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(1) This section applies to the following types of applications:

(a) Type II: Tentative subdivisions, tentative cluster subdivisions and design reviews, except tentative subdivisions that implement an approved tentative planned unit development;

(b) Type III: Only conditional use permits and tentative planned unit developments;

(c) Type IV applications that are not city-initiated;

(d) Metro Plan amendments that are not city-initiated.

(e) Within the /CL Clear Lake Overlay zone: development permits for a new building, change of use, building expansion that exceeds 25 percent of the existing building square footage on the development site, and land use applications (except Type I applications).

(2) Prior to the submittal of an application listed in subsection (1) above, the applicant shall host a meeting for the surrounding property owners. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a means for the applicant and surrounding property owners and residents to meet to review the proposal, share information and identify issues regarding the proposal. The applicant may consider whether to incorporate solutions to these issues prior to application submittal.

(3) The neighborhood/applicant meeting shall be held on a weekday evening, starting no earlier than 5:00 p.m. and starting no later than 7:00 p.m., or on a weekend no earlier than 10:00 a.m. and no later than 6:00 p.m., at a location within the city that is in, or is as close as practicable to, the boundaries of the city-recognized neighborhood association in which the proposal is located, if any.

(4) If the subject property is located within the boundaries of a city-recognized neighborhood association, the applicant must contact the applicable neighborhood association by registered or certified mail, proposing three possible dates and times for the meeting. The neighborhood association should reply to the applicant within 14 days and specify on which of the proposed three suggested dates the meeting should be held. If the neighborhood association does not reply to the applicant’s letter within 14 days, the applicant may schedule the neighborhood meeting on any one of the three proposed dates without further delay.

(5) The applicant shall mail notice of the meeting:

(a) At least 14 days and no more than 28 days prior to the meeting;

(b) To:

1. Owners and occupants of properties:

a. within 300 feet of the subject property for Type II and IV applications (except as provided below in subsection (5)(b)1.b.); or

b. within 500 feet of the subject property for Type III applications, Metro Plan amendments, and development permits and land use applications listed in subsection (1)(e), above;

2. Any city-recognized neighborhood associations whose boundaries are within 300 feet of the subject property;

3. The city planning director;

4. The city engineer; and

5. For applications within the /CL Clear Lake Overlay Zone, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, Lane County Public Health Department, and the City’s Toxics Right-to-Know program; and

(c) That states the date, time and location of the meeting and briefly discusses the nature and location of the proposal.

(6) Failure of a property owner or occupant to receive notice shall not invalidate the neighborhood/applicant meeting procedure.

(7) The applicant shall post notice of the meeting by posting a waterproof sign on the subject property at least 14 days before the meeting. The notice, containing the information described in (5)(c) above, shall be supplied by the applicant.

(8) The applicant shall provide the proposed site plan at the meeting for review.

(9) The applicant shall prepare and keep meeting notes identifying the major points that were discussed and expressed, and a sign-in sheet identifying the persons attending.

(10) The applicant is required to hold one meeting prior to submitting an application for a specific site, but may hold additional meetings if desired.

(11) If an applicant fails to include in its application the materials described in EC 9.7010, the application shall be deemed incomplete.

(12) Applications shall be submitted to the city within 180 days of the neighborhood/applicant meeting. If an application is not submitted in this time frame, or if the site plan submitted with the application does not substantially conform to the site plan provided at the meeting, the applicant shall be required to hold a new neighborhood/applicant meeting.

(Section 9.7007 adopted by Ordinance No. 20417, enacted August 11, 2008, effective July 7, 2009; amended by Ordinance No. 20460, enacted July 12, 2010, effective August 14, 2010; Ordinance No. 20584, enacted July 17, 2017, effective August 24, 2017; and Ordinance No. 20679, enacted November 30, 2022, effective January 1, 2023.)