DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (JAN. 7): The DRC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). On the agenda: the continuation of a public hearing to discuss the construction of a new Lakeridge Junior High School. Among the requests:
-- A Development Review Permit for the new building;
-- A Conditional Use Permit to increase the number of classrooms to 44 from the existing 35 and increase the capacity of the school to accommodate up to 1,100 students (current enrollment is 867 students);
-- A request for a Major Variance to City code, which requires buildings located on sites with multiple frontages and adjacent to a transit street to have a public entrance within 30 feet of the transit street; and
-- Removal of 70 trees to accommodate the project.
DRC commissioners have also asked for an updated traffic simulation over a three-hour time period, including additional mitigation options, and information about the potential preservation of eight trees. Details: www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_drc/development-review-commission-166.
FIRST TUESDAY MUSIC (JAN. 8): The Big North Duo — Christian McKee (vocals and mandolin) and Paul Prato (bass) — returns to the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.) at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a concert featuring a toe-tapping mix of blues, country and swing. The show is free and open to all ages.
PINTS FROM THE PAST: THE PIG WAR (JAN. 8): Prof. Stephen Dow Beckham will talk about "The Pig War," a confrontation between the United States and Great Britain between 1859 and 1871 in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound, during a special "Pints from the Past" presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake Theater & Cafe (106 N. State St.). The killing of a pig erupted into an international dispute that brought naval ships and army troops to occupy San Juan Island before it was resolved with arbitration by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Prussia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; admission is free and tickets are not required.
HISTORIC RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD (JAN. 9): HRAB will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Details: www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_hrab/historic-resources-advisory-board-75.
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD (JAN. 9): The Library Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.)> Details: www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_lab/library-advisory-board-77.
CITY COUNCIL OPEN HOUSE (JAN. 10): Share your ideas for 2019 in advance of the City Council's upcoming goal-setting retreat at an open house scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Lake Oswego Public Golf Course (17525 Stafford Road).
BOONES FERRY ROAD PROJECT (JAN. 10): View street designs up close, meet the designers and ask questions at a Boones Ferry Road Project open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Lake Oswego Maintenance Center (17601 Pilkington Road). Construction is expected to begin in mid-2019 on the project, which will include street improvements between Madrona Street and Oakridge Road. For more information or to sign-up for e-newsletters, visit www.boonesferryproject.org or call 503-697-6573.
— The Review
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