Community & Economic Development


Mission Statement:
The Community & Economic Development Department provides the citizens of La Grande order, safety and vitality by facilitating, managing and supporting customer-driven development projects, offering excellent service and value.

NEWS: Urban Renewal Program Accepting Project Funding Applications! 
Each fiscal year, the La Grande Urban Renewal Agency (URA) has a limited amount of funding to allocate toward public/ private development projects within the Urban Renewal District. For the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, the Agency will be accepting applications for project funding assistance through April 17, 2019.

Call For Projects 2019 Policy

Call For Projects 2019 Instructions

Call For Projects 2019 Application

Business Plan Template 

The Community and Economic Development Department is comprised of the following Divisions:

Economic Development Division

Building Department

  • Oversees Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and related Permits for all Commercial, Industrial and Residential construction in Union County and all municipal jurisdictions within Union County.

Planning Department

  • Oversees all Land Use Standards related to Residential, Commercial and Industrial development within the City of La Grande and its Urban Growth Boundary.