Three-city Stafford plan will face legal challenge

A three-city IGA approved earlier this year regarding future development of the rural Stafford area is being challenged at LUBA.

The West Linn City Council voted unanimously March 4 to participate in a Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) case that challenges the three-city intergovernmental agreement (IGA) regarding future Stafford area development that was finalized earlier this year between West Linn, Lake Oswego and Tualatin.

The new IGA states that no city can complete a concept plan or apply for urban growth boundary expansion into any part of Stafford until the state's I-205 widening project has been designed and fully funded, with construction scheduled to begin in two years or less. It further states that the portion of Stafford north of the Tualatin River cannot be concept planned or requested for UGB expansion for at least 10 years.