Stretching city limits
Woodburn grew by about 25 acres in February.
During its Monday, Feb. 25, meeting Woodburn City Council approved an annexation proposal by Emerio Design, which added 24.65 acres immediately adjacent to Centennial Park into the city limits. The acreage abuts the park's western border and is within the Woodburn Urban Growth Boundary.
Emerio Design did not submit any development plans for the site, which is zoned for single-family residential housing. The applicant did furnish a conceptual plan to the council.
A spokesman for Emerio Design who was at the meeting said his "ball-park guess" of the number of housing units that could be constructed in a development is about 350.