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Bridge Vista Overlay

Meg Leatherman
Community Development Director
Phone: 503-338-5183
mleatherman@astoria.or.us 

Garrett Freshour
Chief Building Officer
Phone: 503-325-1004
buildingofficial@astoria.or.us

Permit Technician
Phone: 503-298-2412
buildingdivision@astoria.or.us

Alex Murphy
City Planner
Phone: 503-338-5183
amurphy@astoria.or.us

Tiffany Taylor
Associate Planner

Phone: 503-338-5183
ttaylor@astoria.or.us

Diane Christiansen
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 503-338-5183
dchristiansen@astoria.or.us

PROPOSED AMENDMENT A19-01B: BRIDGE VISTA OVERLAY

The Astoria City Council held a public hearing on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, 1095 Duane Street, Astoria, to review proposed Amendment A19-01B – to amend the Development Code sections concerning the Bridge Vista Overlay Zone (BVO) of the Riverfront Overlay Area requirements to reduce the maximum height of buildings, add regulations to address the mass and scale of buildings, establish a process for possible future special Plan Districts within the BVO, and clarify allowable recreational use as water-dependent use. 

Public hearings on the above entitled matter were held before the Astoria Planning Commission (APC) on March 26, 2019; April 23, 2019; May 28, 2019; and June 25, 2019 and the APC closed the public hearing and rendered a decision at the July 23, 2019 meeting.

The APC found the proposed amendment to be necessary. City Council approved the proposed Amendment A19-01B.

To review the revised code amendment and findings as approved by the APC, please see the draft documents below: 

A19-01B: BVO Findings/Staff Report pdf Document

A19-01B: BVO Development Code Updates pdf Document

A19-01B: BVO Astoria Warehousing Plan District pdf Document

A19-01B: BVO Port of Astoria West Mooring Basin Plan District pdf Document