Floodplain Code Modernization Project

Please be advised that the Planning Commission continued the May 12, 2020 public hearing to June 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Lane County Planning Commission will be hosting their meetings via webinar. As an audience participant, your phone or audio will be automatically muted, however, the Planning Commission will be providing the opportunity for speakers during the public comment portion of the public hearing. During the public comment portion of the meeting, staff will call out names from a pre-arranged list. When their name is called, their microphone will be unmuted and they will be given a specified amount of time for their public comment. Please contact Rachel Serslev prior to the meeting, if you wish to provide public comment, otherwise you will not be called upon.

To call into the meeting (audio only):

Call in for muted attendees: +1 (213) 929-4212 Access Code: 773-930-360


To register to watch the meeting to go this link (view powerpoint slides)


To request to participate in the public comment portion of the meeting by either phone or web, please contact Rachel Serslev at Rachel.Serslev@lanecountyor.gov or 541-682-6903.If you do not have access to a computer with a microphone and you would like to provide verbal testimony, please contact staff for other accommodations.


At the Direction of the Board of Commissioners, the Land Management Division (LMD) has initiated a multi-year work program to update the land use elements of Lane Code. Under the Code Modernization Project (CMP) several separate but related text amendments to Lane Code will be proposed. This website is for amendments to Lane Code 16.244, the Floodplain Combining Zone (/FP, RCP) and to Lane Code 16.271, the Floodplain Combining District (/FP).

The purpose of this website is share information about this project. All documents, meeting notices and other materials related to the project will posted as they are made available.

Staff provided an update to the Board of County Commissioners on December 3, 2019 to inform them on the results of the public engagement events that occurred in October of 2019. The Board directed staff to move forward with the code amendment process, which involves holding public hearing with the Lane County Planning Commission.

A summary of the material presented to the Board can be accessed here: https://www.lanecounty.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3585797/File/Government/BCC/2019/2019_AGENDAS/061119agenda/T.12.B.pdf  

A webcast of the presentation to the Board can be accessed here:

Staff have drafted an amended code based on direction from the Board of County Commissioners and with assistance from the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The amended code will be presented to the Lane County Planning Commission at a work session on March 3, 2020 and at a work session and public hearing on March 24, 2020. Please note that work sessions are intended to inform the Commissioners on the background and details of the proposal.  The public may attend this work session, however, public input must be received at a public hearing or in writing prior to the public hearing.

See the sections below for project documents and the official public notice documents.

Project Materials:
Staff Contacts
Rachel Serslev
Project Manager
Planner, CFM
Deanna Wright
Associate Planner, CFM 

Jared Bauder
Planner, CFM

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