Planning Commission addresses housing, population


May 11, 2022

Benny Westcott

Planning commissioners deliberate May 5 before applicant Mike Worthington, who was granted approval to build a shed on his property.

 By Benny Westcott 

Of The New Era 

The Planning Commission heard the results of a housing needs analysis, which explored the possibility of considerable population growth in Sweet Home over the next 20 years, during its Thursday, May 5, meeting at City Hall. 

Conducted by 3J Consulting of Beaverton, the FCS Group of Portland, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development and the City of Sweet Home, the analysis is required by state law to ensure adequate land for residential property over such a period to meet demand. 

Sweet Home is projected to add 1,720 people over the...

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