2018-19 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program

The comment period for the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Draft 2018-19 Long Range Planning Work Program has ended. All comments received by Feb. 8, 2018, as well as staff recommendations, will be provided to the Board for consideration. The final Work Program is expected to be adopted at the March 6 Board meeting.


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

  • Implementation of recommendations from the Aloha Tomorrow study
  • Completion of North Bethany Main Street planning
  • Updates to the Community Development Code including fair housing and food carts
  • Exploration of options to encourage affordable housing development
  • Development of the Cooper Mountain Area Transportation Refinement Plan
  • Continued updates to the TV Highway Corridor Transit Concept/Access Plan
  • Review of road standards
  • Continued participation in regional funding initiatives and policies
  • Participation in ongoing local, regional and state coordination and planning including:
    • Transit service planning and coordination
  • Action on citizen, business and agency requests including:
All comments received by Feb. 8 will be provided to the Washington County Board of Commissioners prior to adoption of the final work program on March 6. See below for more information on how to submit a comment.


Issue Papers

Two issue papers were distributed with the Draft 2018-19 Long Range Planning Work Program for public comment. These issue papers were authorized through the adopted 2017-18 Long Range Planning Work Program. The Board will discuss the papers at its March 6 meeting, when the final work program is proposed for adoption.

Comments received by 4 p.m. Feb. 8 will be included with the final work program staff report to the Board.

2017-06: Rural Roads/Urban Edge, released Jan. 9.
This paper considers three safety and policy challenges related to increasing urban traffic on rural roads.

       Staff Contact: Jessica Pelz, Senior Planner, Jessica_Pelz@co.washington.or.us

2017-08: Measure 49 Transfer of Development Credits Program Assessment, released Jan. 9.
State law and administrative rule allow for adoption of a Measure 49 Transfer of Development Credits program. This paper assesses the potential applicability of this program for Washington County.

       Staff Contact: John Floyd, Associate Planner, John_Floyd@co.washington.or.us



Use the comment box below to submit a comment on the Draft 2018-19 Long Range Planning Program or issue papers. Comments received after Feb. 8, 2018 will not be included in the staff report to the Board for consideration of the Final Work Program. The Final Work Program is expected to be adopted at the March 6 Board meeting.

Comments can also be accepted in one of the following ways:
  • Email: lutplan@co.washington.or.us.
  • Mail: Long Range Planning Section, Department of Land Use & Transportation, 155 N. First Ave., Suite 350 MS14, Hillsboro, OR 97124
  • In person: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the above address