OAR 660-046-0320

In addition to the definitions in OAR 660-046-0020 (Definitions) and in ORS 197.015 (Definitions for ORS chapters 195, 196, 197 and ORS 197A.300 to 197A.325) and ORS 197.758 (Development of middle housing), the following definitions apply to OAR 660-046-0300 (Purpose of Infrastructure-Based Time Extension Request Process) to OAR 660-046-0370 (Duration of Time Extension). In the event of a conflict, these definitions will take precedence.
(1) “Acceptable service levels” means measures of public facility adequacy defined by common engineering standards of practice, adopted as a policy for a utility, identified by designated authority from the decision-making body of a local government, identified in an adopted utility master plan or special area utility plan, or as necessary to comply with state or federal law.
(2) “IBTER” means an infrastructure-based time extension request submitted by a local government for an extension of time to adopt land use regulations or amend a comprehensive plan as provided for under Oregon Laws 2019, chapter 639, section 4.
(3) “Infill and redevelopment areas” means areas with lot sizes of less than one-half an acre that are zoned to allow detached single family dwellings and that are either vacant or developed with detached single family dwellings.
(4) “Infrastructure” means urban water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, and transportation systems.
(5) “Local governments” means a city outside a metropolitan service district, with a population of more than 10,000 and less than 25,000; a city inside a metropolitan service district, with a population of more than 1,000 and less than 25,000; any city with a population of 25,000 or more; or any unincorporated portion of a county within a metropolitan service district that is provided with sufficient urban services as defined in ORS 195.065 (Agreements required). No other unincorporated areas within urban growth boundaries are included in this definition.
(6) “Significant infrastructure deficiency” means a local government has met the burden of proof to demonstrate a situation or situations where the following exists:
(a) A local government or service provider is unable to provide acceptable service levels within a developed, or developing, area zoned to allow detached single-family dwellings; or
(b) A local government or service provider anticipates that it will be unable to provide acceptable service levels by December 31, 2023, based either on extrapolated current development rates alone, or based on extrapolated current rates and additional anticipated middle housing development.
(c) There is no single service level for demonstrating a significant infrastructure deficiency for transportation infrastructure. Supporting information regarding the magnitude and severity of the deficiency must support a determination that the deficiency has a significant impact on transportation function or safety in the affected area. Higher street classifications, traffic volumes, and impacts to the function of transportation corridors, rather than a single intersection, will help to support the significance of the transportation deficiency. The severity of safety issues may be supported with information such as crash data, posted speed limits, sight distance at intersections, or similar information.
(7) "Time extension” is an IBTER as granted by the department.
(8) “Undeveloped or underdeveloped areas” means areas with lot sizes greater than one-half an acre that are zoned to allow single family detached dwellings and are currently developed at a density of two dwelling units per acre or less.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 660-046-0320’s source at or​.us