Land Use shapes the way land is developed in different areas of the city. Land use designations also influence the uses allowed in neighborhoods and business districts, such as shops, services, restaurants and different types of housing.
On October 24, 2017, City Council passed Ordinance 4718, adopting a new Land Use Element and Land Use Map to the city's Comprehensive Plan. The updated policies and land use designations are anticipated to become effective on November 24, 2017.
Beaverton's Comprehensive Plan is a regulatory document that provides long-range guidance on development and city investments. The most extensive update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan occurred in 2002. Since that time, the community has experienced significant growth and change.
The Comprehensive Plan 2035 project will:
Incorporate ideas and policies from previous planning work, including the Beaverton Community Vision, Civic Plan, Creekside District Master Plan, and South Cooper Mountain Community Plan;
Assess recent development and demographic trends and projected growth; and
Make the plan more user-friendly and accessible to the community