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Committee wants to update zoning at former mill site

February 20, 2019
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<p style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &amp;quot;Helvetica Neue&amp;quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">A Newberg citizens committee has advised city staff to move forward with changes to the zoning of WestRock land within the city limits to allow other uses, despite WestRock's preference to leave the site alone.</p>

<p style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &amp;quot;Helvetica Neue&amp;quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">The Riverfront Master Plan Citizens Advisory Committee met Tuesday night and were presented with two alternatives to the original 2002 plan.</p>

<p style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &amp;quot;Helvetica Neue&amp;quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">The two alternatives were labeled D and E, with D reflecting the wishes of WestRock – owners of the now-defunct mill site – to leave the entirety of the site zoned heavy industrial with little or no public access on the property. Additionally, there would be an open space buffer on the east side of South River Street to separate the industrial area. </span></p>

<p style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &amp;quot;Helvetica Neue&amp;quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><a href="https://pamplinmedia.com/nbg/142-news/420427-324604-committee-wants-to-update-zoning-at-former-mill-site">Read more here</a></p>