Metro Area Urban and Rural Reserves: Senate Bill 1011 (2007)

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Metro Area Urban and Rural Reserves: Senate Bill 1011 (2007)

Senate Bill 1011, passed by the 2007 Oregon Legislature (codified as Chapter 723, Oregon Laws 2007), addresses deficiencies in the growth management and urban growth boundary (“UGB”) expansion processes in the Portland metropolitan area. Existing state laws governing UGBs are

based on a land hierarchy protecting farm and forest land. As a result, urban growth boundary additions have sometimes been pushed into areas where development is not cost-effective because of lack of proximity to other urbanized areas and the high cost of providing infrastructure, and this system has not always protected the most important farm and forest land. SB 1011 addresses this problem by establishing a system to designate where urban expansion

will and will not occur on land outside UGBs over a 40-50 year period.

SB 1011 authorizes Metro, the regional government for the Portland metropolitan area (the urban portions of Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties and 25 cities therein), to establish “urban reserves” and “rural reserves” that will direct urban growth for up to 30 years beyond the mandated 20-year land supply required at the time of each expansion of the UGB. There are essentially three elements to the new legislation:

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