The Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan
is in the third and final phase. The project team is drafting a series of actions to address the issues and desires you have provided over the last two and a half years. Many of those actions are available for your review by following these links:
In mid-January you should expect to see a draft of the final project report including the actions addressing
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 accomodate 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 appliciation process and creating a vision for the communities' commercial centers with an early focus on the 185th and TV Highway area.
There is still time for your voice to be heard! Visit the Public Involvement page to provide comment or email: email@example.com. Many of these actions are plans (this is a planning effort) and before they are implemented they will go through a continued public process in Planning Commission or Board of Commissioners hearings. There is opportunity to provide feedback through each of those processes as well.
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 will work together to explore current issues and work towards solutions that can help the community thrive in the future.
Community Options Response
Through March, 2013 a series of options were asked of the community. More than 270 of you responded. The responses are presented back to you in summary. Additionally the responses are sorted with the demographic information you provided. Both results provide interesting reading. The project team is moving forward with analysis of a breadth of solutions addressing the many issues you have raised to date. Check back for updates on the solutions packages.
Join The Discussion - Host Your Own Meeting!!!
A new "Meeting in a Box" kit has just be uploaded so you can get together with neighbors and friends, lead a discussion and provide us your input. Request a kit or download from the project website.
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.
The Citizen Advisory Committee is working hard for you, looking at more than 1200 comments to date and discussing how to combine those comments in topic areas and begin considering how they could be addressed. Your comments are still needed. An interactive map is available for your reference and a new survey is open for continuing input - please visit them and encourage friends and neighbors to weigh in.
Where are we in the process?
The study is now entering the third and final phase. 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 is now moving forward to craft a series of actions responding to issues identified by your community. Those actions will include specific steps to achieve them, collaborations with your community and jurisdictional partners. The outcomes could take the shape of changes to the county's Comprehensive Plan, possibly county policies and revisions to agreements with other service providers.
Much more specific information will be coming to you in the next few weeks.
How can I find out more?
Contact Mike Dahlstrom, Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation, at 503-846-8101 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Armstrong, Washington County Department of Housing Services, at 503-846-4757 or email@example.com.