The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update
Board acts on four land use ordinances
Land Use Ordinance Season is in full swing. The Board of County Commissioners heard public testimony and acted on Ordinances 796, 801, 802 and 803 at their meeting Tuesday. 
Board action included:
  • Adoption of A-Engrossed Ordinance 796, which amends the county's Comprehensive Plan documents to comply with state requirements for school facility planning.
  • Adoption of Ordinance 801, which establishes and adopts a uniform width of 50 feet for the "Natural Features Buffer" in the North Bethany planning area.  It also adds screening and buffering requirements to ensure compatibility between new urban development and adjacent rural land.
  • Consideration of Ordinances 802 and 803, which would establish land use designations and development regulations for Bonny Slope West (see map above). At a public hearing during the Sept. 22 meeting, the Board is expected to amend the ordinances. Additional hearings will then be held at the Board meetings in October. 
For additional information on these and other land use ordinances visit the 2015 Land Use Ordinances webpage. To  receive email updates about land use ordinances, please subscribe to "Land Use Ordinance Updates" on the county's eSubscriptions webpage.
For more information on the County's land use ordinance process, see this overview handout (Courtesy of Oregon State University Extension Service's Citizen Participation Organization)


Safe Routes to School
It's September and that means it is back-to-school time. Drivers need to watch for children walking, biking or rolling to school. Washington County's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program has partnered with the Sheriff's Office to increase awareness of school zone speed enforcement and the impacts of exceeding posted speeds. Back to School Public Service Announcements are posted on the SRTS webpage, and will run on Tualatin Valley Community Television stations for the next few weeks. 
SRTS can help develop SRTS action plans for neighborhood schools, encourage active transportation in communities, and promote participation in the Oct. 7 SRTS Walk to School Day. For more information, videos, and resources visit the SRTS webpage.


County ongoing roadwork projects:

Roadwork and road closures - be safe in work zones:
There are road maintenance and construction projects happening throughout the county. Be sure to check www.wc-roads.com for the most current roadwork information. All paving work is weather-dependent and schedules may be adjusted due to changes in the weather or for other unforeseen circumstances.
2015 County Road Work Map
Check out our map depicting all of this year's planned county road work projects, including major maintenance activities and minor safety improvement projects at www.wc-roads.com/uploadedfiles/2015-Construction-Map.pdf 
Micro-surface paving has resumed
Micro-surface paving resumed this week and is expected to be completed in mid September.  Work hours for both the preparation and paving will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, depending on weather.  Check the schedule here.
Paving on 170th Avenue begins today
Paving on 170th Avenue, between Rigert Road and Blanton Street, is starting today (Sept. 2). Work will be done from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Sept. 11, subject to change. Expect delays or use alternate routes. Paving schedule
CPO 6; District 1
Menlo Drive, 2nd Street closures at Farmington extended
Menlo Drive and 2nd Street at Farmington Road will remain closed through Sept. 30. Installation of a new culvert under Farmington Road is taking longer than expected. Local traffic is being detoured to Erickson Avenue. Farmington Road Project
Beaverton; District 1
Construction on Cornell Road and McDaniel Road is underway
Construction of pedestrian facilities on McDaniel Road and Cornell Road, both Urban Road Maintenance District Safety Improvement Projects, are expected to be completed Nov. 30. The McDaniel Road Project calls for adding a wider shoulder to the south side between Harding Court and Arnott Lane. The Cornell Road Project will add a pedestrian facility on the north side of the roadway between 102nd and 97th avenues.  Travelers should expect delays or use alternate routes.
CPO 1; District 2
Brookwood Parkway work done during nighttime hours 
Brookwood Parkway, between Meek and Shute roads, is being widened to three lanes in each direction. Construction will be done during nighttime hours: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday-Friday and 10 p.m.-8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 45 mph for the safety of workers and travelers. The project is expected to be complete in late 2016  Project website   Media release
CPOs 8 and 9; District 4
Construction on Cornelius Pass Road may cause delays
Cornelius Pass Road, between Cornell Road and Hwy 26, is under construction. Travelers are encouraged to use Brookwood Parkway or 185th Avenue. Cornelius Pass is being widened to include three lanes in each direction, a center median and dedicated turn lanes at several intersections, including Hwy 26. The project is expected to be completed by late 2016.    Project website  Media Release
CPOs 7, 8, and 9; Districts 2 and 4
Baseline Road Project - speed limit reduced to 30 mph
This project will widen Baseline Road to five vehicle lanes with continuous bike lanes and sidewalks between Brookwood Parkway and 231st Avenue. For the safety of the workers and travelers in the project zones, the speed limit has been temporarily reduced to 30 mph. Anticipate lane closures and delays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.    Project Website
CPOs 6, 7 and 9; Districts 1, 2 and 4
Alden Street to close for sidewalk improvements
Alden Street will be closed west of Oleson Road, starting Monday, Sept. 7, through Tuesday, Oct. 6, for street and sidewalk improvements. The work is part of Clean Water Services' Alden Water Quality Facility Retrofit Project.
CPO 3; District 3

Scoggins Valley Road closure begins Sept. 8
Scoggins Valley Road, west of Tanner Creek Road, will be closed to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians from Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Monday, Oct. 12, for replacement of two culverts. Traffic will be detoured around the lake via Scoggins Valley Road and West Shore Drive.   Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads project webpage   Media release
CPO 11; District 4
Visit www.wc-roads.com for the latest road information, including upcoming road maintenance work and weekend events that may impact traffic in Washington County.



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Neighborhood Meetings for Proposed Developments:

NOTE: This information is provided as a courtesy only. Developers are required to hold Neighborhood Meetings prior to submitting certain land use applications. A developer may also choose to hold such a meeting voluntarily if it is not required by county code. These meetings are intended to serve as a forum for the developer, affected CPOs, and property owners within the required notification buffer (500 feet in urban areas; 1,000 feet in rural areas) to discuss the proposal prior to the developer submitting an application to the county. County staff do not schedule these meetings and do not attend them. For more information, you can visit our Neighborhood Meeting page.  

Thursday, Sept. 3 - Proposed development review     
At 6 p.m. at Curtis Trailers, Inc. for proposed development review for recreational vehicle sales and storage. The subject property is 1.63 acres in the GC district (General Commercial) and is located at 21375 SW Tualatin Valley Highway, 21285 SW Tualatin Valley Highway, and 3070 SW 214th Avenue. Contact: Shawn Turner, Curtis Trailers, at 503-649-8528.
CPO 6; District 1

Tuesday, Sept. 8 - Proposed 3-parcel partition     
At 6:30 p.m. at the subject property. The subject property is 1.01 acres in the R-6 district (Residential 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 18205 SW Rigert Road. Contact: Kirsten Van Loo, at kirstenvanloo@netzero.net.
CPO 6; District 1   

Wednesday, Sept. 9 - Proposed 10-lot subdivision 
At 6:00 p.m. at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center. The subject property is 1.36 acres in the R-9 district (Residential 7-9 units per acre) and is located on the north side of SW Division Street, tax lot #1A117CB01200.  Contact: Kenneth Sandblast, Westlake Consultants, Inc., at 503-684-0652. 
CPO 6; District 1   

Monday, Sept. 14 - Proposed medical marijuana dispensary
At 6 p.m. at the subject property, 730 NW Dale Avenue. The property is about 0.30-acre in the TO:RC district (Transit Oriented Retail Commercial), and is located on the east side of Dale Avenue south of Cornell Road. Contact: Sheri Ralston, Western Oregon Botanicals, sralstonlux@aol.com or 503-780-4509.
CPO 1; District 2  

Tuesday, Sept. 15 - Proposed 93-lot subdivision for attached and detached single-family residences
At 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The subject properties total 10.3 acres in the the R-6 NB and R-24 NB districts (Residential, 5-6 units per acre and 19-24 units per acre, respectively). The properties are on portions of tax lots #1N117CA00500, #1N117CA00600, and #1N117CA00700 located on the southwest corner of NW Brugger and NW Kaiser roads. A previous neighborhood meeting was held for a multi-family development proposal on the subject properties, but this proposal would supersede the prior proposal. Contact Jerry Offer, Otak, Inc., at jerry.offer@otak.com or 503-415-2330.
CPO 7; District 2
Tuesday, Sept. 15 - Proposed 150-unit multi-family residential development
At 7:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church. The subject properties total 4.5 acres on portions of three tax lots in the R-15 NB and R-24 NB districts (Residential 12-15 units per acre and 19-24 units per acre, respectively).  The properties are on portions of tax lots #1N117B000400#1N117B000500, and #1N117B000600 located east and north of NW Brugger Road. Contact: Jerry Offer, Otak, Inc., at jerry.offer@otak.com or 503-415-2330.
CPO 7; District 2

Wednesday, Sept. 16 - 8-lot subdivision
At 6:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church. The subject property is 1.37 acres in the R-6 district (Residential 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 14845 SW 150th Avenue.  Contact: Kenneth Sandblast, Westlake Consultants, Inc., at 503-684-0652.
CPO 4B; District 3  
Check out these pages for more information on Land Development projects in Washington County:

Melissa De Lyser | Communications Coordinator
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
155 N First Avenue, Suite 350 MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR  97124
503-846-4963 direct | 971-713-9658 mobile | 503-846-3588 fax
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us | www.co.washington.or.us/lut