Comprehensive Land Use Planning II

ORS 197A.500
Definitions for ORS 197A.500 to 197A.521


As used in ORS 197A.500 (Definitions for ORS 197A.500 to 197A.521) to 197A.521 (Failure to meet timeline), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1)

“Affected local governments” means the cities and the counties within which the project improvements will be located.

(2)

“Criteria” means the land use criteria established by the Land Conservation and Development Commission as provided in ORS 197A.505 (Establishment of criteria for decisions in land use final order).

(3)

“Development approval” means approval of a proposed development of land based on discretionary standards designed to regulate the physical characteristics of a use permitted outright, including but not limited to site review and design review.

(4)

“Draft Statement” means the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project, as may be amended from time to time, and any supplementary assessments or statements prepared pursuant to regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.

(5)

“Final Statement” means the Environmental Impact Statement for the project, as may be amended from time to time, or any supplementary assessments or statements, prepared pursuant to regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.

(6)

“Full Funding Grant Agreement” means the contractual agreement entered into between the federal government and the local grant recipient establishing the maximum federal financing contribution for construction of the project and setting forth terms, conditions and limitations for federal financing of the project.

(7)

“Highway improvements” means improvements to the highway, street and other ancillary facilities for the project and improvements related to construction or operation of the project. As used in this subsection:

(a)

“Ancillary facilities” includes retaining walls, bridges, signals, electrification equipment, lighting equipment, staging areas, facilities for bus or rail travel, stormwater facilities, wetland mitigation facilities and facilities designed for vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

(b)

“Improvement” includes any development or alteration to land related to the project.

(8)

“Land use final order” means a written order or orders of the Metro Council deciding the project improvements for the project, including their locations.

(9)

“Light rail route” means the light rail alignment selected from among light rail alignment alternatives described in a Draft Statement or Final Statement to be included in the project.

(10)

“Locally Preferred Alternative Report” means a decision adopted in accordance with federal requirements determining or amending an earlier decision whether or not to build the Southwest Corridor MAX Light Rail Project and, if the decision adopted is to build, recommending the project improvements, including their locations, to be included in the Southwest Corridor MAX Light Rail Project.

(11)

“Locations” means the boundaries within which the project improvements will be located.

(12)

“Measures” includes any mitigation measures, design features or other amenities or improvements associated with the project.

(13)

“Metro Council” means the elected governing body of Metro.

(14)

“Project” means the portion of the Southwest Corridor MAX Light Rail Project within Metro’s urban growth boundary. “Project” includes:

(a)

All project improvements described in the Locally Preferred Alternative Report, as may be amended from time to time by a Draft Statement, Final Statement, Full Funding Grant Agreement or similar document for the Southwest Corridor MAX Light Rail Project; and

(b)

All phases and extensions of the Southwest Corridor MAX Light Rail Project as described in a Locally Preferred Alternative Report, Draft Statement, Final Statement, Full Funding Grant Agreement or similar document.

(15)

“Project improvements” means the light rail route, stations, lots and maintenance facilities and the highway improvements related to the project as described in the Locally Preferred Alternative Report, as may be amended from time to time by a Draft Statement, Final Statement, Full Funding Grant Agreement or similar document for the Southwest Corridor MAX Light Rail Project.

(16)

“Stations, lots and maintenance facilities” means the light rail stations, light rail park-and-ride lots and light rail vehicle maintenance facilities to be selected from among alternatives described in a Draft Statement, Final Statement or similar document to be included in the project.

(17)

“TriMet” means the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, a mass transit district created under ORS chapter 267. [2017 c.714 §1]

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