Farmers market, tree lighting, West End Building

WEST END BUILDING — The Lake Oswego Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposed rezoning of the city’s West End Building property, at 4101 Kruse Way.

The proposal stems from the city’s plan to sell the WEB for $16.5 million to a California-based investment company with offices in Sherwood. The sale is contingent on the city approving a zone change from office campus and high-density residential use to general commercial use by April 1.

The city bought the WEB from Safeco Insurance for $20 million in July 2006 in hopes of using it for a community center that never came to fruition.

The commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

FARMERS MARKET — The city’s Saturday reunion farmers market is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Millennium Plaza Park. Many regular market vendors will return to the event, which will be held rain or shine. Horse-drawn wagon rides will also be offered.

ACC — Neighborlink, a private nonprofit shuttle service for seniors in Lake Oswego, has reportedly quit offering services, and the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is working to help as a result. The center is assisting mostly with transportation needs of residents at the Oakridge apartments and plans to offer weekly grocery shopping service with RideConnection, according to the ACC.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW — The city is looking for someone to serve on the Lake Oswego Development Review Commission. The seven-member DRC reviews land use applications, and members are appointed by the city council to serve three-year terms.

In addition, the city has openings on the Lake Oswego Historic Resources Advisory Board and Library Advisory Board. Applications are due Tuesday for the DRC, Nov. 30 for HRAB and Dec. 15 for the library board. To apply, go to

CHARITABLE DONATIONS — The city has multiple charitable drives up and running ahead of the holiday season.

Residents can pick up stockings to pack with basic household items and special gifts for the annual “Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart” drive from city hall, 380 A Ave. The donations go to agencies supporting Clackamas County families. The deadline to return filled stockings is 5 p.m. Dec. 9 this year.

THANKSGIVING — City hall will be closed Nov. 28 and 29.

TREE LIGHTING — The city’s annual tree-lighting event will take place Nov. 29. It will start at 5:30 p.m. that day at Bigelow Plaza, at Fifth Street and A Avenue, with the lighting of the tree, which will be followed by a parade down A Avenue to Millennium Plaza Park, where there will be live music and other festivities.

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