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City council gives green light to Heavenly Acres

The Heavenly Acres Rezone project took another step forward last week in a public hearing before the Sisters City Council.

This rezone project in the neighborhood where many Sisters churches are located is included in the comprehensive plan map and zoning map amendment to rezone the subdivision on the west side of Sisters from Urban Area Reserve (UAR) to Public Facility/Institutional (PF/I) as well as Multi-Family Residential (MFR).

The rezone will involve seven lots with a total of 27.3 acres of land being rezoned under the new categories of MFR and PFI.

Community Development Director Scott Woodford and Principal Planner Matthew Martin presented the rezone changes. They also presented findings on transportation. They found that the legislative rezoning of the properties to PF/I does not alter the long-term plans or needs identified within the city’s transportation plan.

The planning commission recommendation was that one lot be zoned as MFR with the potential for affordable housing, with the remaining six to be zoned as PF/I.

The city council voted to approve the comprehensive plan map and zoning map amendment to redesignate and rezone Heavenly Acres as proposed, concluding the public hearing on the matter.

The procedural next step in the project is to formerly adopt the ordinance which will come forward to the council on April 12 as a final adoption of the map and text amendments included in the comprehensive plan.


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