:



April 9, 2019

PCC Child Care Center Under Construction


PCC Rock Creek continues to grow, due to voter-financed construction, and Winterbrook’s help in obtaining land use permits. New projects include two major additions to existing campus buildings and a child care center for students and staff.





April 4, 2019

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.  Winterbrook’s Design Review application was approved by the City in early 2019.

Winterbrook has served as a land use advisor on the project since 2018.

March 8, 2019

Tualatin River Farm Expansion Approved

Working closely with Clean Water Services 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. Winterbrook previously prepared the Master Plan for Tualatin River Farm.



February 28, 2019

Winterbrook Welcomes Alex Pichacz


Alex Pichacz has joined Winterbrook Planning as an assistant planner. He has experience with Oregon farm and forest planning, having previously worked for Clackamas and Benton Counties on those issues. Pichacz has authored reports on a recreational surfing wave in downtown Missoula, Montana and affordable housing policies in his home state of New Jersey. He has a master’s degree in geography from the University of Montana.



February 11, 2019

Winterbrook Welcomes Jaime Crawford


Winterbrook Planning has hired Jaime Crawford as an assistant planner. She has helped guide both long-range and short-range planning projects in Oregon and Kentucky. She previously interned for the City of Milwaukie. An Oregon native, Jaime holds a master’s degree from the University of Louisville.



December 12, 2018

Treasure Valley Reload Center

At a joint elected official public hearing held in Nyssa, Oregon the Nyssa City Council and the Malheur County Board unanimously approved the Winterbrook’s application for the Treasure Valley Reload Center – a $26 million, 210-acre, rail-dependent, agricultural produce transshipment facility funded by the Oregon Legislature.

The consolidated application amended the Nyssa and Malheur County Comprehensive Plans, the Nyssa Zoning Ordinance, EOA and PFP, and the Malheur County and Nyssa Plan/Zoning Maps. Winterbrook led the consultant team through the complex land use review process, which included extensive coordination with affected local and state agencies, property owners and public interest groups.

In addition to praise from local and state officials and Chambers of Commerce, Alex Biddle of 1000 Friends of Oregon expressed strong support for the project at the public hearing:

“1000 Friends is grateful for the incredible work of the leaders and staff that are making this project come to reality. This win-win-win project will keep productive farmland profitable, support farming families, and enhance the local agricultural economy.” 1000 Friends.”

September 30, 2018

PSU Fourth & Montgomery Building Approved

The Portland Design Commission recently approved the design for a new, seven-story (174,000 sq. ft., $77 million) classroom, office, retail, and laboratory building in downtown Portland. Winterbrook guided the project through the city’s land use process, preparing a complex application including design review, modifications, and adjustments.




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.

For additional information on this project, please see:

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