CITY CODE ON RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CLARIFIED — Lake Oswego's Planning Commission met Aug. 11 to bring the Community Development Code into compliance with state regulations that require the city to provide "clear and objective approval standards" for housing developments. During this meeting, the commission proposed new subsections to city code sections on Building Design, the Downtown Redevelopment Design District, the West Lake Grove Design District, and the Old Town Neighborhood Design District.

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ISSUED — The city of Lake Oswego's Building Division issued one single-family residence structural permit for construction last week, for a site on Uplands Drive.

FARMERS MARKET HELPS FEED HUNGRY — The Farmers' Market and Lake Oswego Adult Community Center worked together Aug. 2 on "Meals on Wheels from Our Farms' Fields," a benefit for Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels. The effort earned three large boxes of produce and more than $480 for the program.

TEENS PAVE TRAILS — Fifteen volunteers with the Teen Service Corps re-graveled the trails at Canal Acres Park over the course of two days last week.

VOLUNTEERS GARDEN FOR MORE THAN 350 HOURS — Volunteers with the Community Gardeners program at Luscher Farm have donated more than 350 hours to farm programs so far this year, the city announced.

KING JOINS RESCUE TEAM — Former City Surveyor Jerry King has joined the Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue team, volunteering to help find lost or missing people throughout northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON B AVENUE — The Lake Oswego-Tigard Partnership has begun construction on two separate water projects along B Avenue. THe first, a stormwater system upgrade, got underway this week.

The upgraded is slated to take three to four months. Construction work is scheduled on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in compliance with city-approved construction hours.

During construction, only one block and one intersection of B Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic and street parking at a time. Pedestrian access and access to businesses will be maintained, and traffic detours will be in place.

A second project — installation of a new pipeline under B Avenue between State Street and Ninth Street — will begin in early 2015 and is expected to take up to three weeks per block. Both projects are expected to be completed by spring 2015.

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