Planning Division

I would like to welcome you to the Planning Division's web page.  My name is Michael Boquist and I am the City Planner for the City of La Grande.  The Planning Division oversees all Land Use standards that relate to Residential, Commercial and Industrial development within La Grande and its Urban Growth Boundary.  The Planning Division also serves as the support staff for the City Council, Planning Commission and Landmarks Commission.

I hope that you have a positive experience using this web page and are able to find the information you need.  The web page is designed to be an extension of our office and provides many of the same resources that are available at the Planning Division counter.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.

To help you better navigate this site, I have provided several quick links to commonly requested information.  If you are having difficulty finding something specific, there is an excellent search engine at the upper right corner of each page.  It works especially well when searching City Code sections.  Just type in a key word or two and press "Go."

2018 LAND USE CODE AMENDMENTS

The City of La Grande is in the process of making significant changes to its land use regulations which govern the various uses and activities that may occur on properties within the City of La Grande and its Urban Growth Boundary.  Please follow this link to learn more.

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Ordinances & Resolutions
Ordinances & Resolutions
  • Land Development Code
  • Downtown Historic District Standards
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Annexation Ordinance

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Maps

The Planning Division maintains several maps that are used for managing a variety of land use issues within the City.  Maps available on-line include zoning, flood plain, potential wetlands, historic district, plus others. 

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION

Planning Commission meeting agendas and meeting minutes.  Occasionally, applications under consideration by the Commission may be available on-line through this link.

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Application Forms For Download
October 8, 2015
Marijuana Related Businesses - Banned
Marijuana Related Businesses - Banned

By Ordinance of the City of La Grande City Council, all marijuana related facilities are banned or prohibited from locating and operating within the City of La Grande.  This includes the establishment and operation of new medical marijuana processing sites, medical marijuana dispensaries, recreational marijuana producers, recreational marijuana processors, recreational marijuana wholesalers and recreational marijuana retailers.

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RESIDENTIAL BEEKEEPING & LIVESTOCK
RESIDENTIAL BEEKEEPING & LIVESTOCK

The City of La Grande is considering adopting new regulations to support urban livestock and beekeeping.  Through this link you can view the proposed livestock and beekeeping regulations and access the Best Practices Guide to Residential Beekeeping published by the Oregon State University Extension Service.

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Resource Links

This page provides links to websites of other Agencies that you might find useful when looking for property ownership, County Assessor maps, and State laws on a variety of issues and topics.

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