Jan 30 2011 -- Mar 5 2011 Crook Point Resort Proposal Heads to Appeals Panel
|Oregon Shores has taken its concerns over the golf resort development proposed for the Crook Point area south of Pistol River to the state’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). |
The Curry County Board of Commissioners approved a tentative master plan for the resort in December, rejecting Oregon Shores’ appeal of an earlier planning commission decision. 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.
At present, the issue isn’t whether a resort can eventually be developed on the property. Rather, Oregon Shores is arguing that the landowners (the eponymous Crook family) have failed thus far to provide vital information necessary for the county to make an informed land use decision.
Our primary concerns are (1) failure to provide a full geologic hazard assessment as required by Curry County ordinance; (2) failure to properly delineate the coastal shorelands boundary (addressing statewide Land Use Goal #17, the “Coastal Shorelands” goal) on the property consistent with Curry County’s comprehensive plan text and maps; and (3) failure to make findings regarding avoiding impacts to adjacent lands including the wildlife refuge. There are also concerns related to water and cultural resources.
We are currently preparing our appeal, working with attorney Courtney Johnson of the Crag Law Center, our partner in the Coastal Law Project.
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 responded to some of Oregon Shores’ arguments by including 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 don’t apply to any of the proposed development. Oregon Shores strongly disagrees with these conclusions.
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
Contact: Phillip Johnson, CoastWatch Director, (503) 238-4450, or EMAIL