During a May 21 hearing, the City Council approved renewable energy amendments to the Development Code and Gresham Revised Code.
The Code changes became effective on July 18.
This project, which was a component of the Development Code Improvement Project, determined where and how renewable energy technology should be allowed in the city and:
- Updated the City's Community Development Plan goals and policies concerning renewable energy
- Removed regulatory barriers and created a clear path for approval for renewable energy projects
- Encouraged renewable energy development in locations where adverse environmental, economic and social impacts can be avoided or mitigated