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Comment on draft requirements for short-term rental licensing program
Visit an online open house to comment on draft requirements for a proposed short-term rental licensing program in urban unincorporated Washington County.

The Short-term Rental Online Open House describes proposed requirements for a licensing program to minimize large parties, noise, trash and other issues that community members have raised with the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The open house includes a survey with about 20 multiple-choice and open-ended questions so the public can provide feedback.
In response to community concerns, Land Use & Transportation Community Planning staff developed Short-term Rentals: Issues and Considerations, Washington County Long Range Planning Issue Paper No. 2020-01, (English only) which was released for public comment in February 2020. Most comments supported regulating short-term rentals. As a result, the Washington County Board of Commissioners asked staff to draft short-term rental requirements in support of a licensing program.

Staff will use the data and comments submitted through this open house to develop final requirements to address concerns of both community members and short-term rental owners/operators.

The Short-term Rental Online Open House will be active through 5 p.m. Jan. 8.
Walker Road Phase 3
  • Walker Road Phase 3 Online Open House through 5 p.m. Dec. 13. Walker Road will be widened to five lanes (two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane) with bike lanes and sidewalks between 173rd and 185th avenues. Replacement of a culvert, installation of a traffic signal, sound walls, improvements to drainage and street lighting are also planned. Visit the online open house.
  • OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project through Dec. 17. The Oregon Department of Transportation project addresses long-standing bottlenecks between Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and OR 99W and at the Allen Boulevard and Denney Road interchanges. Visit the online open house.
Road closures
  • Gaston Road, between Highway 47 and Spring Hill Road, through Jan. 15 (extended) for bridge replacement. Detour map
  • Rosedale Road, between 209th and 229th avenues, through April 21 for Willamette Water Supply pipeline installation. Detour map
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline (OR-8) and Oak streets (OR-8), weeknights 7 p.m.-6 a.m. through Dec. 4 (extended) by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 69th Avenue, between Atlanta and Dartmouth streets, through Dec. 31 (extended) for water main improvements by Tualatin Valley Water District. Map
  • 175th Avenue/Ravine Drive, at the intersection 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 for utility work. Map
  • 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and Tualatin Valley Highway, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Dec. 31. Map
  • Butner Road, between 126th and Huntington avenues, through Dec. 31 for road construction. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Torin Terrace to East Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 for Riverside Homes. Map
  • Madeline Street, between 192nd and 188th avenues and between 185th and 180th avenues, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 4 (extended) for sidewalk installations. Map
  • Pacific Highway (OR 99W), between Fischer and Hazelbrook roads, intermittent nighttime work through Dec. 31 for bridge repair by ODOT. Map
  • River Road, 500-1000 feet south of Oakhurst Street, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 for construction related to Riverside Homes. Map
  • Rosa Road, between 198th Avenue and Farmington Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Dec. 4 (extended) for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain Roads, nighttime lane closures and speed reduction to 35 mph between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain roads and 45 mph between Bull Mountain and Beef Bend roads through December 2021 for road widening. Map
  • West Union Road, between 153rd Terrace and Bronson Creek Drive, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 pm. Friday through April 1 for sidewalk installation. Map
ADA ramp replacements
ADA ramp replacements have minimal impact on motor vehicle traffic; pedestrian paths will be maintained. Lane closures will be intermittent during weekday hours only. Ramps are in construction on portions of the following roads:

  • 143rd Avenue
  • 149th Avenue at Downing Court and Surrey Court
  • Barrington Terrace/Westminster Drive
  • Bethany Boulevard
  • Peachtree Drive at Beef Bend Road, Blue Spruce Court, Mapleview Lane, Willow Top Lane and Wrightwood Court
  • Quatama Street
  • Science Park Drive at Cornell Road and Murray Boulevard
  • West Union Road

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.
Dec. 5 - Proposed 2-lot partition
At 11:30 a.m. in the yard of 8208 SW Taylor's Ferry Road. The property is 0.47 acre in the R-5 District (Residential 4-5 units per acre) and is located on tax lot #1S125CB00400. Contact John DeJong, Tech. Engineering, at technicalengineeringinc@yahoo.com.

CPO 4M; District 3
Dec. 14 - Proposed double classroom portable
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The property is 3.04 acres in the INST District (Institutional) and is located at 3500 SW 104th Ave. Contact Robyn Stolin, Hope Chinese Charter School, facilities@hopecss.org.

CPO 3; District 2
Dec. 17 - Proposed 10-lot subdivision
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The property is 1.31 acres in the R-9 District (Residential, 7-9 units per acre) and is located on tax lot #1N122C05100. Contact Mimi Doukas, AKS Engineering & Forestry, at 503-563-6151.

CPO 1; District 2
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
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