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Building Moratorium Lifted

June 4, 2015 – The Tillamook County Department of Community Development is pleased to announce the end of the permit moratorium in the Nestucca River’s Special Flood Hazard Area in Pacific City. A permit moratorium was enacted in April, 2014, on both the Nestucca and Nehalem Rivers as a result of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) audit of Tillamook County’s floodplain administration. FEMA required that Tillamook County re-examine the floodway boundaries on these rivers. The Tillamook County Department of Community Development, the County’s designated agency for administering the development regulations contained in the National Flood Insurance Program, contracted with Portland-based WEST Consultants to perform hydrologic studies of both the Nehalem and Nestucca Rivers. Both studies were finished in the fall of 2014, and the Nehalem River moratorium was ended on February 11, 2015.


Building Moratorium End in Sight

May 14, 2015

Well, it looks like after a long, tough year, the end is in sight. The appeal period for the new FIRM is now over, and the moratorium could be lifted as soon as early June!

CU-12-05a Application Convert Single Family Home to a Duplex in a low density area

A conditional use application has been received by the Department of Community Development, to convert a single family home at 35690 Sunset Drive to a duplex.    This property is located in a Low Density R-1 Zone.   The application and description is attached.   Written comments regarding this application can be sent to the Department of Community Development,  1510-B Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon 97141.   The Deadline is October 22 at 4 PM.

The application is attached.   If you have comments regarding this application and change in density for this lot,  voice your concerns to the Department of Community Development by October 22.

A copy of the application is attached below.


Land Use Meeting May 3, 2012 – 6 PM Kiawanda Community Center

The Land Use Committee will meet on May 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Kiawanda Community Center on Cape Kiwanda Drive in order to discuss a side yard variance request from 15 feet to 5 feet.   This is for a home at 34510 Salal Drive.  The variance is needed to build steps to give reasonable access to the main front door.   Apparently, an architectural error was not discovered by the county inspectors, the builder or the owner until the house was nearly completed.   To correct the problem they will need a variance on the side yard.

The application for this variance is attached.   Written feedback is needed by May 7, 2012 – therefore the CPAC Is calling a Land Use Committee meeting on May 3rd and will be followed by an emergency CPAC meeting to vote on this issue.

Please plan to attend to join the discussion and assessment of this variance.  Variance Request V-12-01(a) Kim

Coastal Erosion Hazards Report

Neskowin Coastal Hazards Committee completed their report Adaption to Coastal Erosion in Tillamook County.    It has been suggested that the Pacfic City/Woods  attach and/or make reference to this document in our community plan update.   Because our beachfront property is mostly developed,  much of the report may not apply to Pacific City/Woods.   However,   in the future,  existing property owners may want to expand or remodel then this guide would be extremely useful.

It is an interesting ready and all should take the opportunity to read this report.

Coastal Erosion Hazards Plan Draft

Variance Request V-11-01 Nestucca Landing – Greg Grinnell

A Land Use Committee (LUC) Meeting will be on September 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the Kiawanda Community Center in the Fireside Room.  The purpose of the meetings is to review and discuss a request for a variance (V-11-01) from Greg Grinnell concerning a proposed development named Nestucca Landing to be located on the property at the southeast corner of Pacific Ave. and Sunset Dr. in Pacific City.  His original Planning Application dated March 2, 2011 covered several requests, and this specific variance is in reference to modification of the restrictions imposed by the Mean High Water line on the property where it borders the Nestucca River.

The LUC will make a recommendation to the CPAC to either support or oppose this variance.  This will be presented at the PC/W CPAC  meeting  on September 19 for the consideration and vote of the membership.   This will be forwarded to the Tillamook County Planning Commission and presented at their September 22nd meeting.  This is the first of a series of requests by the developer that will come before the County before final approval of the proposal is given.  Additional meetings and discussions by the LUC and the CPAC are expected to occur in the future.

Ordinances regarding Estuary Conservation 3.108 and 3.106, Water Quality & Streambank Stabilization 4.080  and Commercial Zone PCW-C1 3.337 are attached below to help members prepare for the LUC discussion.

3.106    3.108     3.337    4080


CU-11-06 (a) Request for a 50 foot communications tower on Cape Kiwanda Drive

A Conditional Use Request (CU-11-06 (a)) has been made by Tillamook Light Wave (property owner) and the University of Washington to erect a 50 foot antenna communications tower at 33395 Cape Kiwanda Drive.   This area is zoned High Density Residential (PCW-R3).
The original purpose of the property was a fiber optic communications station.  It is being converted as a land station for marine fiber optics to be used as part of a new Ocean Observatory.  The tower will be used to facilitate the reception of necessary GPS signals and some transmission of VHF and CB radio type signals.  It will have a narrow profile with a relative small antenna and will have a 5ft x 5ft x 6ft concrete base.   This is an administrative review and was received by the PC/W CPAC on April 27th and the deadline for written comments is May 17th at 4 pm.   A picture of the type of tower being proposed is also attached below.

CPAC has a meeting scheduled on May 16th –  a Land Use Committee meeting will be held prior to the General CPAC meeting.  Time and place of the LUC will be determined in the near future and will be posted on this website.    The application is attached.

CU-11-06 Notice                     CU-11-06 Tower Pics