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This piece of property northeast of the West Hills-53rd Street roundabout is being proposed for possible annexation into the Corvallis city limits. More than 1,000 units of housing could be built on the 118-acre site if the annexation goes forward.

The Corvallis Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., and will hold a public hearing on an annexation application for 118 acres of land northeast of the West Hills-53rd Street roundabout.

The land currently is used for tree farming. If the land is brought into the city, the annexation would lead to 91 acres of the property changing to high-density residential, 18 acres to mixed-use residential and 9 acres to conservation/open space.

Tentative plans by the developer, CMTWH LLC., call for more than 1,100 housing units on the parcel: 75 percent of the developed land would go to apartments, with townhomes, single-family homes and senior housing also in the mix.

The annexation is one of three the Planning Commission will review in the coming weeks. An expansion plan for Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and the Caldwell Farms annexation, which would change the zoning on 16.45 acres of grass seed on West Hills Road to high-density residential, are scheduled to be discussed Dec. 6.

Commissioners also are scheduled to deliberate Thursday on a land development code text amendment that would require developers to hold pre-development meetings with neighbors.

In other public meetings:

Monday

• The Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Advisory Board meets at 3 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.

• The League of Women Voters of Corvallis and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition are hosting a “Creating Housing Options” forum at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. The event will focus on city code in areas such as accessory dwelling units, tiny houses and shared housing. On hand will be city planning/housing officials Jason Yaich and Kent Weiss as well as community members who will talk about their experiences with shared housing and tiny homes.

• The Philomath City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St. and will hold a pair of public hearings on the sale of surplus industrial lots on Industrial Way and a land donation from Skirvin Farms. Also on the agenda are a memorandum of understanding, a lease agreement and a naming measure regarding the Skirvin Farms property and the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo.

• The Community Relations Advisory Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Madison room and will discuss student conduct cases and livability issues that came up during Halloween.

Tuesday

• The Philomath Police Committee meets at 4 p.m. at 1010 Applegate St. to discuss equipment, grant reports and the “coffee with a cop” concept.

• The Corvallis Transportation System Plan Steering Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at Fire Station No. 4, 365 SW Tunison Ave.

• The Corvallis Historic Resources Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. No public hearings are scheduled. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss requests by Oregon State University to reclassify three buildings in its historic district, the Farbanks Annex, the Veterinary Medicine Research Lab and the former Black Cultural Center.

• The League of Women Voters of Corvallis is hosting a 7 p.m. forum at the library on immigration rights and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On Hand will be Yema Measho, a Corvallis attorney who specializes in immigration issues.

Wednesday

• The Corvallis Housing and Community Development Advisory Board meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Madison room and will finalize its recommendations to the City Council on construction excise tax allocations, accessory dwelling units and systems development charges.

• The Corvallis Watershed Management Advisory Board meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Madison room and will discuss an inventory on the Corvallis Forest and an update on the peacock larkspur flower.

Thursday

• The Corvallis City Legislative Committee meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 501 SW Madison.

• The annual Willamette Innovation Expo, organized by the Corvallis-Benton County economic development office, is set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center at Oregon State University, 725 SW 26th St. The event moved back from the H-P campus because the company needs the space for its 3D printing group. The free event expo features exhibits from dozens of local startups as well as an innovation and technology booth and a young innovators zone. Parking is free after 5 p.m. in the garage just north of the Alumni Center.

• The Corvallis School District Board meets at 6:30 at the district office, 1555 SW 35th St. On the agenda are an update on the district’s facilities planning process and the annual report on Muddy Creek Charter School.

• Councilors Bill Glassmire (Ward 7) and Mark Page (Ward 8) have set a 7 p.m. joint ward meeting at Fire Station No. 5, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive. Representatives of all city departments will be on hand to answer questions. Glassmire and Page also are hoping to hear from residents on plans for Martin Luther King Jr. Park and land use in the Timberhill and Ponderosa areas.

Nov. 18

• Ward 1 Corvallis Councilor Penny York will be the government comment corner guest from 10 a.m. to noon at the library.

• Monroe will host a public comprehensive plan workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 605 Main St. The event seeks to explore the question “what do you want the city of Monroe to look like in 20 years?”

Contact reporter James Day at jim.day@gazettetimes.com or 541-758-9542. Follow at Twitter.com/jameshday or gazettetimes.com/blogs/jim-day.

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