Proposal Rock Appeal

Date: May 11, 2018
Categories: Project Updates

In 2004, BORA Architects contracted with Winterbrook to prepare a natural resource inventory for South Beach Cove in Neskowin – the primary feature was the coastal wetland shown above.  

In 2015, Tillamook County adopted the Neskowin Coastal Hazards Overlay Zone for this area.  A few days before adoption, Seabreeze Associates submitted a woefully incomplete application for a nine-lot subdivision that would have destroyed most of the wetland. Working largely on a pro bono basis, Winterbrook opposed the subdivision based on existing local and state regulations.  Although Tillamook County Board approved the development in 2016,  BORA successfully appealed the County’s decision to LUBA, which reversed the County’s decision. 

Winterbrook was gratified to learn the Oregon Court of Appeals recently upheld LUBA’s decision.  (291 Or App 537_2018)