Sherwood growth undecided

Regional leaders debate over the inclusion of Sherwood land in urban growth boundaries.

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As the “Core 4” (the three Portland-area counties and Metro) prepare to approve which land to include in the urban growth boundary, some land in Sherwood remains undecided.

While Sherwood had identified more than 500 acres for future development, the land did not make it onto the Clackamas County map being considered this week.

Such a designation wouldn’t prohibit Metro from including the area in a future urban growth boundary expansion, but would make the process much more difficult and contentious, particularly if land in the urban reserve hasn’t been used up.

Sherwood Mayor Keith Mays said the decision to declare the land undesignated, after earlier proposals called for its inclusion in the urban reserve, perplexed him. “Certainly, Sherwood is disappointed with how our aspirations are reflected in Clackamas County,” Mays said.

Read the full story at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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