The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update

LUT responds to countywide weather emergencies

Washed out culvert on Timber Road
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation employees have been working round the clock in response to flooding, landslides, and downed trees caused by heavy rains and high winds. By 9 am. Monday (Dec. 7) LUT's Department Operations Center (DOC) was activated to respond to flood impacts. The DOC will remain active for 24-hour operations until further notice.


Crews are anticipating clearing downed trees and posting more flood signs in the wake of the heavy rains and high winds forecasted to end sometime this morning (Dec. 9). The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch effective through Thursday (Dec. 10), with rain predicted through Saturday (Dec. 12).

The most serious County road damage as of Tuesday evening has been a culvert washed out on Timber Road, 1/2 mile south of Strassel Road, about 2 miles north of OR 6/Wilson River Highway on Monday (Dec. 7). The road is closed indefinitely, while options for replacement are being assessed. No one was on the road when the culvert washed out.

Staff continues to monitor the situation and to respond to issues as they arise. For an updated list of County roads impacted by flooding, visit wc-roads.com or monitor our Twitter feed at @WashCoRoads. For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.orgTimber Road Culvert Media Release   Crews Prepare Media Release 


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

Be Seen. Be Safe.

LUT staff promotes TriMet safety program 

LUT staff are participating in TriMet's Be Seen Be Safe program from 6-7:30 a.m. Dec. 16.  Teams will be at busy TriMet stations in the County, handing out blinking safety lights to encourage TriMet riders to brighten up their attire to improve their visibility while walking and biking to transit during the darker fall and winter months.  

LUT teams will be at Beaverton Transit Center, Elmonica Station, Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport Station, Tuality Hospital Station, Hillsboro Central Station, and Hatfield Government Center. Participants will be wearing brightly colored safety vests, reflectors and blinking lights to encourage riders to increase their visibility and stay safe.  TriMet Be Seen Be Safe website  


County ongoing roadwork projects:

RESCHEDULED: Brookwood at U.S. 26 daytime lane restrictions

Installation of medians on the Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Road at U.S. 26 overpass has been rescheduled to 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Dec. 10-11). Traffic will be one lane in each direction; travelers should expect delays. ODOT crews rescheduled the work due to weather.  Project website

CPO 9; Districts 2 and 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 15505 NW Springville Road. 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

Dec. 21 - Proposed medical marijuana dispensary   

At 6 p.m. at Banks Council Chambers, 13690 Main St. The subject property is 0.57 acre in the R-Com district (Rural Commercial), and is located at 47700 SW Sunset Highway. Contact Mitch Braning, Puff Oregon, at 971-226-5600. 

CPO 14; District 4

Dec. 21 - Proposed three-parcel partition  

At 6 p.m. at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 60, 8585 NW Johnson St. The subject property is 0.67 acre in the R-6 district (Residential, 5-6 units per acre), and is located on tax lot 1N127CD00701. Contact Kenneth Sandblast, Westlake Consultants, at 503-684-0652. 

CPO 1; District 2

Dec. 22 - Proposed 170 to 220-unit single-family subdivision  

At 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church 15505 NW Springville Road. The subject property is 32.07 acres in the R-15 and R-24 districts (Residential, 12-15 units per acre and 19-24 units, respectively), and is located on tax lots 1N117A000700, 1N117A000702, 1N117A000706, 1N117A001200, 1N117DB08500, 1N117DB08600, 1N117DB13400, 1N117AD20500 and 1N117AD21100 (see map below). Contact Stacy Connery at 503-941-9484.

CPO 7; District 2


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