Chapter 3: Land Use Element Summary
The city’s goals for land use include:
- Provide a policy framework for a community designed to establish a positive identity while enhancing livability.
- Proper relationships between residential, commercial, industrial, mixed and public land uses to provide a sound bases for urbanization.
- Beaverton mixed use areas that develop in accordance with community vision and consistent with the 2040 Regional Growth Concept Map.
- Regional Centers that develop in accordance with community vision and consistent with the 2040 Regional Growth Concept Map.
- Town Centers that develop in accordance with community vision and consistent with the 2040 Regional Growth Concept Map.
- Station Communities that develop in accordance with community vision and consistent with the 2040 Regional Growth Concept Map.
- Develop Station Communities with sufficient intensities to generate light rail ridership and around-the-clock activity.
- Main Street Areas with a vibrant mix of neighborhood commercial and residential uses in a pedestrian friendly environment that includes wide sidewalks with pedestrian amenities.
- An attractive mix of commercial and higher density residential uses along major roads through the City that invites pedestrian activity where appropriate.
- Regulate development in Employment Areas to accommodate changing market trends while maintaining the City’s employment base.
- Attractive, compatible industrial, manufacturing, warehouse, and heavy industrial development at locations in the City served by good transportation networks.
- Provide for the establishment and maintenance of safe, convenient, attractive and healthful places to live.
- Retain established large lot zoning in limited areas.
- Establish Standard Density Residential areas to provide moderate sized lots for typical single family residences with private open space.
- Establish Medium Density Residential areas to allow for single family attached and detached, and multiple-family developments.
- Establish High Density Residential areas to allow for a variety of housing types.
The reports, plans and maps provided below are related to the City’s policies on land use and development.
- Civic Plan
- South Cooper Mountain
- Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency
- Development Code
- Comprehensive Plan Volume V – Community Plans
- Land Use Handbook (October 2012)
- Metro 2040 Growth Concept (2000)
- Metro Regional Framework Plan (2005)
- Metro Urban Growth Management Functional Plan (2012)
- Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD): Statewide Planning Goals
- Washington County – Beaverton Urban Planning Area Agreement (UPAA)
- Metro: Alternative Futures for Transportation and Land Use Models
- Metro: Beaverton Aspirations for Growth
- Metro: Parcelization Study
- Metro: State of the Centers Report
- Oregon State University: Land Use Explorer
- Washington County: Community Plans
- Washington County: Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area
- Washington County: Land Use Ordinances
- Land Use Map (PDF)
- Zoning Map (PDF)
- Community Plan Maps
- 2040 Regional Growth Concept Map (PDF)
- Annexation History (PDF)
Interactive Data and Mapping Tools
- Greater Portland Pulse
- Washington County Intermap
- Census: Interactive Data Tools (American FactFinder, Local Employment Dynamics, and more).
- Census: My Congressional District Data Portal
- Housing + Transportation Index
- HUD: Mapping Applications (Housing Market, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Choice Neighborhood, and many other mapping applications.)
- Metro: State of the Centers Mapping Tool
- Oregon: Land Use Mapping Tool
- Oregon: Mapping Applications
- Oregon: Open Data Portal
- Washington County iSpirits