The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update

County awarded $45K grant for South Industrial Area Study

A $45,000 Technical Assistance (TA) grant for the South Industrial Area Infrastructure Study project (SIAIS) has been awarded to Washington County by the State Department of Land Conservation and Development Community Services Division.

The SIAIS will help support development of the 1,800-acre South Industrial Area. The project, which will take place June-December 2016, will be led by LUT and conducted in partnership with Sherwood, Tualatin, and Wilsonville. The area will be annexed by the adjacent cities as appropriate prior to development.

The SIAIS will identify:

  • Statistics on projected jobs and economic benefits of developments.
  • Infrastructure needs, particularly transportation needs.
  • Partnership opportunities with other public and private entities.
  • Potential funding sources, including grant opportunities, and an assessment for securing these funds.
  • A consolidated map of the area and priority projects.

Development in the South Industrial Area is expected to be stimulated by the future extension of 124th Avenue, which will improve accessibility for future employees and freight by creating a more direct route to I-5 and other destinations. The County is partnering with Willamette Water Supply Program and the cities of Sherwood, Tualatin, and Wilsonville on the extension of 124th Avenue between Tualatin-Sherwood and Grahams Ferry roads. Construction is expected to begin in January, with completion scheduled for fall 2018.

CPO 5; District 3

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

County ongoing roadwork projects:

Night work underway on Cornelius Pass Road 
Work on Cornelius Pass Road (U.S. 26 to Cornell Road) will be performed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly for installation of storm lines. Travel may be reduced to one lane in each direction. Existing sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians and bicyclists. Bicyclists may also use travel lanes. Travelers should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Performing the work at night improves safety for both workers and travelers, and minimizes the impact of construction.  Other construction work will still continue during daytime hours.  Project Website
CPO 8; District 4
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 
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.


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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, see the Mandatory Neighborhood Meeting & Mailings Requirements.  


Dec. 14 - Proposed 125 town homes and 125-175 multi-family home development

At 7:00 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church. The subject property is 17.70 acres in the R-15 district (Residential 12-15 units per acre), and is located at tax lot #1N117BD00100. Contact Jerry Offer, Otak, at 503-415-2330 or jerry.offer@otak.com.

CPO 7; District 2  

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

Dec. 17 - Proposed three-parcel partition  

At 7 p.m. at Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Road.  The subject property is 0.69 acre in the R-5 district (Residential, 4-5 units per acre), and is located at 6520 SW Florence Lane. Contact Mike or Tynisha Safstrom, M&T Development, LLC, at 503-890-6884 or 425-343-2970. 

CPO 3; 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