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Astoria parks master plan goes to City Council

A final draft master plan for the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department calls for a systemwide maintenance plan, reflecting public disappointment with conditions and upkeep at sites under the department’s care. “Many comments collected during surveys and public meetings identified maintenance of existing park and facilities as a top priority, and that acceptable maintenance levels should be achieved before planning for any new development,” the master plan reads.

Citizens asked to help plan Scappoose's recreational future

A community dialog about recreational land in Scappoose will continue this Saturday, April 16, when the city hosts a parks planning workshop at City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. The public workshop is part of an effort to create a parks master plan for the city of Scappoose. The city doesn't have a parks and recreation department, but it now has the next best thing.

Outback Food Initiative plans possible community gardens

Outback Food Initiative (OFI) held its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 24, reviewing the scion exchange held during Irish Days and detailing possible locations for a planned community garden.

Pendleton Planning Commission approves 100-unit apartment complex

The people responsible for the Pendleton Heights housing development have set their sights higher. The Pendleton Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a plat modification that will accommodate a 100-unit apartment complex, instead of the 40 townhouses that were originally planned. When Jivanjee Circosta Architecture initially pitched Pendleton Heights, the plan was to build 72 townhouses on land east of Olney Cemetery.

RARE AmeriCorps Applications NOW AVAILABLE!

Are you interested in community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning? Does your organization have community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning projects that you do not have resources to complete?  If so, you should consider applying to the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program. 



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