Land Development Code

Ordinance 3210, Series 2013

Effective on May 3, 2013 (within the La Grande City Limits)

Effective on August 2013 (within the La Grande Urban Growth Boundary)

This Ordinance amends, codifies, and repeals all prior Land Use Ordinances.

Below are individual Articles of the Land Development Code organized within Chapters.

03 - Special Use Standards

3.1 Basic Provisions
3.2 Manufactured Dwellings, Single Family, Two-Family and Apartment Buildings
3.3. Recreational Vehicle Park
3.4 Geological Hazards
3.5 Historic Buildings and Sites
3.6 Archaeological resources
3.7 Planned Unit Development
3.8 Heliport Standards
3.9 Riparian Protection Area
3.10 Dust Control Standards
3.11 Limited Use Overlay Designation
3.12 Flood Plains
3.13 Agricultural Use Types
3.14 Accessory Uses
3.15 Livestock Uses
3.16 Nonconforming Uses
Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Request

This form is used when completing an Elevation Certificate and when a BFE is needed for a property or structure located within a Special Flood Hazard Area.

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Floodplain Development Permit

A floodplain development permit is required prior to beginning any construction or development in the floodplain.  This includes, but may not be limited to, buildings, accessory structures, grading, fill, and alteration of waterways (may include landscaping).

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3.17 Specific Plan Overlay
3.18 Outdoor Storage

06 - Public Facility Standards

6.1 Basic Provisions
6.2 Vehicle Access and Circulation
6.3 Street Trees, Curbs, Gutters and Sidewalks
6.4 Street Names, Numbers and Signs
6.5 Site Drainage and Grading
Right-of-Way Vacation Petition

This Petition accompanies the Land Use Application when applying to vacate either all or a portion of a public right-of-way (street or alley).  Typically, Planning Division Staff fills out this Petition for the applicant as part of the "pre-application" process.

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6.6 Public Street Standards
6.7 Public Water System
6.8 Public Wastewater and Storm Water Collection System
6.9 Utilities
6.10 Solid Waste

07 - System Development Charges

7.1 Parks and Recreation Improvements

08 - Review Procedures

8.1 Basic Provisions
8.2 Site Plan and Business Permit Approval
8.3 Temporary Use Permit
8.4 Variances
8.5 Conditional Use Permit
8.6 Zone Designation Change
8.7 Comprehensive Plan Designation Change
8.8 Land Development Code Amendment
March 29, 2017
Business Permit

All businesses need a Business Permit prior to locating and opening for business in La Grande.  This permit is for new or existing businesses that are seeking to locate (or relocate) in a business space that was previously used in a similar manner; such as an office business moving into a space that was previously occupied by another office business use.  This permit is also applicable to home businesses that are "exempt" from the Home Occupation Permit.

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8.9 Comprehensive Plan Document Amendment
Land Use Application

This is a "One Size Fits All" Land Use Application.  This form may be either printed and filled out by hand; or, filled out electronically in Adobe Acrobat Reader, then printed.

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8.10 Vacations
8.11 Home Occupation

10 - Hearing Procedures and Enforcement

10.1 Administration
10.2 Enforcement
10.3 General Provisions