Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan Effort
The funded planning effort is now complete. Updates on implementation of the recommendations will be posted periodically to the website.
A community-initiated Aloha & Reedville Community Council continues to consider and advocate for recommendations to the Washington County Board of Commissioners and to the Department of Land Use & Transportation. The Council also considers collectively undertaking recommendations for which the community is identified as the lead implementer.
On behalf of the staff project team thank you again for taking interest in your community and being a part of the process to maintain and enhance the livability. This effort has benefited from the thousands of comments your community has contributed, many of which led directly to the final recommendations.
Stay Connected - Be Involved
To join, attend meetings, provide comment or follow the work of the Aloha &Reedville Community Council please do so at:
- FaceBook: Aloha Reedville Community Council
- Twitter: @AlohaReedvillCC (note there is no "e" at the end of Reedville in the Twitter handle)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan Report addresses community-identified topic areas:
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.
You may also view the individual strategies: (bookmarks are available but do not work in Microsoft Chrome browsers at this time.)
Aloha-Reedville Public Involvement Final Report (appendices below)
- Engaging Historically Under-represented Communities - Best Practices Roundtable Summary
- Center for Intercultural Organizing - Community Engagement Report
- Center for Intercultural Organizing - Community Feedback Report
- Centro Cultural de Washington County - Latino Community Involvement Report
- Riley Research Benchmark Report, January 2014
These technical white papers form the foundation of the Report and strategies and are living documents that continue to evolve in response to on-going information and input. They also form the basis for ordinance development or agreement revisions.
Washington County Board of Commissioners-February 11, 2014
Washington County's Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan 2011-2014
Working together to make Aloha-Reedville great
The Aloha-Reedville Study was a three-year planning effort laying the groundwork for an enhanced quality of life in the community and addressing future growth.
The study's goals were 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
Thousands of voices were heard!
This effort intended 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 worked 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.
What's the outcome?31 recommendations with more than 125 specific actions were 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 incorporate these actions.
A Town Hall was held March 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m. with Commissioner Dick Schouten leading a discussion of the project's outcomes and your community's future. More than 60 community members attended.
What did this process accomplish?
The planning effort provided direction for distinct actions to be implemented. 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 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 & 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.