Public Involvement and Events

October 21 Bonny Slope West Community Planning Open House

Thank you to those who were able to attend the October 21 Bonny Slope West/Area 93 Community Planning public event at Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus. It was a well-attended event and as a result, we received many comments for consideration. 

At the community event the name of the new community was discussed. Bonny Slope West was selected based on past history (it was the name of the original subdivision plat in 1923), as well as being the most favored name in a vote at the April Open House; Whiskey Gulch had the second-highest number of votes. 

At the community event there were individual stations for attendees to provide comments on 5 topics:

  • Transportation
  • Community Planning, Land Use
  • Bonny Slope West Wetland and Riparian Inventory
  • Schools
  • Creek Visibility and Accessibility, Parks and Trails

Information on each topic is provided below. We'd appreciate your comments on all or any of these. You can submit comments at the bottom of this page, email comments to lutplan@co.washington.or.us or call us at (503) 846-3519.

Transportation

  • This Frequently Asked Questions - Traffic & Roads handout provides information on future road improvements in the vicinity of Bonny Slope West, including timing and funding options.
  • This Functional Classification Map shows street classifications in the vicinity of Bonny Slope West.
  • This Thompson Road Urban Cross-Section shows the anticipated future improvements to the road. Timing and funding of these improvements has not yet been determined. NOTE: A turn lane is likely only needed in a few locations along the roadway.
  • This Laidlaw Road Urban Cross-Section shows the anticipated future improvements to the road. Timing and funding of these improvements has not yet been determined. NOTE: A turn lane is likely only needed in a few locations along the roadway.

Community Planning (including Land Use Designations)

Wetland and Riparian Area Inventory & Assessment

Pacific Habitat Services (PHS) completed a draft wetland and riparian area inventory and assessment for Bonny Slope West.

Schools

The project team received several written comments expressing concern about school capacity in the vicinity of bonny Slope West. 

Creek Visibility and Accessibility, Parks and Trails Options Survey - Open Until November 21.

The project team has proposed several options for creek visibility and accessibility, and parks and trails.

Please view the proposed options shown in the survey and fill out the survey to give us your opinions on the options. This survey will remain open until 5 p.m., Friday, November 21. 


Submit your Comments

We welcome your input on any of the reports, maps, and links above and encourage you to submit your comments in the box below or by email to lutplan@co.washington.or.us. Your comments will be shared with the Bonny Slope West community planning project team.  

Project Links

We welcome your input on the proposed alternatives and encourage submitting your comments in the box below or by email to lutplan@co.washington.or.us so that they can be shared with the Bonny Slope West community planning project team.

 

What have we heard to date?

At the April 10 Open House we had good discussions and gathered your feedback. We've also received comments from a recent property owner and stakeholder questionnaire. The project team has also been talking with service providers through Technical Advisory Committee meetings to inform the creation of alternatives. Collectively, this input provides valuable assistance for the project team as we start to develop alternatives that reflect community aspirations and the reality of planning area constraints. 

Since the April Open House the project team has worked diligently to expand our understanding of physical constraints and service provider needs in the area, and to begin to develop realistic alternatives for a future community (contain elements that can be implemented). This work includes:

  • Engaging Urbsworks (an urban design firm) to help with the land use planning and public processes;
  • continuing to work with Pacific Habitat Services (PHS) on the natural resources (Goal 5) inventory to define the vegetated corridor to be protected;
  • Commissioning an engineering report on the location, feasibility and costs of potential vehicular and pedestrian stream crossings; 
  • Working with DOGAMI to refine information regarding landslide susceptibility;
  • Engaging EcoNorthwest to help develop an infrastructure funding plan;
  • holding several meetings with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to better understand service provider needs, concerns and future plans;
  • Conducting a 'stakeholder survey' and offering coffee meetings to property owners to better understand their desired outcomes from this planning effort prior to refining options;
  • Meeting with several developer representatives with property interest within the area to better understand their desired outcomes from this planning effort prior to refining options.
  • Held a community meeting on October 21 to present work to date and conceptual planning alternatives.

Next Steps

The Washington County Planning Commission will have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Draft Community Plan, which may lead to additional refinements.

Upcoming opportunities for community review and input include:

  • Late fall 2014 - Planning Commission Advisory Meetings on the Bonny Slope West Draft Community Plan
  • Early 2015 - Open House on the Draft Bonny Slope West Community Plan and preparation of Community Plan text and maps
  • Spring through Fall 2015 - Ordinance Hearings for the Bonny Slope West Draft Community Plan

The goal remains adoption of the Community Plan in the fall of 2015.

 

Get Engaged / Stay Informed

  • Submit comments about the Bonny Slope West community planning effort to the project team at any time, by sending your feedback in an email to lutplan@co.washington.or.us or enter your comments in the box below.
  • Sign up for e-Subscriptions to receive updates about Bonny Slope West community planning: http://washtech.co.washington.or.us/subscriptions  
    (under the Land Use & Transportation heading, click on the text box to the left of Bonny Slope West and enter your email address at the bottom of the page)

Online Public Comments

Interested in commenting on this project? Submit your comments in the text box below. Our planners will consider all comments as they develop the Community Plan for this area.