WEA's Land Use & Housing Committee met this week with Brookfield's Eric Peterson to learn more about the development of Reeds Crossing in South Hillsboro.
The project is one of three in the South Hillsboro area - the other two are Rosedale and Butternut Creek (Pahlisch Homes projects).
Reeds Crossing spans 465 acres.
When complete, it will contain 4,000 homes - 1,350 in multifamily units and 2,650 single family dwellings.
Peterson said Reeds Crossing is a unique project in that it is high density, with alleyways in the back of the homes instead of yards, and many of the front of the homes face open space or trails.
The development has about 80 acres of open space, and Peterson said the goal for each home is to be no more than five doors down from a trail connection.
He said the parks space has amenities other parks don't typically have (firepits, outdoor kitchens, water features, and more) - it is designed to be utilized more like a backyard and draw people outside and into the community.
The majority of homebuyers in the development are millennials (under the age of 42) and half of them work for Intel, Nike, or Salesforce.
Reeds Crossing also includes a 36 acre town center.
It will have a Providence wellness center, a Rembold senior housing project, and a Gramor retail development.