“Free the Trees” in West Waluga Park – Nov. 7, 2015

We’ve completed the initial treatment of East Waluga Park and are moving onto our neighbor, West Waluga Park.

Saturday Nov. 7th, 2015

Join Friends of Waluga Park as we tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in this expansive park.  Blue herons, eagles, raccoons and deer are just a few of the species that have been seen in the park… who knows what you may see!

Please wear shoes that are good for uneven ground, and bring gloves and water to drink. Loppers and clippers are also helpful.

We’ll meet at the West Waluga parking lot. Please help “Free the Trees!”

Questions? Email: info@waluganeighborhood.org

2015 and Prior Land Use Issues

Here are some land use issues that we have worked on in 2015 and prior years.

Wells Fargo Bank
Kruse Village – Gramor Development
Parkway Veterinary
West End Building
Farm Stands

  • Wells Fargo Bank, LU 13-0009, 15955 & 15987 Boones Ferry Rd.
    The Lake Grove Main Branch of Well Fargo Bank opened their brand new doors on September 22, 2014. They received approval for a variance on their building signs. Having enough parking for customers and employees will remain a challenge for this business. We hope that efforts will be made to minimize the need for on street parking on Oakridge Road. The bank officials are concerned and are aware of this. The front open area of the bank on Boones Ferry Road is a public plaza and is open to whomever wants to use the area as a gathering place. The bank branch manager is Kassie Auler. She can be reached at 503-342-4229. Specific information on this approved development application can be found here.
  • Gramor Development, LU 12-0052, 4581 & 4591 Carman Drive.
    Gramor Development’s Kruse Village was opened for business in March 2015. Underground utilities have been installed. The pathway along Kruse Way was improved and there are three wooden pedestrian bridges allowing access from the pathway to the development. Pedestrian stairs on the west property line on Meadows allows for foot traffic to the “village” other stairs links access between the Shorenstein properties and the Kruse Village site.Waluga NA is continuing to monitor increased and cut through traffic onto the neighborhood streets. For more information on Kruse Village go to the Gramor website at http://gramor.com/development/kruse-village/.
  • Parkway Veterinary Hospital, LU 12-0042, 3996 Douglas Way
    Parkway Veterinarian Hospital (AKA Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego) opened its new doors on September 22, 2014. The veterinarian and owner of the new facility is Gregg Takashima. This beautifully designed building located on Douglas Way is the first new development to be constructed in the Lake Grove Village. It consists of Physiotherapy and Rehab, Animal Surgical Specialists, a Mobile Unit and Hospice, Cardiology, and 24 hour Vet. Emergency Care. They will share parking spaces with the Sherwin-Williams Paint store. The conclusions, findings and order for this development can be viewed at LU 12-0042 Approved Findings
  • West End Building Rezone request and sale, LU 13-0053, 4101 Kruse Way.
    The City of Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency spent an exhaustive amount of time and energy to rezone this City owned property from Office Campus/R-3 to General Commercial in order to allow the eventual sale to Kensington Investment Group who had planned to buy the property for $16.5M. After the rezone hearing was denied by the Planning Commission and after waiting for a more specific development plan for this property, Kensington found the deal was no longer financially viable, citing reasons of site constraints and height limitations.The WEB building and property has been sold to Yakima Products without a zone change request. Plans are now underway to remodel the existing building and expand the existing building by enclosing the upper deck areas. This application is classified as a minor development.
  • Farm Stands, LU 13-0067-1835
    This amendment to the Community Development Code was approved to define and allow farm stand use in specified zones. Parson’s Farm Stand has found its way back to Lake Grove and is permanently located in the middle of the Kruse Village parking lot.

“Free the Trees” in West Waluga Park – Oct. 24, 2015

We’ve completed the initial treatment of East Waluga Park and are moving onto our neighbor, West Waluga Park.

Saturday Oct. 24th, 2015

Join Friends of Waluga Park as we tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in this expansive park.  Blue herons, eagles, raccoons and deer are just a few of the species that have been seen in the park… who knows what you may see!

Please wear shoes that are good for uneven ground, and bring gloves and water to drink. Loppers and clippers are also helpful.

We’ll meet at the West Waluga parking lot. Please help “Free the Trees!”

Questions? Email: info@waluganeighborhood.org

Annual General Meeting – Oct. 14, 2015

You're invited to the

Waluga Neighborhood Association’s
Annual General Meeting!

Wednesday, October 14th
7:00 – 8:30pm
Lake Grove School Library

Meet and elect the 2015-16 Board Members, and find out about:  The Dick Benedetti Speed Trailer

  • Emergency Planning
  • Friends of Waluga Park
  • The new Traffic Committee
  • School Bus Facility Updates

Light refreshments will be served. 

Learn how your neighbors are working to make your neighborhood better!

Ivy Cutter

For more information:
503-635-4131

Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Sept. 13, 2015

Please Help a Neighbor in Need

Residents are invited to help our neighbor get his yard and gutters ready for winter. Please join members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church as we pull weeds (the pulling is easy since the ground is so dry), attack the wild blackberry bushes, and clean the gutters on Sunday, September 13th. Lunch and water will be provided.

Where:  15650 Quarry Road

When: Sunday, September 13th from 11am — 3pm   Stay for as long or as short a time as you like.

How: RSVP to Becky Brown at 503-244-1797 or becky.brown@comcast.net so we know how much food and water to have.

Details: Bring your favorite gardening tools. We will need a ladder or two for the gutter work (it’s a one story house), loppers, pruners, hand saws, shovels, and rakes. Wear sturdy shoes, a long sleeves shirt, long pants, and gloves.  Don’t forget your gloves! You might want to mark your tools for easy retrieval. The city of Lake Oswego is providing a large dumpster. You might want to bring a debris bag so you can fill it and not have to make a lot of trips to the dumpster.