ARTICLE III: LAND USE DISTRICTSIII-265
385 – Private Use Airport Overlay District
385PRIVATE USE AIRPORT OVERLAY DISTRICT
The purpose of the Private Use Airport Overlay District is to recognize the locations of certain private use and privately owned public use airports and heliports and to provide for their continued operation and vitality consistent with state law. This Overlay District also recognizes the locations of and provides for the continued operation and vitality of public use airports not protected under ORS 836.610(1).
This Overlay District applies to the following private use airports: Apple Valley AP, Meyer’s Riverside AP, North Plains Gliderport, Olinger Strip, Sunset Airstrip, and to the life flight heliport at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, pursuant to ORS 836.608(2). This Overlay District additionally applies to Skyport, a public use airport.
385-3Continued Operation and Determination of Existing Uses
Operation of the following uses may be continued at their current levels as of the effective date of this ordinance (November 27, 2003) upon demonstration that the use existed at the airport at any time during 1996.
In response to requests for building permits or other expansions pursuant to Section 385-4 which may or may not otherwise require a Type II or Type III procedure, or in response to citizen complaints, the Review Authority may require a determination regarding the existence and level of a particular listed use in 1996. This determination of an existing use shall be based upon a review of evidence provided by the airport sponsor, and shall be processed via a Type II Procedure. This determination may be processed independently or concurrently with another Type II or Type III procedure.
A.Customary and usual aviation-related activities, including but not limited to takeoffs and landings; aircraft hangars and tie-downs; construction and maintenance of airport facilities; fixed based operator facilities; a residence for an airport caretaker or security officer; and other activities incidental to the normal operation of an airport. Except as provided in this ordinance, “customary and usual aviation-related activities” do not include residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing and other uses.
B.Air passenger and air freight services and facilities, at levels consistent with the classification and needs identified in the Oregon Department of Aviation Airport System Plan.
C.Emergency medical flight services, including activities, aircraft, accessory structures, and other facilities necessary to support emergency transportation for medical purposes. Emergency medical flight services include search and rescue operations but do not include hospitals, medical offices, medical labs, medical equipment sales, and other similar uses.
Date printed 11/27/09