Week of 6/8/20
Open for comment: Proposed 'Breweries and Cideries ordinance
Public hearings on proposed Ordinance No. 864: Breweries and Cideries have been scheduled, and public comment is being accepted.

The first public hearing will be 6:30 p.m. June 17 before the Washington County Planning Commission; the second is 10 a.m. July 21 before the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

The proposed ordinance would amend the Community Development Code to allow cider businesses and farm breweries to:

  • Have additional activities and events

  • Operate kitchens in accordance with specified criteria and standards

  • Operate a bed-and-breakfast facility as a home occupation

  • Conduct agritourism or other commercial events subject to specific standards

Development of this proposed ordinance is the result of changes to state law in 2017 and 2019 that allowed additional activities and events for cider businesses and farm breweries in rural areas. The 2016 Rural Tourism Study suggested that providing additional uses and activities on rural land was key to attracting visitors to the County's farms, farm stands, recreational opportunities and more.

Official communications on ordinances must be received in writing or provided at a hearing. Written testimony must include the author(s)' name, address and phone number and may submitted via email, fax, during a hearing or by U.S. Mail: Washington County Long Range Planning, 155 N First Ave., Suite 350, MS14, Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072. Learn more
Road closures
  • 74th Avenue, between Landau Street and Taylors Ferry Road, through June 30 for for installation of the Tualatin Valley Water District Metzger North South Transmission Main.
  • Elwert/Kruger Road and Sunset Boulevard, between Elwert and Kruger roads and Hwy 99W, closed through June 30, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Access closed between Elwert/Kruger roads and Highway 99W. Elwert and Kruger roads will remain open to traffic with lane closures. Detour map
  • Grabhorn Road, between SW Tile Flat Road and Stonecreek Drive, through June 29, for installation of the Willamette Water Supply System Scholls Area Pipeline. Detour
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline Street (OR-8) and Oak Street (OR-8), through summer. Lane closures all hours; two-lane closure 10 p.m.-5 a.m. weekdays. Traffic may be stopped for up to 20 minutes. Intersection improvements by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and Tualatin Valley Highway, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Dec. 31. Map
  • Barnes Road, between Valeria View Drive and SW Lois Lane, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through June 8, for construction related to Peterkort parking lot. Map
  • Glencoe Road, between NE Lenox and NE Cory streets, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 14, for road improvements by MEI Moore Excavation Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Map
  • Johnson Street, between Jasmine Place and 178th Avenue, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 8. Map
  • Kaiser Road, between Brugger Road and Ridgeline Street, intermittent daytime lane closures, through June 30, for construction related to development project. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain roads, daytime traffic signal shutdowns and speed reductions. through Dec. 31, 2021. Map
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Strobel Road and 175th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through May 30 (extended), for utility work by NEI. Map
  • Scotch Church Road over McKay Creek, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. intermittent, weekdays through June 30, for construction. Map
Neighborhood meetings, required for many Washington County development applications, can be held online temporarily as per the new COVID-19 Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Supplement. The temporary supplemental policy is in effect for the duration of Gov. Kate Brown's "Stay Home. Save Lives" executive order..
June 20 - Proposed flag lot
At 9 a.m. held virtually ( instructions available here). The property is 0.44 acre in the R-5 District (4-5 units per acre) and is located at 9885 SW 80th Ave. Contact David Sexton at 503-804-3202.

CPO 4M; District 3
Melissa De Lyser | Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation

155 N First Ave., Suite 250, MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR 97123

503-846-4963 direct | 971-713-9658 mobile