Special Review Process
(1)In any development review decision by the Executive Director where the applicant contends the result eliminates all beneficial use of the property, the applicant must request special review as follows:
(a)Make the request in writing.
(b)Set out the pertinent portions of the ordinance that apply;
(c)Describe how the ordinance impacts the use of the property;
(d)Attach copies of any documents (maps, deeds, easements, etc.) that are relevant; and
(e)Explain why the requested use must be allowed to provide economic or beneficial use of the property.
(f)The request for special review shall be served, concurrently with the Notice of Appeal, on the Executive Director and all persons entitled to service of the Notice of Appeal. If a person who was not served with a copy of the request for special review intervenes, then the applicant shall, as soon as possible, serve a copy of the request for special review on the intervenor.
(g)An intervenor shall have the opportunity to specifically respond to the request and any response shall be filed and served within 14 days after the applicant serves the request for special review on the intervenor.
(2)The Director, on receipt of a request for special review and intervenors’ responses (if any), shall take the following steps:
(a)Evaluate the request for special review and intervenors’ responses.
(b)Take one of the following steps:
(A)Where appropriate, recommend options for use of the property that are consistent with the ordinance; or
(B)Where the Director finds that enforcement of the land use ordinance will deprive the landowner of all economic or beneficial use of the property, the Director shall recommend the Commission allow a use for the property. The economic or beneficial use recommended shall be the use that on balance best protects the affected resources. This section applies:
(i)If the Forest Service or the federal government does not provide just compensation for a Special Management Area designation it made; or
(ii)For a General Management Area designation made by the Gorge Commission.
(c)Include proposed findings of fact in the recommendation. This shall be completed within 30 days after the last due date for the filing of an intervenor’s response; and
(d)Specify the factual and/or legal principles relied on in support of the recommendations.
(3)The Executive Director shall serve the recommendation on the request for special review on the applicant and all intervenors.
(4)The filing of a request for special review shall toll all subsequent time periods specified in these rules, except for intervention specified in 350-070-0170 (Intervention). The time periods, beginning with the filing of the record pursuant to 350-070-0070 (Record) shall begin to run on the date that the Executive Director serves the recommendation on the request for special review.
(5)The recommendation on a request for special review shall not be construed as an approval or denial of any land use. The applicant may continue the appeal or may submit a new land use application for the recommended land use(s).
Rule 350-070-0060 — Special Review Process,