Cooper Mountain Community Plan

Cooper Mountain Urban Reserve map

Urban Growth Boundary Decision

On January 22, 2020, the state Department of Land Conservation and Development issued a written decision approving Metro’s urban growth boundary (UGB) amendment.

Final Order Approving Metro UGB Amendment

Project Description

The project will begin in earnest in February 2020. The city hired a consultant team to assist with the Cooper Mountain Community Plan including addressing key issues like zoning, transportation, natural resource protection, housing, infrastructure and funding. Expect to hear more as the public engagement plan is finalized.


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.

Project Timeline

Phase 1:
Research and Analysis
  • Study existing conditions
  • Develop preliminary street and utility plans
  • Research development best practices
  • Conduct market analysis
  • Identify suitable funding tools
Phase 2:
Community Planning
  • Refine vision
  • Consider alternative solutions to address key issues
  • Select preferred alternative(s)
  • Develop infrastructure funding plan
Phase 3:
Adoption and Implementation
  • Develop community plan
  • Draft code and map changes
  • Develop implementation plan
  • Adopt changes

The Community Plan project is expected to take three years to complete. The city will likely not act on annexation requests and allow development until after the process is complete.

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