Join District 4 Commissioner Dick Schouten
in a discussion of the project's outcomes and your community's future.
Thursday, March 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Portland Community College, Willow Creek Campus
ODOT Representatives also will be present to talk about the 185th and TV Highway Safety Project. Several community partner organizations will be in attendance to provide further information including PCC's Small Business Development Program.
The Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan
The Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan is in the third and final phase and the first DRAFT Plan is now available for review. This draft is primarily text at this time. Further revisions are expected over the next month while graphic elements are created to enhance the plan.
This DRAFT Plan addresses many of the topics the community has identified over the last three years including:
Getting Around Safely - actions to respond to walking and biking improvements, plans to address at least one sidewalk or accessway improvement around each of the 11 schools in the study area, and working with our partner Trimet on transit improvements.
Neighborhood Quality - preserving the character of the residential neighborhoods while addressing housing to accommodate future growth and improving the response to community aesthetics and safety issues.
Major Roads - coordinating community improvements with the county's road investment funding, planning for changes through the Transportation System Plan update that is currently underway, and working with adjacent jurisdictions to address impacts from nearby future development.
Healthy and Active Living - actions to improve active ways to get around like neighborhood bikeways and working with our partners Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District, Hillsboro Parks and Recreation and Metro on improvements to parks and regional and neighborhood trails.
Supporting Local Business - enhancing opportunities for farmers markets, expanding options for home -based businesses, streamlining the development application process and creating a vision for the communities' commercial centers with an early focus on the 185th and TV Highway area.
Thank you for visiting this site and sharing in the vision for the future of your community!
Washington County's Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan
Working together to make Aloha-Reedville great
The Aloha-Reedville Study is a three-year planning effort laying the groundwork for an enhanced quality of life in the community and addressing future growth.
The study's goal is to find ways Washington County can work together with the community to:
- Support job growth and enhance the community's prosperity
- Maintain and increase housing options affordable to everyone in the community
- Improve auto, public transit, freight, bike and pedestrian options
Every voice needs to be heard!
This effort intends to provide an open, transparent and equitable approach to giving everyone chance to help shape the future. We can work together to make a great community even better.
Community members, project staff, local government and service
providers along with local businesses and nonprofits have been working together to explore issues and solutions that can help the community thrive in the future.
Project area description
The Aloha-Reedville study area is in unincorporated Washington County between the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro. It is mostly residential with many well maintained neighborhoods. Employment is generally located along TV Highway, 185th Avenue and Farmington Road. Most residents commute to jobs outside the community.
There are many advantages to living here. It is a family-friendly community. Houses are more affordable than elsewhere in the greater Portland area. Jobs, shopping centers and services are available nearby and public transit (including TriMet #57 bus line and MAX Blueline) provides easy access to other areas in the metro region.
31 recommendations with more than 125 specific actions have been drafted, reviewed by the Citizen Advisory and Technical Advisory Committees and the community was provided additional opportunities to refine them. The final report and plans/strategies is now in print production with final documents ready for distribution in mid-March.
A Town Hall is scheduled for March 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m. with Commissioner Dick Schouten leading a discussion of the project's outcomes and your community's future. Please join us.
Where are we in the process?
The study is nearing completion. During the first phase/year the project team and partners compiled a robust understanding of the infrastructure, services and demographics of the community. An Existing Conditions Report and Summary was updated in March, 2012 and provides a brief look at where the community is today and what growth in the next twenty years might look like. A more detailed discussion of each of the summary report sections can be found in the appendices, located at the above link.
Phase 2 – Alternatives. The focus of the project shifted from where the community currently is to where you want to be. This year included a variety of opportunities to provide aspirations and identify alternatives to achieve them. This phase concluded with a month-long series of public preference events and online surveys seeking input to a select number of options.
Phase 3 - Implementation. The project team has crafted a series of actions responding to issues identified by your community. Those recommendations include specific steps to achieve them, collaborations with your community and jurisdictional partners. The outcomes may include changes to the county's Comprehensive Plan, possibly county policies and revisions to agreements with other service providers.
How can I find out more?
Contact Mike Dahlstrom, Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation, at 503-846-8101 or email@example.com or Kim Armstrong, Washington County Department of Housing Services, at 503-846-4757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.