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  • 1. Shaping the Regionfor the next 50 years Urban and Rural Reserves John Williams, Metro
  • 2. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESUrban Growth BoundaryThe longstanding system of planning for growth • establishes 20-year supply of land • must be reviewed every 5 years
  • 3. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESChallenges of existing system• No certainty for landowners outside UGB• Soil type only consideration• Limited ability to consider how newly added landswill be developed
  • 4. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESShape of the Region Study• Agricultural lands assessment• Natural landscape features inventory• Great communities study
  • 5. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESSenate Bill 1011• Rural and urban together• Long-term vision• New approach to agricultural lands• Focus on great communities• Consider suitability of lands for uses• Collaborative approach
  • 6. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESUrban ReservesAreas most suitable for urban development
  • 7. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESRural ReservesAreas that won’t be developed for 40-50 years
  • 8. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESWho makes the decision?• Core 4: • Clackamas County • Multnomah County • Washington County • Metro With help from:• Regional Steering Committee• County advisory committees
  • 9. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESPopulation forecast
  • 10. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESDefined 405,000 acre study area
  • 11. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVES•Suitability analysis and recommendations
  • 12. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESMay 2011 Reserves agreement
  • 13. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESWhy does this matter?This process will determine the shape and scale of our urban areas and rural landscapes for the next half century
  • 14. URBAN AND RURAL RESERVESFor more informationwww.oregonmetro.gov/reservesjohn.williams@oregonmetro.gov