Codes and Ordinances

Siegel Planning Services LLC is a leader in development code reform. Scot Siegel, AICP LEED AP, has served as a prime consultant to the Oregon Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Code Assistance Program since 1998. He has received the following awards and honors for his work on innovative codes:

  • American Society of Consulting Planners, Smart Growth-Sustainability Award, for the Oregon Model Development Code for Small Cities
  • Betty Niven Award for Distinguished Leadership in Affordable Housing, American Planning Association-Oregon Chapter, 2010, awarded to City of Newberg for Affordable Housing Plan
  • Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association, Outstanding Achievement, for the Logan City Land Development Code
  • Smart Growth Idaho, Policy Planning, for the City of McCall Zoning Ordinance Rewrite
  • Oregon Main Street Program – Outstanding Design Project, for the City of Sandy “Gateway to Mount Hood” Design Standards and Facade Improvement Program

Mr. Siegel has worked with over sixty communities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Alaska and Arizona in modernizing local land use and development codes. He has also produced several model ordinances for the State of Oregon, including the Commercial and Mixed-Use Development Handbook, the Infill and Redevelopment Handbook, and the award-winning Small Cities Model Code. These documents can be viewed at:

City of Dallas, Oregon
“I appreciate the thorough and professional job you recently completed on the Dallas Development Code project. You were very effective from the beginning of the process, which included conducting an exhaustive code audit, facilitating numerous stakeholder meetings, and providing a clear plan to move forward. The actual drafting and revising of the draft code was also well done, and [we] appreciated that you paid close attention to our particular needs here in Dallas. Your participation in the Planning Commission and City Council hearings was also instrumental to the adoption of the new code.”

Jason Locke, Community Development Director,
City of Dallas

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