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LEGAL WIN
Appeals court ruling in Deschutes County prevents fracturing farmland

The county had rezoned 710 acres of rangeland for sprawling residential development, potentially impacting the farmability of nearby land in violation of state land use law.

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LEGAL WIN
LUBA REJECTS HILLSBORO'S INFLATED GROWTH PROJECTIONS

The ruling prevents potential unwarranted UGB expansion and threat valuable surrounding farmland, a win for the careful way we set our urban growth boundaries so that our communities don’t sprawl onto the irreplaceable lands that feed our region and support our economy.

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LEGAL WIN
1000 Friends and Thrive Hood River win precedent-setting legal battle for housing affordability

A decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals means there is now a successful example of a small community — in both Oregon and the wider United States — that has passed revolutionary zoning reform to allow a slew of housing types in residential zones. 

 

 

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