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Planning Commission to hear proposal on Daybreak Homes

The Sherwood Planning Commission will review the Daybreak Homes proposal for Area 59 at its next meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in the Community Room located at the Sherwood Civic Building, 22560 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood.

Primelan Properties, a Tigard based land development company, has proposed building a planned housing development in the city's newly annexed Area 59, near the new elementary and middle schools, which are being built now.

The plan calls for 48 single homes and 29 town homes and incorporates a walking path, green spaces and larger-than-average lot sizes. The concept behind Daybreak Homes, according to Primelan's director of sales and marketing, Eric Rasmussen - who is also a Sherwood native - is to 'return to tradition.'

'We're trying to make these homes stand out,' Rasmussen says. 'The design is unique … we wanted to have more of an old town style and we were inspired by some of the architectural elements found in traditional New England homes.'

For more information about the Daybreak development, visit www.primelan.com.

Urban Renewal Agency completes purchase of old Cannery property

The Sherwood Urban Renewal Agency Board of Directors have completed the purchase of the old Cannery property from the city for $3,065,000.

Tom Nelson, the city's economic development manager, says the sale will allow the city to better develop the property.

'The statutes allow the Urban Renewal Board to do negotiations to develop property that are more specific than what a city can do,' Nelson said.

The sale of the property to the Urban Renewal District also allows the city to pay off the bond it took out to get the property ready for development.

The city is still in negotiations with Capstone Partners to create a mixed-use development with retail shops, a public plaza, offices and housing on the old Cannery site, which is the largest piece of undeveloped property in Old Town Sherwood.

In other urban renewal business, the Urban Renewal Board voted March 18 to authorized staff to look into purchasing a piece of property adjacent to the old Cannery site, which currently houses a machine shop. The city has contracted with Creekside Environmental to do a two-phase environmental analysis of the property, Nelson said, and should have the results of that analysis by the urban renewal board's next meeting on April 15.

Sherwood Planning Commission has vacancy

The city of Sherwood's Planning Commission has a vacancy. A planning commissioner is generally appointed to a four-year term. Applicants must be Sherwood residents or reside within the Urban Growth Boundary. The Planning Commission reviews development applications and planning objectives based on an understanding of the Sherwood Zoning and Development Code, Comprehensive Plan and established criteria. The Planning Commission meets at City Hall the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Specific questions regarding the Planning Commission may be directed to Julia Hajduk, planning manager, at 503-625-4204 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Applications for City boards and commissions can be obtained on the city's Web site at www.ci.sherwood.or.us/application.pdf or by calling the city recorder's office at 503-625-4246.