Oatfield House Demolition Update




On April 20th a hearing was held regarding the proposed demolition of the Philip Oatfield house in Oak Grove.  The hearing was held before Hearings Officer (H.O.) Fred Wilson, and was hosted by Clackamas County Planning & Zoning.

Arguments in support of the proposed demolition were presented by Senior Planner and Historic Review Board liaison Linda Preisz, presenting staff’s recommendation to approve.

Testimony in opposition to the proposal was given by Mike Schmeer on behalf of OLHD and the Oak Grove Community Council, as well as Lisa Bentley and Pat Kennedy both of OLHD.  No rebuttal was given by owner Paul Matveev.

The Hearings Officer has until May 5th to render his decision.  Below is a link to the article about the hearing written by Peter Wong for the Portland Tribune, which describes the hearing fairly accurately.


Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

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