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Planning Commission – Work & Regular Session
Tue, Oct 17, 2023 at 6:00pm
Planning Commission – Joint Public Hearing
Tue, Sep 5, 2023 at 7:00pm
Stormwater Post-Construction Requirements Update
Stormwater Post-Construction Requirements Update Project: The City of Springfield and Lane County are proposing amendments to the Springfield Development Code. This action involves amendments to the Springfield Development Code for consistency with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Phase II General (MS4) Permit issued by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The purpose of the Post-Construction Requirements Update project is to modify the Springfield Development Code to comply with the MS4 permit requirements, including requirements to regulate post-construction site runoff and minimize barriers to low impact development and green infrastructure. The proposed code changes would encourage the use of stormwater treatment facilities including swales, rain gardens, and pervious pavements and strengthen requirements to address stormwater quality issues. Ultimately, these code changes will enhance the protection and quality of water in the City’s drinking water protection areas. The Planning Commission continued the August 1, 2023 public hearing and kept the record open to allow for Ballot Measure 56 Notice until September 5, 2023. Since the August 1, 2023 hearing, feedback from Lane County led to the amendment of SDC 4.3.110(B)(1). See Exhibit B Legislative Version of the Code Amendments. The Commission is expected to close the public hearing and written record on September 5, 2023 and then deliberate. The Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners. The Springfield City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners will hold a joint work session and joint public hearing to review the Planning Commissions' recommended amendments on November 6, 2023.
Additional Minor Code Amendments - Informational Item
The City of Springfield seeks approval of amendments to the Springfield Development Code to make minor changes to correct errors and provide clarification on code language that was adopted as part of the 2022 Development Code Update Project. These changes mostly correct missed internal code citations and references, typographical errors, and update naming conventions that were previously missed. On August 1, 2023, the Springfield and Lane County planning commissions approved recommendations to the City Council and Board of Commissioners to adopt amendments to the Springfield Development Code to make minor changes to correct errors and provide clarification on code language that was adopted as part of the 2022 Development Code Update Project. Planning staff are sharing additional changes to the Minor Code Amendments as an informational item before they are presented to the City Council and Lane County Board of County Commissioners at a future public hearing.
Planning Commission – Regular Session
Tue, Aug 15, 2023 at 7:00pm
Stormwater Post-Construction Requirements UpdateThe purpose of the Stormwater Post-Construction Requirements Update is to amend the Springfield Development Code and the Engineering Design Standards and Procedures Manual (EDSPM) to comply with the City’s requirements to regulate post-construction site runoff and minimize barriers to low impact development and green infrastructure under the City’s Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit.Open for Comment
Development Code Minor AmendmentsThe City of Springfield seeks approval of amendments to the Springfield Development Code to make minor changes to correct errors and provide clarification.Open for Comment
Parking Regulation under Climate Friendly and Equitable CommunitiesThe purpose of this project is to comply with the parking component of the State of Oregon Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities Rules.Open for Comment