Determining a Lease Search Area
Agencies will determine the geographical boundaries for a lease search area based upon its business need and state siting mandates. Division will assist the agency in further narrowing siting criteria in any geographic area by considering:
The requesting agency’s special needs;
The state’s policy of promoting economy, efficiency and convenience to the public by centralizing and consolidating state office quarters within a community whenever feasible;
The availability and cost of necessary services including state services such as telephone, data, communication and mail services;
Proper zoning and compatibility with local government comprehensive land use plans; and
Applicable directives of the State of Oregon such as the Governor’s Executive Order 94-07, or of the local government pertaining to locating state office facilities.