Urban Area Planning Commission

Purpose

The Grants Pass Urban Area Planning Commission (UAPC) is the advisory agency to the City Council for land use procedures as set forth in Article 7.045 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code.

The UAPC consists of eight members, four appointed by the City Council and confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners, and four appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and confirmed by the City Council.

The members must reside or own property within the Urban Growth Boundary and be residents of Josephine County, and shall generally represent the 4 wards of the City of Grants Pass and their future expansion North of the Rogue River, and the 3 geographic areas south of the Rogue River: Fruitdale, Harbeck and Redwood.

Responsibilities

The Urban Area Planning Commission has the authority:

  • To make a final decision on all land use matters requiring a Type III procedure
  • To make recommendations to the City Council or Board of County Commissioners on all land use matters requiring a Type IV procedure
  • When requested by the Board and Council, to make recommendations to the City Council and Board of County Commissioners on land use matters of joint deliberation requiring a Type V procedure.

Members

  • Gerard Fitzgerald (County), Chair
  • Jim Coulter (County), Vice Chair
  • Loree Arthur (City)
  • David Kellenbeck (City)
  • Clint Scherf (City)
  • Blair McIntire (County)
  • Dan McVay (County)
  • Jennifer Aviles (City)
  • Lora Glover, Staff Liaison
  • Barry Eames, Council Liaison

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  1. Accepting applications for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission

    Applications are still being accepted for a position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission due to an expired term. Read on...
  2. Accepting Applications for Urban Area Planning Commission

    Applications are still being accepted for two positions on the Urban Area Planning Commission due to vacancies. Read on...
  3. Accepting applications for Parks Advisory Board

    Applications are still being accepted for two positions on the Parks Advisory Board due to expiring terms. These are three-year appointments. Read on...
  4. Accepting applications for the Urban Tree Advisory Committee

    Applications are still being accepted for a position on the Urban Tree Advisory Committee due to a vacancy. The term expires September 30, 2021. Read on...
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