CPO 10 Hot Topics

South Cooper Mountain Update

The South Cooper Mountain Community Plan to Be Considered for Adoption

The proposed community plan adoption includes amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Map, and Development Code. The initial hearing was held on November 5th. A continuation of the hearing was held on December 3rd when the City of Beaverton approved the proposal to implement zoning for the site acquired by Beaverton School District for a new high school within the area. The proposal is for adoption of the City’s R1 (Residential Urban High Density District - 1,000 sq.ft. per dwelling unit) Land Use (Zoning) District. The site is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW 175th Avenue. 



River Terrace Update

River Terrace Community Plan Adopted

At a December 16th public hearing, Tigard City Council approved a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) to adopt the River Terrace Community Plan and several related documents and maps. 



Planning Committee Members Needed for CPO Event

Do you have an interest in disaster preparedness and resilience planning for your community? The CPO Program will be sponsoring a community event on this topic, and it will be led by CPO volunteers. The committee is now forming. To volunteer, please contact CPO Program Coordinator Beth St. Amand at beth.stamand@oregonstate.edu or 503-821-1114.  

Feedback Sought on URMD Safety Improvement Candidates

Submit comments by February 13th.

The public is invited to comment on the top Urban Road Maintenance District Safety Improvement candidates being considered for construction in 2015-2016. Comments submitted by February 13, 2015, will be reviewed by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee.

Help Make Oregon a Safer and Better Place to Bike

New Smartphone App

TTP Lab has developed a smartphone app to collect route, infrastructure, crash, and safety data for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Data provided by the ORcycle app users will be utilized to produce maps displaying all reported locations with crashes, safety or infrastructure issues/problems. State, county, and city staff as well as app users will be able to access maps with crash and safety data gathered by ORcycle.


Public Hearings and Comment Periods

Comment Period - Draft Oregon Transportation Options Plan
To provide written comments or ask questions, contact Michael Rock at Michael.D.Rock@odot.state.or.us or ODOT Planning Section, 555 13th St. NE, Ste. 2, Salem, OR 97301. 

Willamette Water Supply Program

The Willamette Water Supply Program is planning to develop an additional source of water from the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville. This project will expand the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant and add pipelines and storage to serve communities in Washington County. Several pipeline route alternatives are being considered. Construction in most areas will not begin for several years.

Tree for All Community Stream Plantings

Citizens from all over Washington County will join with local organizations to plan one million native trees and shrubs along the Tualatin River and its tributaries.

February 28
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood

March 7
Dairy Creek Tributary, NW Arborpark Loop and NW Elmhurst Ct., Banks

March 14
Forest Glen Park, 101 Gales Creek Rd., Forest Grove
Atfalati Park, 6600 SW Sagert St., Tualatin

March 21
Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 SW Fern Hill Rd., Forest Grove

March 28
Durham City Park, 17085 SW Arkenstone Dr., Durham



Severe Weather Shelter/Warming Centers

In times of freezing and inclement weather, severe weather shelters may activate in Washington County. For current Severe Winter Weather Shelter information, check the Current Severe Weather Shelter Activation List or contact 211 Info by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline phone or (503) 222-5555 from a cell phone, or visit 211 Info online.

Temporarily Closure of Washington County Museum Coming

The Washington County Museum in downtown Hillsboro will be temporarily closed from February 12th to March 10th, as the building will undergo seismic upgrades in its exhibit and education centers. As a result, the following events will be cancelled:

February 14: Free Family Day

February 18: Crossroads Lecture with John Terry

March 3: Art Walk Open House

The Crossroads lecture scheduled for February will now take place May 20 at 6:30 pm. The next Free Family Day is March 14.


Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.