Despite an appeal, the Lake Oswego School District has received approval of its application to build a bus barn at a property on Lakeview Boulevard. 

After hearing an appeal from nearby residents, the Lake Oswego City Council unanimously voted Tuesday, March 7, to tentatively affirm the Development Review Board’s approval for the Lake Oswego School District to build a bus barn near homes in the Rosewood neighborhood.

The school district plans to build a 2.4-acre facility at 6333 S Lakeview Boulevard that would house 66 school buses starting in 2024. The current site, the district says, is too small, does not comply with current zoning standards and is infeasible for the addition of electrification infrastructure for the fleet. The district purchased the property in 2018 for $3.25 million.