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City of Beaverton

Posted on: June 11, 2019

Community Open House to Discuss Downtown's Best Look for the Future

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Join your neighbors to review and discuss reimagined street designs and how new rules could shape the future of downtown. The open house is Saturday, June 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St). Drop by during the Farmers Market or before the Longest Day of the Year concert happening across the street at City Park.

The open house is an opportunity to talk with city staff about the latest ideas for site and building design rules and how our downtown streets can change. For those who can’t make the meeting, feedback can also be shared anytime in June by visiting www.BeavertonOregon.gov/downtowndesign to review ideas and complete a survey.

Beaverton’s new Downtown Urban Design Framework, approved by City Council last year, provides a roadmap for making an even more vibrant downtown. The Urban Design Framework – built along with community members through public engagement – identifies areas with different characters in downtown, calls for stronger walking and biking connections, and promotes new small parks and plazas.

The city has been working on initial ideas about how to remove obstacles to desired development; set community expectations for site and building design; and rethink how streets and sidewalks can make it more comfortable and enjoyable for people downtown.

Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/downtowndesign anytime to learn more about the project and sign up to receive notices when project updates are available.

Our community vision calls for a vibrant, welcoming city center where people can socialize, work and live. The Downtown Design Project is a next step toward that reality by providing opportunity for more restaurants, wider sidewalks, downtown gathering spaces and more. We need community feedback to help create the downtown our residents and visitors want.

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