UPDATED: Land use/transportation issues on the ballot, other land use odds and ends
Unofficial election returns on the items discussed in this post:
- C-TRAN operating level appears to be PASSING, 54%-46%.
- Clackamas County urban renewal: Both measures 3-386 and 3-388 PASS; 3-386 (which requires a countywide vote, rather than a vote within a proposed or existing UR district) passes with a wider margin (70% for 3-386, 64% for 3-388) so it prevails.
- Beaverton UR district PASSES, 54-46%.
- Washington State initiative 1125 (concerning highway tolls) appears to be FAILING, 51%-49%; though KIRO-TV reports that it is too close to call.
The hard part of higher density
Efficient transit and denser land use go hand in hand; but increasing the density of an established urban area is often difficult and painful. An examination why.
UPDATED: LCDC rejects Forest Grove, Council Creek plots, accepts remainder of urban reserves
While it isn’t official, the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Condition is set to issue a ruling accepting all of Metro’s recent designations of urban and rural reserves, without amendment, according to Metro councilor Robert Liberty.