Welcome to the Rogue River Code Review!
The Rogue River Zoning Ordinance (Title 17 of the Rogue River Municipal Code, also described as the “Zoning Code”) guides development of Rogue River, based on the adopted Comprehensive Plan. Zoning codes regulate what can and can’t be done on a particular piece of property – they influence where we live, where we work and how we get around. Zoning can be used to help attract new businesses, encourage the construction of new housing and protect natural resources. Because zoning codes have a significant impact on how we build and shape our community, they are an important tool in fostering equitable and sustainable growth.
Ultimately, a zoning code reflects the conditions of the time it was written, promoting certain past ideas of our needs, desires and values. In order to preserve the vitality and efficiency of such a document, the City of Rogue River pursued a technical grant funded by the Department of Land Conservation and Development with the intent to perform a comprehensive update of the municipal code. Overall, the goals for the code update are to:
- Modernize our zoning code to reflect our community’s current and future needs, values, and aspirations.
- Address modern day issues identified by Staff and the Planning Commission;
- Align with State and Federal Laws; and,
- Provide a user-friendly document through organization, clear and simplified language, and the use of tables and graphics;
We invite your constructive feedback and comments to ensure that this living document remains representative of Rogue River.
The first blue button to the right will take you to a Google Doc of the Chapters 1 through 16 of the Rogue River Code. Please review for any clerical errors, conflicting or unclear language, and any other areas of concern. To leave a comment, simply type onto the document.
The second blue button to the right will take you to the first part of Title 17: Zoning. This title covers all Zones, and some specific uses such as RV Parks and Manufactured Dwelling Parks. Please review for any clerical errors, conflicting or unclear language, and any other areas of concern. To leave a comment, simply type onto the document.
The third blue button will take you to the google doc that contains the second half of title 17, as well as title 18. Largely these sections address uses or provisions applicable to all development, such as signs, conditional use permits, and riparian corridors. While this section doesn’t explicitly determine what can be developed within Rogue River, the provided edits seek to address the overall administrative efficiency of the land use process. To leave a comment, simply type onto the document.
Please contact James Shireman with any question or concerns.