Mar 21 2011 -- May 21 2011 Oregon Shores Files Appeal on Crook Point Golf Resort
|Oregon Shores has filed a formal appeal with the state’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), seeking to block Curry County’s issuing of a tentative permit for the proposed golf resort at Crook Point. We had earlier notified LUBA, the county and the developers planning the resort of our intention to appeal. This week attorney Courtney Johnson submitted the actual language of the appeal on our behalf. |
The issue at present isn’t whether the proposed resort or any such project can ultimately be built on the land. Rather, Oregon Shores contends that the county has not followed its own process to date, and in particular that it hasn’t required a full geologic hazard report before deciding on whether to issue a permit. The findings in a legitimate geologic hazard report would be the crucial basis for deciding whether major development can take place on a visibly landslide-prone site.
We also contend that the county has not followed its own definition of the “Coastal Shorelands” boundary under statewide land use planning Goal 17. Additional restrictions would apply on the portion of the planned development which falls within what we contend is the coastal shorelands under the land use regulations.
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.
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.
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, Executive Director, (503) 238-4450, or EMAIL