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Community Development Department moving from its rented offices on Molalla Avenue to a site owned by the city on Warner Parrott Road

Oregon City's Community Development Department is moving from its rented offices on Molalla Avenue to a site owned by the city on Warner Parrott Road.

The department will temporarily locate its offices at City Hall, 625 Center St., where hours will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17-19.

PHOTO COURTESY: KRISTIN BROWN - Oregon City's Community Development Department will reopen at its new Warner Parrott Road offices on Monday, April 23.Community Development offices will be closed for moving Friday, April 20, and the department plans to reopen Monday, April 23, at its new location, 698 Warner Parrott Road.

Community Development staffs Oregon City's planning and building functions that work on reviewing various permits. Building inspectors are expecting to conduct their work normally throughout the moving process.

Community Development is moving to an annex of the former Mt. Pleasant Elementary School property, which Oregon City purchased from the school district for $1.8 million in 2014. Oregon City voters last September approved a plan to finance the $20 million OCPD project through revenue bonds to be paid off through a $6.50-per-month utility fee being charged to all city ratepayers.

Next year the city plans to raze the main school building to make way for construction of a new police station. City officials look forward to significant savings by moving Community Development to this property owned by the city, since Oregon City had been paying $11,590 a month to rent the department's extra offices on Molalla Avenue.

Community Development's regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The department can be reached at 503-722-3789.

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