Conditional Use Resources

What is a Conditional Use?

A Conditional Use is a use which may be compatible with the zoning designation but review of the impacts of the proposal is required by the Planning Commission for compliance with community adopted standards in the Oregon City Municipal Code. Examples include a school or a church in a residential zoned neighborhood.  Conditional Uses are listed in each applicable zoning designation.  The applications are typically processed in conjunction with a Site Plan and Design Review application.

How Do I Find Out More About My Property?

The City's website has a variety or resources available including Property Reports and an online mapping system.  You may also call the Planning Division at 503.722.3789.

Oregon City Municipal Code Criteria:
In addition to the zoning designation the following chapters of the Oregon City Municipal Code (OCMC) are applicable to Conditional Uses: 

OCMC 17.50 - Administration and Procedures 
OCMC 17.56 - Conditional Uses 

The 2017 Planning applications and fees include:

  • Conditional Use: $3,791
  • Transportation Analysis: See fee sheet 
  • Pre-Application Conference: $1,068
  • Mailing Labels: $16 – or provided by applicant

Note that additional fees are required from other departments, agencies and consultants.

Review Process:
Conditional Use applications are processed as a Type III Land Use application. Once an application is submitted, it is reviewed for completeness purposes within 30 days.  Upon a complete application submittal, the applicant is entitled to a decision from the city for a decision of approval, approval with conditions or denial within 120 days of deeming the application complete, by state law. Type III decisions include a staff recommendation and a decision by our 7 member Planning Commission, with appeal on the record to the City Commission, and then onto LUBA. 

What is the File Abbreviation? 

CU - Conditional Use