The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update


LUT Offices will be closed Thursday (Nov. 26) for Thanksgiving

County awarded $95K grant for transportation safety plan

A $95,000 grant to help reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities has been awarded to Washington County by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

LUT will use the grant to create a Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) that addresses safety for all motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The plan will use County road crash data to help the project team focus on goals, objectives and tactics to make County roads safer.

Work on the TSAP started this month with the selection of HDR, Inc. as the project consultant. The plan will use the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) "5 E" approach - Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Encouragement, and Evaluation - aimed at making roadways safer for all users, particularly those traveling by bicycle or on foot. Plan development will also include facilitation of an advisory committee and public involvement events.

The Board of County Commissioners will be asked to consider adoption of the plan sometime next fall. Implementation is expected to begin in early 2017.


County seeks ideas to improve community involvement
Washington County's Community Involvement Transition Planning Team is seeking your input about enhancements to the County's community involvement program. You can help expand and improve the ways that our community contributes to decision-making that shapes our livability in Washington County. Here are three direct ways to help:
  • Take an on-line survey - Provide feedback about enhancements to the county's public involvement program by completing a brief web-based survey through Nov. 30. Your input will help the Transition Planning Team refine their recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Community event - Come and learn more about the work of the Transition Planning Team, the options under consideration and provide input about recommendations for re-shaping Washington County's community engagement program. This event is planned for from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Willow Creek campus of Portland Community College.
  • Sign up for on-going notices - Stay current with this important effort by receiving updates about the county's community involvement program. Add your email address to the eSubscription service.
The 13-member Community Involvement Transition Planning Team was appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners earlier this year to explore a broad range of public participation models and strategies. Oregon State University's Extension Service staff support for the County's Citizen Participation Organizations (CPOs) ends in early 2016. OSU Extension announced in 2014 that it had re-evaluated its institutional strengths and role in this county program and would not continue to administer the program on the county's behalf in the future.  Transition Process Webpage

Open House

Dec. 10: 198th Avenue project open house

The public is invited to stop by Hazeldale Elementary School, 20080 SW Farmington Road, any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the proposal to widen 198th Avenue between Farmington Road and TV Highway. No formal presentation is planned. The project calls for three lanes with continuous bike lanes and sidewalks. Construction is anticipated to occur in 2018.  Project webpage   Media release

CPO 6; District 1

Road news 

Visit www.wc-roads.com for the latest road information, including capital road construction, upcoming road maintenance work and weekend events that may impact traffic in Washington County.


E-subscriptions available

Visit Washington County's e-subscriptions page to view available e-subscriptions on a variety of topics of interest to county residents. You'll receive periodic emails based on the topics you subscribe to.


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, see the Mandatory Neighborhood Meeting & Mailings Requirements.  


Dec. 17 - Proposed two-parcel partition  

At 6:30 p.m. at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 60, 8585 NW Johnson St. The subject property is 0.79 acre in the R-5 district (Residential, 4-5 units per acre), and is located at 535 NW 112th Ave. Contact TC Campbell, Pioneer Design Group, Inc., at 503-643-8286.   

CPO 1; District 2   

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