First off please accept my deepest gratitude for your efforts to protect each other during this unprecedented situation we face. As Planning Director, the health and safety of our community, families, and staff are top priorities. To protect employees and our customers, all City offices, except for the Police Department will close to the public at 5PM March 17th. We encourage customers, applicants, and residents to use email, the website, or phone to conduct business during our regular office hours.
Email your Planning Department questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our mainline at 541-387-5210.
Questions to other City departments can be answered by phone or the “live chat” function on this website.
Please let us know how we may help you. Stay in touch and stay safe!
Dustin Nilsen, Director of Planning & Zoning
Temporary Right-of-Way Permits
To support businesses in meeting guidelines during reopening phases, the City of Hood River is offering expedited temporary use permits to allow local restaurant and retail establishments to use street right-of-way.
Once applications are approved for this pilot program, temporary permits would be issued to allow on-street parking space for curbside pick-up spots or parklets for food and beverage consumption.
The Planning Department is responsible for the implementation of the city’s Comprehensive Plan policies related to land use planning and growth management.
The Planning Department administers the zoning and subdivision ordinances and provides guidance and permitting for development projects such as commercial and residential site plans, land divisions, changes of use, historic preservation, and more.
The Planning Department is also responsible for developing long-range planning programs and zoning and subdivision code amendments.
Planning staff supports the Planning Commission, Landmarks Review Board, City Council, Urban Renewal Agency, Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program, and other multi-jurisdictional groups.