Chapter 3: Land Use Element Summary

Land Use Icon-greenThis Comprehensive Plan element addresses land use within the context of both state and regional land use requirements.
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Aerial view of South Cooper Mountain area to be developed.
Distance panorama of Progress Ridge shopping area on a clear day.

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.

City Resources

Background Reports

Maps

Interactive Data and Mapping Tools

Beaverton retail district after capital improvements.