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Community Development (2022-23)
Goal# Goal Title Goal Type Goal Progress Goal Text Status Updates V2040 Strategies Objectives  
51 Establish a set of land use regulations and incentives to complement the Transportation System Plan update and facilitate revitalization of the US 101 / 20 corridors, including the City Center area. 2-5 Years In Process 2020-21: Includes rework of zoning along the US 101/US 20 corridors to complement desired street improvements identified in the TSP. May include provisions to support additional density and mixed-use live work arrangements. Incentives to include development of an urban renewal funded building facade improvement program. Concept vetted with ODOT/DLCD staff, who indicated that project would be a good fit for TGM grant funding. Pre-app held in March but grant application was not filed due to pandemic related delays to the TSP update. 2021-22: Grant application to fund this work was submitted in June of 2021 and was approved in October. Scope of work is being developed for IGA and consulting contract. IGA to be presented to Council before the end of 2021. Consultant to be under contract by March of 2022. 2022-23: Consultant RFP prepared and issued. Process administered by ODOT. Responder proposals reviewed, scored, and preferred consultant team selected 11/30/22. Negotiating contract.2023-24: Consultants expected to be under contract by March of 2023, with business outreach and advisory committee work extending into early to mid part of FY 23/24. Outcomes from the revitalization plan should be known, if not fully adopted, by the end of the fiscal year. A3 A4 A5 A6 F4 
429 Coordinate with funding partners to get consultants under contract and initiate project. In Process
644 Conduct business outreach and recruit advisory committee. In Process
645 Develop draft updates to the Citys codes to support downtown redevelopment. Not Started
646 Create framework for an urban renewal funded business facade improvement program. Not Started
 
53 Implement Parking Study recommendations adopted by the City Council. 2-5 Years In Process 2021-22: City is recruiting to empanel the Parking advisory Committee. Applications due by 11/30/21. City Council to interview candidates and make appointments in December. Committee will assist staff with Bayfront meter roll out as initial project. Non-meter options for Nye Beach will also be evaluated.2022-23: Advisory Committee has been recruited. RFP issued mid-November and closed January 12th. Committee reviewed five proposals and is scheduling interviews with the two finalists. New target for implementation is 6/1/23. Draft ordinance changes are being developed.2023-24: Implementation of a demand management solution along the Bayfront should be complete towards the end of FY 22/23. Conversation in FY 23/24 will turn to Nye Beach and parking permit and other "non-meter" options for managing parking in the neighborhood. A14 C1 C8 
261 Recruit and empanel a Parking Advisory Committee to provide recommendations to policymakers and staff regarding city parking policy and programs. Completed
262 Initiate refinements to the Historic Nye Beach Design Review Overlay, as needed. Not Started
263 Prepare a Request for Proposals for installation of meters and related improvements (target spring 2021 for implementation). Completed
264 Develop draft ordinance changes to lift Bayfront off-street parking standards that serve as an impediment to development/redevelopment (to be implemented concurrent with metering). In Process
430 Initiate discussions with Nye Beach businesses on alternatives for managing parking in a sustainable manner. Not Started
 
54 Facilitate Provision of Additional Housing Opportunities within the City Ongoing In Process 2020-21: Committee formed to assist staff and policymakers with developing a framework for distribution of affordable housing CET funds. That work should be complete spring/summer of 2021. HB 2001 amendments are in draft form and will be adopted by the end of FY 20/21 as required by state law.2021-22: Skinny street standards and adjustments to City exaction requirements are being developed as part of the TSP update with adoption anticipated in February/March of 2022. 2022-23: Skinny street standards adopted into the Municipal Code with TSP amendments. Exaction requirements reduced proportionally. Work on a shelter site is ongoing.2023-24: Housing Production Strategy that is currently being developed should be adopted by Council by the end of FY 22/23. Implementation of priority strategies to begin in FY 23/24. Oregon legislature is likely to approve legislation in the 2023 session that will need to be implemented, and efforts will ramp up on establishing a low-barrier shelter. A2 A6 A7 
265 Incorporate "skinny" public street options into subdivision and zoning ordinances to reduce costs that may be an impediment to development. Completed
266 Adjust exaction requirements to ensure they are equitable, particularly for small scale residential projects. Completed
267 Initiate refinements to the Historic Nye Beach Design Review Overlay, as needed. Not Started
269 Assist policy-makers in identifying a location and, in the permitting of, an overnight homeless shelter. In Process
 
57 Partner with DOGAMI and DLCD on Tsunami Resiliency Initiatives Ongoing In Process 2020-21: Tsunami Hazard Overlay adopted with Ord #2166. City was originally going to match funding with DLCD for beach access resiliency assessment. City funding had to be pulled due to budget reductions. DLCD was able to fully fund with City providing technical support. Scope of work prepared and consultant hired. Assessment work started 2/21.2021-22: Beach access assessment has been completed.2022-23: Have yet to identify a suitable funding opportunity. Assisting DOGAMI on a project evaluating the efficacy of tsunami vertical evacuation in high priority coastal communities.2023-24: Continue to pursue grant funding for improvements of this nature. A13 E5 F4 
647 Pursue grant funding to implement beach access resiliency recommendations. In Process
 
58 Initiate work on HB 2003 Mandated Housing Needs and Buildable Lands Update 2-5 Years In Process 2021-22: HB 2003 (2019) requires Citys update their housing needs and buildable lands inventories more frequently, with supplemental outreach and more robust analysis, including a set of housing production strategies. The state has included Newport in the initial round of communities required to update plans beginning in FT 2021-22. DLCD has requested technical assistance funding, which if approved by the legislature will likely result in 75% or more of the costs being grant eligible. Work will be informed by the 2020 census. 2022-23: Consultant selected, committee formed, and project is well underway. Draft HCA complete and adoption process initiated. Housing Production Strategy is being developed with Advisory Committee. A2 A7 A9 A14 F4 
448 Develop an RFP, select a consultant(s) through a competitive review process, and initiate work on the project. Completed
648 Recruit project advisory committee. Completed
649 Develop adoption ready housing capacity analysis and production strategy. In Process
 
59 Support Development of STR Ordinance Implementation Work Group Recommendations Ongoing Completed 2021-22: Work group was created by the City Council to observe implementation of the Citys updated short-term rental regulations adopted with Ord. #2144 (2019) and provide recommendations for further revisions. The group was to be empaneled for 12-months however, their term was extended an additional 24-months due to the pandemic. 2022-23: Work Group made final report tot he City Council in the fall, along with a package of recommended code revisions. Code amendments referred to Planning Commission with hearing 1/9/23. Commission directed back to work session with second hearing scheduled for 2/13/23. A8 A9 F1 F4 
449 Assist Work Group in understanding how City Administration implements ordinance implementation through the summer of 2021 via a series of quarterly meetings. Completed
450 Provide the Work Group with requested information and options for addressing identified issues. Completed
451 Develop ordinance amendments or potential administrative procedural changes at the request of the Work Group for presentation to the City Council. Completed
 
60 Assist BLM and FHWA on Lighthouse Drive Transportation Study 2-5 Years In Process 2021-22: Project has been initiate by BLM/FHWA. Study is assessing potential access improvements to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, with an emphasis on bike/pedestrian enhancements. Work expected to extend through the fiscal year, positioning City for Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant application in 2022-23 to pay for needed improvements. Viable source of funding for Lighthouse Drive bike/ped improvements, upgrades to Lighthouse Drive and US 101 intersection, trail connections to Agate Beach and the wayside, and a portion of a Lighthouse to Lighthouse trail connection. FLAP grant was submitted earlier than anticipated, in October of 2021, while study is ongoing. If approved, funding will be available in FY 24-25. 2022-23: Study completed and adopted into Newport Comprehensive Plan (Ord #2204) 11/7/22. Notified that $5.9 million in FLAP funds awarded for project. Awaiting funding agreement from FHWA.2023-24: City received notice that FHWA selected the project for funding, and is now awaiting appropriation and development of a project agreement to set timing for design. There should be an opportunity for community engagement on preliminary design concepts in FY 23/24. A10 A11 B2 F4 
452 Assist BLM, FHWA, ODOT, and consulting team with development of study, including background data and recommendations from Newport TSP Update and public outreach. Completed
453 Provide feedback to BLM/FHWA regarding community priorities for infrastructure investment and incorporate recommendations as an amendment to the Newport TSP. Completed
650 Incorporate recommendations into City TSP. Completed
651 Coordinate with BLM/FHWA on project refinement of Lighthouse to Lighthouse trail connection if FLAP funds are awarded (2024/25 federal funding cycle). In Process
 
61 Facilitate Acquisition of Additional Land in Big Creek Watershed 2-5 Years In Process 2021-22: City Council has expressed an interest in acquiring additional land within the Big Creek watershed to secure the Citys water supply. Seed money will come from the sale of an easement to Central Lincoln PUD for a new high-voltage line over the city reservoirs. The high-voltage line will provide a redundant power feed to the City, improving resiliency. The easement conveyance has been completed. City is pursuing an OWEB grant to complete a forest management plan within the Big Creek Watershed. An initial application received a "do fund" recommendation from OWEB staff however, they lacked resources to fund all of the applications. A second grant application was submitted in November. If it is approved, the funding will be available in April. Developing a forest management plan is often a first step toward acquiring property. The OWEB application was submitted in partnership with Oregon Coast Community Forest Association (OCCFA), Sustainable Northwest, Hancock Forest Management, and others.2022-23: City fully funded the project and work is to begin spring of 2023.2023-24: Project is funded and will likely begin in earnest in FY 23/24. A13 B1 B6 
456 Contact ownership interests within the watershed to ascertain interest in participating in land sales and/or exchanges. In Process
457 Consult with OCCFA and Sustainable Northwest and prepare application to secure USDA, OWEB or other grant funds to supplement city resources for land acquisition. In Process
652 Initiate Big Creek Watershed Forest Assessment if OWEB grant application is approved (April 2022 award timeframe). Not Started
 
62 Yaquina Bay Estuary Management Plan Update 2-5 Years In Process 2021-22: DLCD funded project with $220,000 NOAA grant. Estuary Management Plan governs in-water development and natural resource mitigation and enhancement activities within the bay. City staff to serve a support role, serving on a steering committee, and providing contract6or with background information to inform development of the plan. Once the plan is adopted, City would update its estuary management regulations (last amended in the 1980s). Effort could simplify in-water permitting processes, and will help shoreland property owners better understand estuary resource preservation and enhancement objectives. Includes a climate adaptation element. Plan to be completed spring/summer of 2022. DLCD has hired a consultant and the taskforce has held an initial meeting.2022-23: Continuing to participate on taskforce and have provided policy making bodies with updates. Group is still working through a potential package of estuary plan amendments. DLCD secured new funding from NOAA for an Estuarine Resilience Action Plans for Lincoln and Lane Counties. The Lincoln County piece will build upon this work.2023-24: Given the pace of this planning effort, it is likely that recommendations for policy and code changes will be taken up by the Commission and Council in FY 23/24. B6 C1 C5 F4 F7 
458 Participate on taskforce to update the plan, providing technical expertise and background data relevant to portions of the estuary within the city limits of Newport. In Process
459 Conduct work sessions with City policy-making bodies to keep them informed of the proposed amendments, and assist DLCD with public outreach. In Process
460 Initiate updates to the estuary management chapter of the Newport Comprehensive Plan and Corresponding chapter of the zoning ordinance. Not Started
 
63 Update Newport Unsafe Building Codes 2-5 Years Not Started 2021-22: Sync nuisance and unsafe building code provisions in the Municipal Code to create streamlined and equitable process for abating dangerous buildings, including those damaged by landslides or other natural events. 2022-23: Work has not yet been started.2023-24: Will assess opportunities to resource this effort so that work can begin in FY 23/24. E5 
461 Coordinate with Police Departments Code Enforcement staff and State Building Codes Division to develop draft amendments. Not Started
462 Conduct work sessions with policymakers to review amendments and update based upon feedback. Not Started
463 Initiate ordinance amendment process. Not Started
 
64 Identify Funding Partnerships for TSP Project Priorities 2-5 Years In Process 2022-23: Applied for Safe Routes to Schools grant in partnership with ODOT to improve bike/ped facilities along NE Harney, from US 20 to NE 7th. State to concurrently improve US 20/Moore/Harney intersection. Received notice that Citys grant request was approved for $1.3 million. Total project cost to be a little more than $2.1 million. Council authorized staff to execute a grant agreement. Design to occur late 2023 with construction summer/fall of 2024. To be paired with an ODOT intersection improvement at US 20/Moore that is to be implemented by the state in 2025. A3 A10 A11 A15 A16 
653 Coordinate with ODOT, private developers, and other potential partners to identify joint funding opportunities. In Process
 
65 Implement Recommendations from US 101 Corridor Refinement Plan Ongoing In Process 2022-23: Council adopted code audit recommendations with Ordinance #2196, 11-7-22. Work on urban renewal projects is ongoing. Island annexation to proceed in spring.2023-24: Continue to position remaining urban renewal projects so that funding can be committed by the end of 2025. Island annexation process to extend into FY 23/24. A1 A3 
654 Update the Citys development codes in line with the recommendations from the code audit. Completed
659 Advance priority urban renewal projects. In Process
660 Initiate annexation of unincorporated islands in South Beach. In Process
 

Council Assigned Goals (2022-23)

Goal# Goal Title Goal Type Goal Progress Goal Text Status Updates V2040 Strategies Objectives  
3 Prepare the North Side Transportation Plan in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Transportation Ongoing In Process A5 A10 A11 
45 Develop a strategic plan for the revitalization of the City's central business district. CDD In Process
46 Identify in the planning process a gathering spot as part of the City Center revitalized strategies CDD In Process
 
4 Increase supplies of affordable and workforce housing, including rentals for the community Ongoing In Process A2 A14 
50 Develop bilingual educational materials to promote and encourage homeowners to consider building accessory dwellings on their principal homestead properties as allowed by law. CDD In Process
 
7 Acquire property in the Big Creek Reservoir watershed Ongoing Not Started A1 
526 Develop a watershed management plan that identifies property acquisition needs. CDD Not Started
 
15 Develop opportunities for buildable lands and utilization of existing structures for creating new businesses and jobs. Ongoing In Process C3 C4 
74 Update the Citys commercial/industrial buildable lands inventory CDD Not Started
373 Develop a plan for the repurposing at the South Beach URA property. CDD Completed
 
20 Implement recommendations from the Homelessness Task Force Ongoing In Process E7 
392 Determine the impact of affordable housing on homelessness. CDD In Process
541 Identify areas where campsites would be permitted in the city with portable toilets and garbage disposal. CDD In Process
 
85 Promote the development of Neighborhood Associations Ongoing Not Started F4 
561 Consider funding to support staffing and financial support for neighborhood associations in the 2022-2023 budget. CDD Not Started
 
75 Establish a trolley to move visitors, employees, and residents between Nye Beach, the Bayfront and Downtown 2-5 Years In Process A16 
524 Evaluate information that was compiled in the parking study and report findings to the City Council. CDD Completed