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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Virtual Public Meeting to Introduce New Statewide Climate-Friendly Areas Rules

Department of Land Conservation and Development

Virtual Public Meeting to Introduce New Statewide Climate-Friendly Areas Rules to the Northern Rogue Valley


Monday, February 6 from 6 to 7:30 PM

Video Meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88434575418

Or by telephone: (253) 205-0468


The cities of Central Point, Eagle Point, and Grants Pass in partnership with the Rogue Valley Council of Governments and Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), are hosting a virtual public meeting on Monday, February 6 at 6:00pm to introduce new state requirements regarding Climate-Friendly Areas. The meeting will include a presentation on the rules from DLCD and discussion about what each community is doing to implement the rules.  


Background: To help Oregon meet its climate pollution goals, DLCD believes more development will need to occur in urban areas where residents, workers, and visitors are less dependent upon single vehicle trips. “Climate-Friendly Areas” are intended to be places where people can meet most of their daily needs without having to drive by increasing housing near a mix of jobs, businesses, and services. Oregon adopted the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities rules on July 21, 2022.  The first phase of the process is to determine potential locations of climate-friendly areas by the end of 2023.  The second phase is to adopt development standards for these areas and amend the city’s zoning map as needed by the end of 2024.  


For more information, contact Mike Upston, Community Development Director, 541-826-4212, ext 111.

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