Jan 5 2011 -- Jan 28 2011 Crook Point Resort Approved; Oregon Shores Ponders Next Step
|The Curry County Board of Commissioners has approved the tentative master plan for a destination resort located just south of the mouth of the Pistol River at Crook Point.† The project, which includes 18-hole and 9-hole golf courses, lodges, cabins, and an equestrian center, is adjacent to the Crook Point Unit of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and bordered by state parks to the north and south.† |
Oregon Shores has opposed the granting of a permit for the resort, arguing that the would-be developers have failed to provide sufficient information to allow for an informed decision. While the Curry County commissioners rejected our appeal and granted a tentative permit, they did add conditions reflecting our arguments.
In approving the destination resort plan, the commissioners included conditions of approval intended to help protect the wildlife refuge, such as buffers between the developed area and the refuge boundary and measures to prevent invasive and predatory species encroachment.† But they also made findings that adequate water is available to supply the development, that the proposal adequately addresses erosion and stormwater concerns, and that sufficient provisions are made to ensure that open space is retained on the property, all claims that Oregon Shores disputes. Moreover, commissioners deferred studies of geological hazards until later stages of development and determined that coastal shorelands boundary policies (under Goal #17 of Oregonís statewide land use planning laws) did not apply to any of the proposed development. Oregon Shores strongly disagrees with these conclusions.
The Oregon Shores Land Use Program is considering our options at this point. While the Curry County commissioners didnít withhold the permit until the geologic hazards study was completed, which we believe should have been required, they did clarify that the study will be open to public comment, which might provide an adequate forum for addressing one of the major issues. A decision must be made by January 18 about appealing the commissionersí approval to the stateís Land Use Board of Appeals.
Articles on topic 'Destination Resorts':
Nov 25 2012 Crook Point Golf Resort to be Considered Again
Nov 3 2012 Curry County Delays Review of Crook Point Resort
Mar 21 2011 Oregon Shores Files Appeal on Crook Point Golf Resort
Jan 30 2011 Crook Point Resort Proposal Heads to Appeals Panel
Jan 5 2011 Crook Point Resort Approved; Oregon Shores Ponders Next Step
Nov 8 2010 Curry Commissioners Weighing Crook Point Appeal
Oct 30 2010 Appeal of Crook Destination Resort Will Be Heard Thursday
Sep 23 2010 Appeal of Crook Point Destination Resort Moves to Next Stage
Sep 15 2010 Curry County Gives Resort Tentative Approval
Aug 26 2010 Last Chance to Comment on Destination Resort Proposal
Aug 12 2010 New Hearing Scheduled on Crook Ranch Resort
Jul 8 2010 Proposal for Major Resort at Pistol River Due for Hearing
Apr 29 2010 Curry Destination Resort Ordinance Hearing April 29
Dec 3 2009 Curry County Destination Resorts Hearing December 3
Oct 10 2009 Curry County Workshops on Destination Resorts Mapping
Oct 5 2009 Tillamook County Hearing 9/24 on Port's Resort, Golf Course Project
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