Proposed Kuebler Gateway Shopping Center – Costco

This page provides a timeline and all information submitted into the record for the proposed Kuebler Gateway Shopping Center development, including a Costco store, a retail fueling station, and four new retail shell buildings.

See the below timeline of actions for this case: 

  • October 2018 – Planning Administrator approved application  
  • November 2018 – Neighbors appealed the case to the City Council  
  • December 2018 – City Council denied the application 
  • December 2018 – Applicant and neighbors appealed to LUBA  
  • August 2019 – LUBA remanded the case to the City for additional consideration  
  • October 2019 – LUBA decision appealed to Court of Appeals  
  • February 2020 – Court of Appeals affirmed LUBA's decision  
  • June 2020 – Applicant submitted new materials for the City Council's consideration  
  • July/August/September 2020 – Comment and rebuttal period 
  • September 28, 2020 the City Council conducted deliberations and voted to approve the applications for Class 3 Site Plan Review and Class 2 Driveway Approach Permit.
  • November 9, 2020 – The Final Order, providing the findings of fact and constituting the City's final decision on this matter, was adopted on November 9, 2020, approving development of the Kuebler Gateway Shopping Center.

The comment period has ended and no more testimony on this case will accepted.

City Council decision

City Council staff report

The City Council will conduct deliberations at their September 28 meeting. No public testimony will be taken and the record for this case is now closed. Interested persons may watch the meeting online at City of Salem Facebook, on CC:Media You Tube Channel, or watch on Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21.

Applicant's final argument

Comments received during rebuttal period

Comments received

Notice of Remand / Request for Comments - July 1, 2020 

Remand submission – 6/16/2020

Reference cases

Judicial review of the final order of the Land Use Board of Appeals by the Court of Appeals of the State of Oregon

Review by Land Use Board of Appeals

Review by City of Salem – Site Plan Review and Driveway Approach Permit Case No. SPR-DAP18-15

Previously approved comprehensive plan change and zone change

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