Vacant Platted, Tentative Platted & Expired Lots Report – 4th Quarter 2019
Attached is an updated platted and tentative platted lots list through December 31, 2019.
Coming into winter we issued only 5 new house permits from October through December. Our department has reviewed 5 house permits that are ready for issuance, and we have about 30 additional houses in the review process. Marshall Ridge was recently platted which added 37 buildable lots and in November we tentatively approved Jewelberry Meadows which is a 20-lot subdivision.
You will receive the next update in April 2020.
Trillium Machine (19-017 DR/VAR/DEV/TREE): Development Services has recently received new information from the applicant and is currently reviewing for completeness for the third time.
Forest Service Site remodel (19-035 DR/ADJ US): Deemed complete and currently under review.
Tickle Creek Village (19-038 DR/TREE/FSH): Proposed condos at the NE corner of Ruben and Dubarko – deemed complete and currently under review.
Bull Run Electric Building (19-036 DR): Deemed complete and currently under review.
Sandy Vault Storage (19-046 DR/MOD): Modifications to previously approved storage unit project has been deemed incomplete – awaiting additional information from applicant.
- Bailey Meadows Subdivision (19-023 SUB/VAR): The December 15th Planning Commission hearing on this subject has been continued to January 23rd – the City continues to work with the developer on pending issues.
- Space Age Fueling Station (19-012 DR): Development Services Director issued final order to applicant per Planning Commission decision.
- Sandy Health Clinic (19-032 ZC): Zoning change approved and in process. Clackamas County working directly with Ec Dev office regarding Façade and streetscape reimbursement.
I want to let Rebecca Casey know how much she has inspired me as an employee and friend. Your year+ long health battle was an amazing example of willpower, strength, and perseverance. You are a true warrior! It is exciting to see you back at work and once again being a full-fledged member of the Development Services family. Welcome back and thank you for showing everyone what a fighting spirit truly means.
- City Hall: City Manager’s office requested looking into blinds instead of installing tinting on south and east facing picture windows. After researching, Sandy Décor can provide blinds matching CH conference room for about the same price, so we will go this route instead. Windows have been measured and blinds are currently on order; installation should be scheduled for some time in February.
Economic Development items:
Econ Devl – Commercial Properties (vacancies, new businesses, etc.):
- Old Chariteas (future Le Happy) site: We are getting very close to setting an opening date for Le Happy Creperie & Bar – while both TI projects are still in process, they should both be completed in January pending any unforeseen circumstances.
- Paola’s Pizza Barn: Axis Design has completed the design work for the restaurant, and a scope of work is being drafted for the project. Design work and scope will be forwarded to the restaurant owner when complete along with supplemental materials sometime in mid-January.
- Sandy Marketplace: More minor improvements are being made here through the City of Sandy Façade Improvement program. We approached them about restyling three of the square planters out in the sidewalk area in front of the suites to give them public seating on all four sides and to add capstone along the top for the seating, removing the dated wooden seating (and associated maintenance costs) currently installed and increasing the aesthetic value. Pictured below is the completed first planter, the other two will be completed sometime in February – if you stop by Bi-Mart or Grocery Outlet sometime soon, compare this refurbished planter to one they haven’t started yet. The difference is remarkable. (We are thinking about adding this same capstone surface to the planters outside of the Sandy Public Library when we upgrade them in the spring, hopefully using the same contractor)
Econ Devl – Internal Projects:
- SCC parking lot fencing replacement: Now that the base of this fencing has been repaired satisfactorily, we are looking to replace the actual fencing with new, black powder coated fencing at a uniform height (i.e. removing the backstop). Sandy Fence will install beginning on January 16. Watch for it.
Economic Development Committee (January 8 – inaugural meeting):
- The first Economic Development Committee meeting was held from 6:30 – 8:00 PM on 1/8/20 in Council Chambers. Committee members in attendance included Mayor Pulliam, Counselors Pietzold and Exner, City Manager Jordan Wheeler, Chamber Director Khrys Jones, and business leaders Kurt McKnight (Everfresh Fruit), Cathy Stuchlik (CCB), Bill Schwartz (Boring Brewing), Hans Wipper (Wippersnappers), Ernie Brache (AEC), Brandon Johnson (Johnson RV), and Jason Shuler (John L. Scott). Discussions at this first meeting of the committee were extremely positive. Future meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month.
Econ Devl – Conferences/training:
- Google DMO Content Training (December 5, 8-12:30 PM): Workshop hosted by our friends at Clackamas County Tourism focusing on Google destination marketing organizations and how to capture the ownership of our city’s “infrastructure” on the Google platform.
- Grow Clackamas! Business Appreciation Engagement Event (December 18th, 4-6 PM): First annual business appreciation event hosted by Clackamas County Business and Economic Development. CCB&ED asked us to invite and highlight a company that has “grown with your community” over the years for recognition and a county sponsored award. My invitation went to AEC Inc., as Ernie Brache started his company in his Sandy garage 30 years ago and is now one of the largest private employers within city limits and has been instrumental to the development and growth of SandyNet. The event also highlighted the promotion of cross laminated timber companies in the region by putting the spotlight on the breaking of ground at Clackamas County’s newest CLT factory – Sauter Timber in Estacada. As AEC is getting involved in the CLT industry, it was delightful to introduce Mr. Sauter to Ernie at this event in the hopes that their two businesses might collaborate in the future.