Week of 1/6/20
A Year of Change FY 18-19 annual report available online
A Year of Change: Annual Report FY 2018-19 has been published online by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT).

“Our annual report is a testament to our LUT team's hard work through several internal changes, including a change in department leadership,” said Stephen Roberts, LUT Director. Roberts replaced former director Andrew Singelakis, who accepted a position as the director of transportation in Bellevue, WA.

“Our LUT team looks forward to continuing to work with our jurisdictional partners and the community to keep Washington County a place where people are welcome, safe, healthy and successful,” Roberts said.

In the last fiscal year, LUT’s work included management of 89 road projects in design or development – the most in the department’s history. Staff continued efforts to address the County’s affordable housing shortage through development of Ordinance 859, which focuses on removing barriers to development of accessory dwelling units. Collaboration with regional partners in support of Metro’s proposed 2020 Regional Transportation Funding Measure was also a major initiative that’s continuing in FY 2019-20.

During Fiscal Year 2018-19, LUT also:

  • Completed the Moving Forward TV Highway study, focused on the area between Cornelius Pass Road and 160th Avenue.

  • Continued deployment of intelligent transportation systems technology.

  • Completed 72,074 building inspections.

  • Issued 740 single-family residential building permits.

  • Completed paving and sealing on 70 centerline miles of roads.

More LUT Fiscal 2018-19 projects and statistics are included in the annual report, available at LUTannualreport18-19.com. Printed copies will be available at LUT-sponsored events and Washington County Community Participation Organization meetings.
DLCD to host community conversation on state housing
A community conversation to discuss Oregon's new housing initiatives will be from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 29 at Portland Community College Willow Creek Center, 241 SW Edgeway Dr.

The event is hosted by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). It will include discussions on House Bills 2001 and 2003 which focus on providing additional housing choices and increasing housing supply. A short presentation and table-level discussions will allow participants to share hopes and concerns regarding the legislation. More information Submit written comments

Accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities or those needing sign language interpretation or languages other than English. Spanish interpretation and childcare will be provided. Please email up to 48 hours in advance to request accommodations.
Road closures
  • 141st Place, between Millikan Way and the Millikan Way Transit Center, Jan. 6-17, for storm water vault installation by the city of Beaverton. Detour map
  • Kruger Road, between the Elwert/Kruger intersection the future Sherwood high school access road, through Jan. 31, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
  • Martin Road, between Verboort Road and Highway 47, through Jan. 9, for emergency repair of a collapsed culvert. Detour map
  • Tile Flat Road, between Grabhorn and Scholls Ferry roads, through Feb. 14, for construction by Willamette Water Supply Program. Detour map
Lane closures
  • 80th Avenue, between Colin Court and Taylors Ferry Road, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31, for final work related to culvert replacement. Map
  • 119th Avenue, between Cornell Road and Coleman Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through February 2020, for installation of a water main by TVWD. Map
  • 175th Avenue, between Arbutus Drive and Pronghorn Lane, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 10, for installation of a storm line by Valley Pacific Construction. Map
  • Barnes Road, between Valeria View Drive and SW Lois Lane, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through March 12, for construction related to Peterkort parking lot. Map
  • Cornelius Pass Road, between Cherry Drive and Samantha Lane, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 10, for utility work by Five Star Builders. Map
  • Glencoe Road and Pacific Street intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 10, for pedestrian crossing improvements by the city of North Plains. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31, 2020. Map
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Strobel Road and 175th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Jan. 31, for utility work by NEI. Map
  • Shaw Street, between 188th and 198th avenues, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Jan. 17, for road improvements by CivilWorks. Map
  • Taylors Ferry Road, between 80th Avenue and Washington Drive, intermittent closures 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31, for final work related to bridge replacement. Map
NOTE:   This information is provided here as a courtesy only.   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 CPO (Community Participation Organization) and nearby property owners to discuss the proposal informally. County staff do not schedule or attend these meetings.
Jan. 7 - Proposed private school addition
At 7 p.m. at Village Baptist Church Columbia Rooms, 330 SW Murray Boulevard. The property is 9.14 acres in the INST District (Institutional) and is located on tax lot # 1S104AC02500. Contact Renjy Abraham, Village Baptist Church, at 503-643-6511.

CPO 1; District 2
Melissa De Lyser | Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation

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