2016 Floodplain Map & Code Amendments

 Hearing Information: The Notice of Public Hearings was mailed to property owners affected by the map revisions on September 20, 2016.
Planning File No. LU-16-057
Planning Commission Hearing Board of Commissioners Hearing

Public Hearing Dates, Times & Locations

Date: October 4, 2016 Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM Time: 12:00 PM Noon

Location: 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis in the "Main Meeting Room" at the Benton County Sunset Building

Location: 205 NW 5th Street, Corvallis in the "BOC Meeting Room" at the Board of Commissioners Office

Staff Report: Click here. Agenda Packet: See below in the Supporting Documents section.
Outcome: The Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed map and text amendments. The vote was 7 in favor, 2 against. Outcome: The Board of Commissioners approved the proposed map and text amendments, as modified at the hearing to exclude the amendments to BCC Section 83.205(1)(a). The vote was 3 in favor, 0 against. The amendments became effective December 8, 2016. See the final amendments below under Supporting Documents.
Flood Map Revisions: The flood hazard map revisions will affect land outside of city limits in North Albany and two properties outside of city limits north of the intersection of 35th Street & Western Boulevard in Corvallis
Viewing Map Revisions: Instructions for how to view the flood map revisions are available on page 2 (under the heading “Zoning Map Amendments”) of the Notice of Public Hearings.
Draft Code Changes: Proposed changes to the Benton County Development Code will apply only to Chapter 83 (Floodplain Management Overlay) and are available for review here.


North Albany Flood Study Information      

The North Albany flood study was initiated in 2010 because historical flood records and new flood information being received at the City of Albany indicated that there was likely an unmapped floodway through the Thornton Lakes System.  The results of the study were first presented to North Albany residents at an open house in 2011.  A second open house was held in 2015 to update residents of the map revision progress, provide information about potential impacts to flood insurance, and discuss how the changes to the mapped flood hazard areas would affect specific properties.

The City of Albany website has additional information about the flood study project: