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.

No more than two voting members of the commission may engage principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit as individuals, or be members of any partnership, or officers or employees of any corporation, that engages principally in the buying, selling or development of real estate for profit. No more than two members shall be engaged in the same kind of occupation, business, trade or profession (ORS 227).

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

  • Susan Tokarz-Krauss (County)
  • Mark Collier (County), Vice Chair
  • Clint Scherf (County)
  • Vacant (County)

  • Eric Heesacker (City), Chair 
  • Loree Arthur (City)
  • Jennifer Aviles (City)
  • L. Ward Nelson (City)
  • Bradley Clark, Staff Liaison

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  1. Accepting applications for Committee on Public Art

    Applications are being accepted for a position on Committee on Public Art, (CoPA) Read on...
  2. Accepting applications for Historical Building and Sites Commission

    Applications are being accepted for a position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission, (HBSC). This position is for a citizen at large. Read on...
  3. Accepting applications for Budget Committee

    Applications are being accepted for 2 positions on the Budget Committee. Read on...
  4. Accepting applications for Sustainability and Energy Taskforce

    Applications are being accepted for nine positions on the new Sustainability and Energy Action Taskforce. Read on...
  5. Accepting applications for Collaborative Economic Development Committee

    Applications are being accepted for a position on the Collaborative Economic Development Committee (CEDC) do to a resignation. Read on...
  6. Accepting applications for Housing Advisory Committee

    Applications are still being accepted for a position on the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) due to an expired term. Read on...
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Application

  1. Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.

    Open Positions

    Apply for Budget Committee - Special Qualifications: Residents and electors of City of Grants Pass.  Seek diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community - fill out and submit online by January 21, 2022

    Apply for Committee on Public Art - fill out and submit online by January 7, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - fill out and submit online by January 7, 2022

    Apply for Housing Advisory Committee - Special Qualifications: Renter in the low- to moderate-income category - fill out and submit online by December 13, 2021

    Apply for Collaborative Economic Development Committee - fill out and submit online by December 17, 2021