9/4/2020 Press Release
County Offer on Pacific City’s Jensen Property Accepted
Tillamook County’s offer on what is known as the Jensen property has been accepted. The county will now conduct its due diligence on the property before closing in six months. The Jensen family is well known in Pacific City for their community support, including their donation of the land where the Kiawanda Community Center sits.
The Jensen property consists of several parcels totaling nearly six acres located in Pacific City along Cape Kiwanda Drive, bordered to the north by the Kiawanda Center and to the south by the county-owned Pacific City Turnaround. The $3.25 million purchase price will largely be funded by Pacific City transient lodging tax funds and the proposed parking fees, which are slated to go into effect January 1, 2021.
“For several years, the county has set aside a portion of transient lodging tax dollars for unique opportunities to improve the quality of life for our citizens and visitors,” says Tillamook County Commissioner Chair Bill Baertlein. “This is a great one we could not pass up.”
Tillamook County now has six months to obtain a property value appraisal and environmental and zoning reviews. The county will also team up with the Pacific City/Woods Parking Advisory Committee and Pacific City/Woods Citizen Advisory Committee to envision potential uses for the property and develop a concept plan.
Commissioner David Yamamoto shared that, “Some of the initial ideas we are considering are day use, parking, walking paths, preserved open space, and a transit stop.”
The appeal of the Kingfisher Apartment Complex Conditional Use Permit and Variances was submitted to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) comprised of Bill Baertlein, Mary Faith Bell, and David Yamamoto. The fees were generously contributed by concerned neighbors, land owners, businesses and residents of Pacific City. https://www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/ComDev/hidden_Kingfisher_Appeal.htm
The appeal has been accepted and the public comment period is open and details are outlined here.
There will be a BOCC hearing on Sept. 9th, at 10:30am.
During our annual meeting on Saturday August 15th, the Pacific City-Woods Citizen Advisory Committee voted in its new Executive Board. Bob Papke – Chair; Judd Moore – Vice Chair & Melissa Kenney – Secretary. Each will serve a one year term ending August of 2021.
Bob Papke (an 8 year resident) has a 23 year background in executive management with high-tech firms including Intel, plus 15 years of residential real estate experience dealing with city & county agencies as well as developers.
Judd Moore (whose family has lived in PC since the 1950s) is a retired architect and owns the “turnaround” property which houses Green Acres Beach and Trail Rides.
Melissa Kenney (whose family live on Sunset Drive) manages her own consulting business is a published photographer, webmaster, and Mac OSX & iOS consultant who enjoys serving her community.
The next PC-W CAC quarterly meeting is scheduled for November. Time/Date to be announced.
Reminder: 1pm Wednesday 8/19/20 Kiawanda Community Center.
Note: Due to COVID19 requirements, only 2 additional citizens will be allowed to attend this meeting in person.
A call in phone has been set up for all other interested parties.
Here are the details for the Parking Advisory Committee: The Pacific City/Woods Parking Advisory Committee has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City. In-person attendance is limited, and committee members will have priority.
The teleconference number is 1-971-254- 3149 Conference ID: 723 310 470#.
Link to complete Tillamook County Pioneer Article:
The Pacific City/Woods Parking Advisory Committee will meet from 1-3pm on August 19 at Kiwanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City.
The meeting will be a continuation of the developing a parking master plan for the Pacific City-Woods area. To date, meetings have addressed a number of issues including a pay-to-park program and possible expanded parking options.
The public is welcome to attend; face masks are required and temperatures will be taken prior to entering the building.
The Tillamook County Planning Commission voted to continue the proposed Kingfisher Apartments, a 25-unit complex planned for Sunset Drive and Pacific Avenue in Pacific City, until August 13 at 7pm.
As part of the continuation, the record was reopened for public comment from July 23-30. The applicants now have until Aug 6 to provide final written comments.
The Pacific City-Woods Citizen Advisory Committee will hold its annual meeting Saturday August 15, 2020 at 10:30am at the South Tillamook County Library parking lot located at 6200 Camp St in Pacific City. Those attending are being asked to wear face masks.
Items on the agenda include election of officers for the coming year as well as updates on the proposed Kingfisher Apartments, the Pacific City/Woods Parking Advisory Committee, the Tillamook County Parks Advisory Committee and the South County Emergency Volunteer Corps.
All who are interested in the area issues are welcome to attend. For more information visit pcwoodscac.org.