Board approves 2018-19 Annual Long Range Planning Work Program

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Planning and Development Services Division

The Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation's 2018-19 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program was adopted by the Board of Commissioners at its March 6 meeting.

The work program identifies and ranks Long Range Planning staff's annual tasks including ordinances, projects and other transportation and community planning activities. Priorities include:

  • Exploration of options to encourage affordable housing development
  • Development of the Cooper Mountain area transportation study
  • Transportation planning for urban reserves
  • Plan amendment for Baker Rock quarry
  • Completion of North Bethany Main Street planning
  • Implementation of recommendations from the Aloha Tomorrow study
  • Updates to the Community Development Code including fair housing and food carts
  • Continued updates to the TV Highway Corridor Transit Concept/Access Plan
  • Continued participation in regional funding initiatives and policies
  • Development of an issue paper to assess implementation of County Significant Natural Resources regulations with a specific focus on upland wildlife habitats.
  • Participation in ongoing local, regional and state coordination and planning including:
    • Urban Planning Area Agreements (UPAAs)
    • Southwest Corridor
    • Transit service planning and coordination

The Work Program tasks were identified and prioritized following a 30-day public involvement period during which generated 38 comments. For more information, visit 2018-19 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program and Annual Work Program webpages.

Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land –balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability.

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