BEAVERTON, Ore. – The city invites community members to attend an open house for the Land Use Update on Thursday, June 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Beaverton City Library. People can learn more about the changes to the city’s Land Use Element. Land use shapes the way land is developed in different areas of the city. It determines where shops, restaurants and services and different types of housing can develop.
The Land Use Element is part of the city’s comprehensive plan that guides how the city should grow and change. The plan establishes 20 year goals and identifies policies that will help achieve the goals. Review and comment on proposed changes through July 7 at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/LUupdate.
The project began last year to incorporate recent planning efforts spurred by the Beaverton Community Vision. The new Land Use Element reflects input from project committees, neighborhood meetings and a neighborhood land use survey.
Proposed Land Use Map changes include:
- Creating three new commercial designations to provide more distinction between the city’s commercial areas which allows the city to better define appropriate uses in different areas.
- Creating a new mixed use corridor for areas that are positioned to develop with a mix of housing and businesses that serve nearby neighborhoods.
The open house will be held in meeting room A of Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.
The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine’s 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”
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