Colwood moves toward rezoning
Representative Don Goldberg of the Trust for Public Land says that his non-profit has officially applied for rezoning, and a Comprehensive Plan amendment, to change 48 acres of Colwood Golf Course at 7313 N.E. Columbia Blvd. from Open Space to Industrial. When this is accomplished they would buy the property, sell the rezoned land north of Northeast Cornfoot Road (possibly to the Port of Portland, which has expressed interest in it for potential future expansion of Portland International Airport), and keep the remaining 90 acres in permanent open space. So far city staff has called the submittal “incomplete” for lack of needed information, a not uncommon occurrence with very large and complex applications. Once complete, the process will involve public hearings before a city Hearings Officer and then City Council.