The city of Medford expects the population to double in the next fifty years. They want to expand the urban growth boundary.
After twelve years pf planning, some six thousand acres are waiting to be added to the urban growth reserve. Four thousand would go to developing homes or buildings and two thousand would remain as parks. Most of the land is East of Interstate Five. One piece of land has been home to pear orchards since the 1880's. That has some questioning the idea.