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The city will hold a public hearing and welcomes comments from community members as part of the process.

PMG SCREENSHOT - Molalla's enterprise zone map shows the current existing zone (green), proposed expansion within the city  (blue) and proposed expansion within the urban growth boundary (yellow).

The City of Molalla is looking to re-designate and expand its current enterprise zone. The city will hold a public hearing to allow input on the process at its next council meeting on May 25 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held in person at the Molalla Civic Center and livestreamed on the city's Facebook page at Molalla City Council Meetings — Live. Written comments will be accepted until 4 p.m. on May 25 and can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Molalla enterprise zone," or dropped off at the civic center during business hours.

The enterprise zone does not impact underlying property zoning and there are no costs to the property owner or tenants. Enterprise zoning incentivizes businesses to expand within the zone and create employment opportunities. New investments, including building construction, improvements and equipment, receive a three to five year tax exemption.

A letter was sent May 17 to property owners within the current and proposed enterprise zone. The city is proposing expansion of the enterprise zone both within city limits and the urban growth boundary. The letter included a map of the proposed zone expansion along with a flyer from Clackamas County's economic development department, which manages Molalla's enterprise zone, outlining criteria for qualifying projects.

More information can be found in the letter to property owners sent by the city.


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