June 21, 1989
The City of Wilsonville, concerned about sewage and water runoff, appealed a county land-use decision to allow an RV campground on 45 acres on the north end of Wilsonville. Wilsonville Mayor John Ludlow testified that the campground would hinder future commercial/industrial development in the area. The property owner agreed to install a metered run-off outlet and a gravel filter sewage system and screen the campground from the road with berms and vegetation.
An adjoining property owner and representative from Mentor Graphics also testified regarding their opposition to the park.
A consultant for the property owner was quoted as saying "Regardless what happens we see this RV park as a transitional use – it can be put in now and taken out later when the area is rezoned industrial."
(Editor's note: Pheasant Ridge RV Park still located on Elligsen Road today. )