Marion County Planning Division
The Planning Division is responsible for administering the Marion County Comprehensive Plan and implementing land use regulations for all unincorporated areas of the county. Staff assist the Marion County Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission and Hearings Officers with review of land use regulations. This office also processes a variety of land use applications and coordinates county land use policy with cities, other counties, and state agencies.
Our goal in maintaining this website is to facilitate access to information which is specific to the Marion County land use and zoning process. Although every effort is made to keep all information current, please contact the office for confirmation of all information before taking action.
Bi-Mart Country Music Festival Mass Gathering Application
The public hearing held on December 20, 2017, before the Marion County Hearings Officer on the conditional use portion of the Bi-Mart Country Music Festival application, has been continued to February 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Senator Hearing Room at Courthouse Square located at 555 Court St. NE, Salem.
For more information about the application or the hearing, contact Brandon Reich, Senior Planner, Marion County Planning at 503-566-4175 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit written comments until 5:00 p.m. on February 20, 2018 by electronic mail to email@example.com or by mail to Marion County Planning, 5155 Silverton Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Written comments may also be submitted at the hearing on February 21st.
Willamette Country Music Festival Application Submittal
Letter Modifying Application to 30,000 Attendees
Notice of Public Hearing
Staff Recommendation to Hearings Officer (memorandum)
Agency comments received by December 7, 2017
Agency comments received December 8 - 19, 2017
Exhibits from December 20, 2017 Public Hearing
Oversized exhibits (2) from December 20, 2017 Public Hearing
Sign-in Sheet from December 20, 2017 Public Hearing
Written Comments Submitted by the General Public
Written comments received December 20, 2017
Written comments received December 14 - 19, 2017
Written comments received December 8-13, 2017
Written comments received December 1 - 7, 2017
Written comments received on or prior to November 30, 2017
Traffic Plan Submitted by Applicant (as of December 5, 2017) and Agency Comments
Willamette Country Music Festival Traffic Plan
Marion County Comments on Traffic Plan
ODOT Comments on Traffic Plan
Ordinance Adopted on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)
On December 20, 2017, the Marion County Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance #1382, allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in urban growth boundary areas of Marion County, outside city limits. This brochure summarizes the new regulations.
For more information, contact Planning staff.