Week of 4/20/20
Neighborhood meetings moving online temporarily
Neighborhood meetings, required for certain Washington County development applications, can be held online temporarily as per the new COVID-19 Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Supplement.

The temporary supplemental policy is in effect for the duration of Gov. Kate Brown's "Stay Home. Save Lives" executive order.

"We are temporarily allowing developers to host neighborhood meetings online so that projects can move forward," said Stephen Roberts, Director, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation. "We are doing our part to help sustain employment and economic activity, while still providing opportunities for meaningful input from our community members."

In addition to the requirements outlined in the Mandatory Requirements for Neighborhood Meeting Mailings, the supplemental policy requirements include:

  • A written narrative explaining the development proposal.

  • A legible (preferably rendered) site plan.

  • A URL for the virtual meeting (using Zoom, Skype, Go-to-Meeting, Microsoft Teams or other online platform) and information on how the public can access the virtual meeting.

  • A toll-free phone number providing an alternative for participation by phone.

  • Addresses where written comments and questions can be submitted via email or USPS prior to the meeting.

  • A URL for a website, Dropbox or other online platform providing public access to a copy of the mailing materials and other typical neighborhood meeting materials (grading plan, landscape plan, renderings, etc.). These materials must be posted online the same day the meeting notice is mailed.

Neighborhood meetings are required before developers submit certain land use applications to the County (for areas outside cities).These meetings provide a forum for the developer, affected Community Participation Organizations (CPOs) and nearby property owners to discuss the proposal informally. County staff do not schedule or attend these meetings. The public also has an additional opportunity to submit formal comments after applications have been submitted to the County.

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ODOT is forming a 15-member Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee (EMAC) to advise on how tolling, combined with other strategies, can benefit historically underserved populations.

The EMAC will also support the development of an equity framework for I-5 and I-205 tolling projects and for other state tolling locations that may be evaluated in the future. The committee will advise both ODOT and OTC.

The committee will be comprised of up to five at-large positions filled through an application process; the remainder will be appointed. At-large members will represent communities of interest. These members will share information between the EMAC and the communities they represent.

Apply online before May 1. Learn more
Road closures
  • Elwert/Kruger Road and Sunset Boulevard, between Elwert and Kruger roads and Hwy 99W, closed through June 30, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Access closed between Elwert/Kruger roads and Highway 99W. Elwert and Kruger roads will remain open to traffic with lane closures. Detour map
  • Mt. Richmond Road, between Patton Valley and South roads, through May 13, for replacement of a bridge with two box culverts. Detour map
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline Street (OR-8) and Oak Street (OR-8), through summer. Lane closures all hours; two-lane closure 10 p.m.-5 a.m. weekdays. Traffic may be stopped for up to 20 minutes. Intersection improvements by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 119th Avenue, between Cornell Road and Coleman Drive, daytime hours April 20-May 4 for paving work by Tualatin Valley Water District.
  • 175th Avenue, between Arbutus Drive and Pronghorn Lane, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays through April 30, for development-related road construction by Valley Pacific Construction. Map
  • 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and Tualatin Valley Highway, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Dec. 31. Map
  • Barnes Road, between Valeria View Drive and SW Lois Lane, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 30, for construction related to Peterkort parking lot. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Map
  • Kaiser Road, between Brugger Road and Ridgeline Street, intermittent daytime lane closures, through April 30 for construction related to development project. Map
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Strobel Road and 175th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through April 30 (extended), for utility work by NEI. Map
Neighborhood meetings, required for many Washington County development applications, can be held online temporarily as per the new COVID-19 Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Supplement. The temporary supplemental policy is in effect for the duration of Gov. Kate Brown's "Stay Home. Save Lives" executive order..
Melissa De Lyser | Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation

155 N First Ave., Suite 250, MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR 97123

503-846-4963 direct | 971-713-9658 mobile