(1) A local government may convene a land use proceeding to adopt a refinement plan
for a neighborhood or community within its jurisdiction and inside the urban growth
boundary as provided in this section.
(2) A refinement plan is more detailed than a comprehensive plan and applies to a
specific geographic area. A refinement plan shall:
(a) Establish efficient density ranges, including a minimum and a maximum density
for residential land uses;
(b) Establish minimum and maximum floor area ratios or site coverage requirements
for nonresidential uses;
(c) Be based on a planning process meeting statewide planning goals; and
(d) Include land use regulations to implement the plan.
(3) A refinement plan and associated land use regulations adopted prior to September
9, 1995, may qualify as a refinement plan if the local government holds a public hearing
to gather public comment and decides to adopt the plan as a refinement plan under
(4) A local government shall apply the procedures for expedited land divisions described
in ORS 197.360 to 197.380 to all applications for land division and site or design review located in any area
subject to an acknowledged refinement plan. The review shall include:
(a) All elements of a local government comprehensive plan and land use regulations
that must be applied in order to approve or deny any such application; and
(b) Any planned unit development standards and any procedures designed to regulate:
(A) The physical characteristics of permitted uses;
(B) The dimensions of the lots to be created; or
(C) Transportation, sewer, water, drainage and other facilities or services necessary
for the proposed development.
(5) Any decision made on a refinement plan described in subsection (3) of this section
shall be appealed only as provided for appeals of expedited land division decisions
in ORS 197.375.
(6) Refinement plans and implementing ordinances may be adopted through the post-acknowledgment
or periodic review process.
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