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Here is a look at some of the Timberhill area property that will be discussed Tuesday at a neighborhood meeting. The houses in the background are in the completed developments off of Northwest 29th Street.

Developers who are hoping to build in the Timberhill area have set a neighborhood meeting for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd.

The developer, GPA1, owns more than 200 acres north of the Kings Boulevard-Walnut Boulevard intersection. It is the largest undeveloped chunk of land inside the city limits that is zoned for residential uses.

The landowners have been seeking to develop the property since purchasing it in 2012, but all of their applications have been either withdrawn or rejected by the city. On Dec. 18 the City Council, after an unfavorable ruling in Benton County Circuit Court, removed a planned development overlay from the property, which makes development more likely.

Those participating will hear a presentation from representatives of the property owners, meet the developers and have an opportunity to ask questions.

In other public meetings:


• The Philomath City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St. in a work session to continue the discussion on its strategic plan. At 6:30 p.m. the council will hold a special meeting that begins with an executive session and concludes with an agenda item on annexation procedures.


• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a special work session at 9 a.m. in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St. in Corvallis, to discuss a memorandum of understanding on economic development.


• The Philomath Public Works Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss a tree removal request from 1010 Main St. and new water plant construction.

• The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is hosting a forum on cultural appropriation at 6 p.m. in the main meeting room, 645 NW Monroe Ave. The event, sponsored by Oregon Humanities and Friends of the Library features guest speaker Surabhi Mahajan, a Salem resident who is active in food access.

• The Corvallis Budget Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.


• The Corvallis Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 7 a.m. at the Madison room.

Feb. 3

• The League of Women Voters is hosting a public forum with area legislators at 10 a.m. at the library. Invited to participate and discuss the upcoming short session are Sen. Sara Gelser and Reps. Andy Olson, Dan Rayfield and Mike Nearman. The league is hosting a similar session March 3.

Contact reporter James Day at or 541-758-9542. Follow at or



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