OAR 660-038-0180
Planning Requirements for Land added to a UGB


A city must plan and zone lands included within the UGB:


For categories of land uses in amounts that are roughly proportional to the land need determined for each category of use; and


For an intensity of use that is generally consistent with the estimates that were used to determine the amount of land needed.


All land added to a UGB under this division must be planned and zoned such that the lands will not significantly affect a state highway, a state highway interchange, or a freight route designated in the Oregon Highway Plan, based on the requirements of OAR 660-012-0060 (Plan and Land Use Regulation Amendments)(1) and on written concurrence provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation. However, a city may add land that does not meet this requirement provided the land is planned and zoned either:


For industrial uses only, or


Compact urban development consisting of a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly center or neighborhood as described in OAR 660-012-0060 (Plan and Land Use Regulation Amendments)(8).


For lands added to the UGB to provide for residential uses, the city must also satisfy applicable requirements of OAR 660-038-0190 (Additional Planning for Residential Lands Added to the UGB).


If factual information is submitted demonstrating that a Goal 5 resource site, or the impact areas of such a site, is included in the area proposed to be added to the UGB, the city shall apply the applicable requirements of OAR chapter 660, division 23, concurrent with adoption of a UGB amendment. For purposes of this section, “impact area” is a geographic area within which conflicting uses could adversely affect a significant Goal 5 resource, as described in OAR 660-023-0040 (ESEE Decision Process)(3).


Concurrently with adoption of a UGB amendment pursuant to this division, a city must assign appropriate urban plan designations to land added to the UGB consistent with the need determination. The city must also apply appropriate zoning to the added land consistent with the plan designation or may maintain the land as urbanizable land until the land is rezoned for the planned urban uses, either by retaining the zoning that was assigned prior to inclusion in the boundary or by applying other interim zoning that maintains the land’s potential for planned urban development.


When lands added to the UGB pursuant to rules in this division are planned and zoned for industrial or residential uses, the lands must remain planned and zoned for the use for 20 years beyond the date of adoption of the UGB amendment by the city.


The UGB and amendments to the UGB must be shown on the applicable city and county plan and zone maps at a scale sufficient to determine which particular lots and parcels are included in the UGB. Where a UGB does not follow lot or parcel lines, the map must provide sufficient information to determine the precise UGB location.


Amendment of a UGB shall be a cooperative process among cities and counties. A UGB and amendments to the UGB shall be adopted by all cities within the boundary and by the county or counties within which the boundary is located. Cities and counties shall follow the requirements of OAR 660-018-0021 (Joint Submittal of Notices and Changes) regarding coordinated notice of a UGB amendment.


“Roughly proportional” means, with respect to planning of land added to a UGB in response to a need determination, the amount of land provided for a particular category of need is within five percent of the amount needed or within 10 acres, whichever is less.

Source: Rule 660-038-0180 — Planning Requirements for Land added to a UGB, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=660-038-0180.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 660-038-0180’s source at or​.us