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Visit Washington County Middle Housing Online Open House
Help increase potential development of more housing options by completing a survey and sharing your ideas in Washington County’s Middle Housing Online Open House through Aug. 13.

Community Planning staff is considering changes to the Washington County Community Development Code to allow more middle housing – duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and cottage clusters – in neighborhoods where single-detached homes are allowed, and to make the approval process less complicated. Under House Bill 2001 many local governments throughout Oregon are required to do this to create more housing choices that suit a variety of households.

Please visit the online open house to see how middle housing meets your needs, or the needs of your friends, family members, neighbors and community. Learn about the benefits of middle housing and then take our brief survey – it takes less than 10 minutes – to share your ideas. Your input will help guide the Project Team on its recommendations to the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • Comment on the Gales Creek Road (OR-8) and Thatcher Road Intersection Project via an online open house through July 18. The intersection will be realigned to address sight distance and install a crosswalk across Gales Creek Road with a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB). Comment here
  • Learn about the Meadow Drive and Downing Street/Butner Road Pedestrian Improvement Projects through the online open house, open through July 25. Both projects include constructing new sidewalks to fill in gaps along the roads. Comment here
  • Learn about how middle housing/House Bill 2001 can increase housing options and share your thoughts in an online open house through Aug. 13. Staff is considering changes to the Washington County Community Development Code to allow more middle housing and to make the approval process less complicated. Comment here
WC-ROADS HIGHLIGHTS
Road closures
  • Brookman Road, between between Pacific Highway (OR-99W) and Ladd Hill Road, through July 25 for road improvements related to development. Work is being done by Northwest Earthmovers. Detour map
  • Jackson School Road, between Grant Street and Evergreen Road, through July 19 for installation of a roundabout at Harwood Street by city of Hillsboro. Detour map
  • Jackson School Road, between Harwood Street and Evergreen Road, July 19 through Sept. 17 for culvert installation by city of Hillsboro. Detour map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Saltzman Road and 124th Avenue, through July 19 for culvert installation by Subcom Excavation & Utilities. Detour map
Lane closures
  • 124th Avenue, between Tualatin-Sherwood Road and 1,200 feet south of the intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 22, for utility and frontage improvements by Kerr Contractors. Map
  • 170th Avenue, between Beaverton Creek and Johnson Street, weekdays through Spring 2022, for pipe replacement by Clean Water Services. Map
  • 175th Avenue, between Constance Street and Arbutus Drive, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through July 30, for road construction related to development by Riverside Homes. Map
  • Augusta Lane, between Pheasant Lane and Chatelain Drive, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 1, for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Banks Road, between between Sellers Road and .25 miles east of Sellers Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 27 for road improvements related to Banks Apartment development by Five Star Builders. Detour map
  • Beef Bend Road, between Roy Rogers Road and Highway 99W, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 12, for paving. Map
  • Blanton Street, between 188th and 193rd avenues, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 15, for road improvement and utility work by Brad Taggart Construction. Map
  • Bull Mountain Road, between 153rd Avenue and 155th Terrace, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 1, for development by BCE. Map
  • Butner Road, between Cedar Hills Boulevard and Belvidere Place, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 1, for utility/frontage improvements. Map
  • Cedarcrest Street, between 80th and 82nd avenues, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 1, for development by AKS Engineering. Map
  • Cornell Road, between Sunset High School Middle Entrance and 350 feet east of Trail Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 22, for development by Summit Properties. Map
  • Evergreen Road, between Dawson Creek Drive and Brookwood Parkway, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through July 16, for road improvement by K&E Excavating. Map
  • Greenburg Road, between Hall Boulevard and Washington Square Road, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. through July 31 (extended), for water main improvements by Tualatin Valley Water District. Map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Torin Terrace to East Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through July 30 (extended), for Riverside Homes. Map
  • Murray Boulevard, between Millikan Way and Tualatin Valley Highway, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 (extended), for construction related to nearby development. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain roads. Speed reduction to 35 mph between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain roads and 45 mph between Bull Mountain and Beef Bend roads through December, for road widening. Map
  • Saltzman Road, between Dogwood Street and Cornell Road, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through July 20, for waterline work by Oleson Construction. Map
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Tile Flat and Strobel roads, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through June 30, 2022, for frontage improvements related to nearby development by NEI General Contracting. Map
  • Tile Flat Road, between Scholls Ferry Road and Kobbe Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through June 30, 2022, for frontage improvements by NEI General Contracting. Map
  • Tualatin-Sherwood Road, between Oregon Street and 124th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Oct. 22, for utility and frontage improvements by Kerr Contractors. Map
  • West Union Road, between Glencoe Road and 289th Avenue, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 31, for pedestrian improvements by the city of North Plains. 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:

  • 185th Avenue and Rock Creek Boulevard-Park View Boulevard intersection
  • Adair and Baseline streets (OR-8) - (ODOT)
  • Cornell Road between Elam Young Parkway West and Butler Road
  • Davis Road between 160th and 165th avenues
  • Kinnaman Road between 180th and 185th avenues

Summer road maintenance activities
It's time for summer road maintenance activities, including gravel road stabilization and paving. A list of impacted roads and schedules is available online, and will be updated as work is scheduled.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS
July 20 - Proposed 48-lot subdivision
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 4 acres in the R-9 district (Residential, 7-9 units per acre). It is located at 7390 SW Miller Hill Road and 7430 SW Miller Hill Road. Contact Wayne Hayson, Pioneer Design Group, at whayson@pd-grp.com.

CPO 6; District 1
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
155 M First Ave., Ste 250, MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR 9714