Metro Regional Affordable Housing Bond
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Beaverton
LIS (Local Implementation Strategy)
- Affordable Housing Bond - Beaverton LIS Strategy
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Projects (check back regularly for updates)
South Cooper Mountain Project
The selected project developed by Wishcamper Development Partners allocates $9 million in Metro Bond funding. The 42-acre planned unit development is adjacent to Mountainside High School in South Cooper Mountain. The project proposes to include 309-units of affordable apartment housing, 30,000 square feet of commercial space, 13-acres of public open-space and trails, three public parks, and 297-units of market rate housing. Scheduled to begin construction late summer 2021, the affordable housing component will provide much-needed housing options for families and individuals within the Beaverton community, including 80-units of senior housing.
After a rigorous selection process, Colas Construction, Inc. won the opportunity to serve as the General Contractor for Wishcamper. This people-centered project will provide sustainable new homes, complete with beautiful public gathering spaces. In addition to Colas’ strong, affordable housing portfolio, the company is a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) owned entity recognized as a BIPOC Prime Contractor (BPC) and is a second-generation, family-owned Portland-based firm focused on building in multiple areas. This project represents the largest project awarded to a BPC for the Metro Affordable Housing Bond to date, and all parties are thrilled about the impact-centric partnership.
For more information about this project and the newly selected general contractor click here.
Metro has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to develop the Elmonica Affordable Housing Project. Proposals are due from developers on January 15, 2021. Click here for more information.
Staff attended a Beaverton City Council meeting work session on October 6, 2020 to discuss options for "Project C," which has been tentatively identified as being located at the current Beaverton Community Center.
To learn more about the project, view the FAQ here (last updated 10/21/2020).
The Mary Ann
The Mary Ann, the first selected project following the approval of the Metro Affordable Housing Bond, was approved by the Beaverton Planning Commission, City Council, and Metro last year. The project broke ground in June 2020.
Project Specific Community Engagement
Project specific outreach and community engagement will be completed for each of the four anticipated affordable housing development. Community engagement will include input from an ad hoc review committee for each project, the Housing Technical Advisory Group, and culturally specific community engagement and outreach with a variety of other groups utilizing a partnership with Unite Oregon.
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In November 2018, Metro voters approved a $652.8 million bond—$31 million of which will be allocated for City of Beaverton projects. In accordance with the bond conditions, the city is developing a plan to outline how these funds will be used to create safe, affordable housing options in our community.