PRINEVILLE, OR -- In the interest of economic development for Crook County, the county is requesting a 38-acre Urban Growth Boundary expansion from the City of Prineville tonight at a public hearing.
Ann Beier, with the County, says in the interest of attracting larger industries, this expansion provides another option for development. "It's property that the county owns that's adjacent to City limits, and we need to go through a land use process of bringing that property into the Urban Growth Boundary of the City of Prineville, and eventually into the City limits, so that it can be developed for industrial use, and so the City of Prineville can provide City-level services, like water and sewer."
Beier says it's those services that will make the parcel attractive to larger industries. "The City and the County are both interested in having industrial land available for economic development, and I think there's good support on both the county and city level to bring in land for industrial development." The county and city leaders met last week and agreed unanimously in committee to adopt the request.
A joint City and County public hearing on the expansion is scheduled for 5:15 pm tonight at Prineville City Hall.