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Here is a look at property at the corner of Arnold Way and Harrison Boulevard that developers want to build on. The Corvallis Historic Resources Commission will hold a pair of public hearings Tuesday on proposals for the parcel.

Here is a look at public meetings coming up in Benton County in the week ahead.


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

• The Philomath City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St. On the agenda is a public hearing to adopt the city’s transportation system plan along with related comprehensive plan and zoning amendments.


• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a goal-setting work session from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Depot, 700 SW Washington Ave. The agenda will include discussions of the alternative wildlife control program, the 2040 Thriving Communities initiative, efforts to reduce homelessness, regional economic development and the criminal justice system assessment.

• The Corvallis Historic Resources Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. Commissioners have scheduled four public hearings, one on plans for a new single-family home on Northwest Arnold Way, one on a proposed three-unit multifamily dwelling on Northwest Harrison around the corner from the Arnold site, one that would add a viewing platform at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium and one on an application that seeks to install rooftop solar equipment at the Butts House, 3558 NW Polk Ave.

• State Rep. Dan Rayfield of Corvallis is hosting his third educational forum of the summer at 7 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. The topic is the environment, with two of Rayfield’s Democratic colleagues, Rep. Ken Helm of Washington County and Karin Power of Milwaukie, on the panel. Also scheduled to appear are Leah Feldon, deputy director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Paige Spence of the Oregon League of Conservation Voters. Rayfield’s final forum, on Sept. 11, will cover public safety.


• The Corvallis Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the downtown fire station. Commissioners will deliberate on a proposal to build a Blueberry Junction drive-through coffee business on Southwest Third Street, hold a public hearing on a land development code text amendment on criteria for removing planned development overlays and receive an update on plans for an urban renewal district in South Corvallis.


• The subcommittee of the Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board that is examining how to integrate the climate action plan with other city plans meets at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 501 SW Madison Ave.

• The Corvallis School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at the district office at 1555 SW 35th St. The meeting agenda includes declaring vacant the seat of board member Judy Ball, who is leaving the board. The board has on the agenda adopting a process for selecting a replacement for Ball.

• The Corvallis Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown fire station.

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