Oregon Topics: Land Use
Oregon's internationally recognized system of land use planning is at once comprehensive, complex, and controversial. The passage of Measure 37 in 2004 created shockwaves that reverberated through the system for years. More recent, critics have claimed that land use restrictions have contributed to affordability issues related to buying or renting housing in Oregon cities.
The following links include state and local agencies as well as interest groups and general planning resources.
Oregon Blue Book
(includes contact information, agency history, records retention schedules, budgets, and records held by the Oregon State Archives)
Local planning departments