Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency (BURA)
Welcome to the Central Beaverton Urban Renewal District
The revitalization of central Beaverton is a core priority of the city and residents of Beaverton. Portions of central Beaverton continues to languish, with unattractive streetscapes, an absence of new investment, and a deficiency of pedestrian-friendly amenities and businesses. Much of this area lacks a sense of place — characterized by qualities that attract new shops and restaurants that in turn attract customers and new residents creating a cycle of economic vitality.
Urban renewal and tax increment financing (TIFs) are public financing tools that provide local governments with the flexibility necessary to respond to new challenges and opportunities that arise locally; BURA employs these tools to spur targeted investments in particular, blighted areas in order to create value through the development of public-and-private-funded improvement projects.
The agency completed the Central Beaverton Urban Renewal Plan, which proposes to accomplish the following goals and objectives:
- Create an active downtown
- Address traffic congestion
- Address response times for public safety
- And provide incentives for redevelopment, business investment, and jobs.
Share of BURA Tax Increment by Project Type
Approved by voters in 2011, BURA has allocated tax increment finance expenditure to five categories of projects: