Cooper Mountain Community Plan
Cooper Mountain grant application approved. In July, the Metro Council awarded the city a $693,000 grant to help fund upcoming planning efforts in Cooper Mountain. The grant will provide resources Beaverton needs to complete the Cooper Mountain Community Plan including addressing key issues like zoning, transportation, natural resource protection, housing and infrastructure. Although the Metro Council voted to approve the urban growth boundary expansion this past December, it will not be effective until it works its way through a state approval process. Expect to hear more as the Community Plan process starts in earnest in 2020.
The city is starting a multi-year process to develop the Cooper Mountain Community Plan. The plan will establish local goals and policies for the area, and fine-tune the city’s approach to housing variety, transportation, natural resource protection, commercial opportunities and other issues.
The city will work with a broad range of community members, property owners, developers and other stakeholders in creating the plan. This project will involve technical analyses, community engagement, and other work to develop a community-supported plan.
The Beaverton City Council must approve all Comprehensive Plan and zone changes.
The project is expected to take approximately two to three years. The city is still working on the project scope and will release more detailed timelines in the future.
The city will likely not act on annexation requests and allow development until after the planning process is complete.