Local Government Planning Coordination

ORS 195.137
Definitions for ORS 195

As used in ORS 195.137 (Definitions for ORS 195) to 195.145 (Urban reserves):


“Rural reserve” means land reserved to provide long-term protection for agriculture, forestry or important natural landscape features that limit urban development or help define appropriate natural boundaries of urbanization, including plant, fish and wildlife habitat, steep slopes and floodplains.


“Urban reserve” means lands outside an urban growth boundary that will provide for:


Future expansion over a long-term period; and


The cost-effective provision of public facilities and services within the area when the lands are included within the urban growth boundary. [2007 c.723 §1]


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Mar. 11, 2023