Bogged down? Creswell hires wetlands consultant, hopes to ease path to development

CRESWELL – In less than 20 years, Creswell’s population is projected to spike by 45%, but as it stands, it has little room to grow. 

Wetlands have been identified as a significant barrier to properties zoned for residential use, according to City planners and its commission. There are over 100 wetlands in the City’s Urban Growth Boundary alone, and because Creswell uses a “safe harbor” approach to managing wetlands, people cannot build on that land.

As such, City planners and staff are making way for projected growth through an eventual adoption . . .