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Urban Renewal Plan Area and Projects

The Central Beaverton Urban Renewal Area would encompass 997 acres, representing about 8% of the total land area in the City of Beaverton.

Proposed BURA Subdistricts
The area includes the transit oriented area, historic Old Town, the central Beaverton office and commercial area, and the employment area east of Highway 217.  The area includes three MAX stations and a WES commuter rail station.

The Transit Oriented Area includes properties within close reach of several MAX and WES stations.  In addition to commercial spaces, there is multi-family and attached single-family residential, with mixed use residential/commercial within the Transit Oriented Area.

Proposed projects and programs include:
  • Street, sidewalk and parking improvements
  • New open space and flood mitigation in creekside areas
  • Community identity improvements including gateways and directional signage
  • Development incentives to encourage transit oriented development housing and commercial developments in this area 
  • Intersection improvements and adaptive signals to improve traffic flow

The Commercial Office and Retail Area contains large format retail and office facilities, including a few larger parcels occupied by public facilities. These areas also encompass a significant number of large surface parking lots and a few vacant lots. 

Proposed projects and programs include:
  • Willing seller/willing buyer land acquisition program to assemble parcels for parking structures and new developments
  • Street, sidewalks, and parking improvements
  • Community identity improvements including gateways and directional signage
  • New road connections to promote development on key sites and provide alternate routes to reduce congestion
  • Develop incentives and technical assistance
  • Intersection improvements and adaptive signals to reduce traffic congestion

Old Town contains a wide range of building types of diverse ages.  The Old Town Area has buildings that date from the early 20th Century, while most of the shopping centers and office parks were constructed in the 1980's. 

Proposed projects and programs include:
  • Street, sidewalks, and parking improvements
  • Development incentives
  • Community identity improvements including gateways and directional signage 
  • Storefront and tenant improvements programs
  • Historic preservation programs and incentives

Employment Area West of Highway 217.  East of Highway 217 is predominantly used for light manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, and some heavy industry.

Proposed projects and programs include:
  • Improved streets and utility upgrades 
  • Willing seller/willing buyer land acquisition program to assemble parcels of a usable size
  • Creek flood mitigation projects
  • Employment district strategy that identifies infrastructure, parking, and circulation needs for this area
  • Incentives to increase density of jobs

Why was this area selected?

This area's selection was based on the outcomes of recent planning efforts within Beaverton including the Beaverton Community Vision, Civic Plan, Comprehensive Plan, and Economic Opportunity Analysis; In addition, conditions in the district meet the definition of blight as contained in the following provisions of ORS 457:
  • Structures that are obsolete for temporary, commercial, mixed- use, and industrial uses due to inadequate interior arrangement or size;
  • Platted properties and lots that prevent the use or redevelopment in accordance with local land use policies;
  • Inadequate streets and other rights of way, open spaces and utilities;
  • An economic dislocation, deterioration or disuse of property resulting from faulty planning;
  • Properties subject to inundation by water.

How would the $150 million in urban renewal funds be spent?

The urban renewal plan allows up to $150 million as the maximum indebtedness that may be incurred under the plan over a 30-year period. These funds would be dedicated to the following types of projects within the designated urban renewal area:

Infrastructure ImprovementsInfrastructure & Transportation Improvements, 48% of funds
($72 million)
Transportation Connectivity and Safety Improvements
Sidewalk Improvements in Old Town
Parking Structures
Utility Upgrades

Joint InvestmentJoint Investment Programs,
33% of funds ($49.5 million)
Financial and Technical Assistance for Housing and Commercial Developments
Increase Capacity for Jobs
Willing Seller/Willing Buyer Land Acquisition Program

Business IncentiveBusiness Incentive Programs,
7% of funds ($10.5 million)
Storefront Improvement Grants
Tenant Improvement Programs
Predevelopment Assistance

Community IdentityCommunity Identity Upgrades,
4% of funds ($6 million)
Gateways and Directional Signage
Streetscape Improvements
Creek Enhancements

Debt Service and Oversight, 8% of funds ($12 million)


Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency

The Beaverton Building
at The Round
12725 SW Millikan Way
P.O. Box 4755
Beaverton, OR 97076

Ph: (503) 526-2520
Fx: (503) 526-2550 

Tyler Ryerson
Senior Development
Project Manager