Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Baker County Records Inventory
County Comprehensive Plans
Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.
The first significant efforts at producing a comprehensive plan began in 1970. Voters repealed a plan in the early 1980s after which the 1984 comprehensive plan was approved. It has been amended since that time.
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
[Baker County Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Ordinance 83.2], 1983 (1 binder);
Baker County Comprehensive Plan, 1986 (1 volume); 1998 (1 volume);
Co. Plan Comm. [County Planning Commission Documents-includes comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance], 1981 (1 binder);
Periodic Review [Records-includes comprehensive plan information], ca.1992-ca.1996 (5 binders).
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Planning Department Office, Counter:
Baker County Habitat Maps Big Game Overlay [includes comprehensive plan information], n.d.-present (1 volume).
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Facilities Director's Office, Planning Department Records Storage Area:
[Baker County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records], ca.1980-ca.1999 (ca.10 cu.ft.);
Plans & Zoning Amendments [includes ordinance amendments related to the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance], 1970-present (2.50 cu.ft.).
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Planning Department Office, Closet Records Storage:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records-includes 1972 comprehensive plan as well as draft plans and zoning ordinances], ca.1970-ca.2015 (ca.5 cu.ft.).