Cooper Mountain Community Plan
The Cooper Mountain Community Plan will establish a long-term vision for the area’s growth and development to support welcoming, walkable neighborhoods that honor the unique landscape and ensure a legacy of natural resource protection and connection. The area is anticipated to provide at least 3,760 homes, including a mix of single-family and multi-family homes. Annexation and development are not expected to occur until after the planning process is complete.
The plan will be created with the community. Public engagement will intentionally include historically under served and underrepresented communities to ensure the project incorporates a broad array of ideas and feedback.
Visit our Online Open House to share your ideas about how future growth should occur in Cooper Mountain!
Working Project Goals
- Create equitable outcomes for residents, including historically under served and underrepresented communities.
- Provide new housing in a variety of housing types and for all income levels.
- Preserve, incorporate, connect, and enhance natural resources.
- Improve community resilience to climate change and natural hazards.
- Provide public facilities and infrastructure needed for safe, healthy communities.
- Provide safe, convenient access to important destinations while supporting transportation options, including walking and biking.
- Provide opportunities for viable commercial uses, including places to work and places to buy goods and services.
- Identify feasible, responsible funding strategies to turn the vision into a reality.
Cooper Mountain is an area recently added to the Metro Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) adjacent to the southwest corner of Beaverton’s city limits. The area, which will eventually be added to Beaverton, is bordered by Grabhorn Road to the west, Tile Flat Road to the south, Kemmer Road and Weir Road to the north, and the existing city limits to the east. The area includes roughly 150 existing residences, agricultural uses and natural areas, as well as Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Winkelman Park, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) Station 69. The Cooper Mountain Community Plan area is made up of 179 properties totaling 1,232 acres.
The City of Beaverton will plan this new community with guidance from public engagement and in coordination with regional partners and concurrent planning efforts, such as the Cooper Mountain Utility Plan. The Community Plan will build on past efforts, including:
- South Cooper Mountain Concept and Community Plans
- Beaverton Housing Five-Year Action Plan
- Beaverton Community Vision
- Beaverton Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan
- The Beaverton Climate Action Plan
The Cooper Mountain Community Plan is expected to take three years to complete. The city is committed to engaging the public on the Community Plan. The project will use a range of outreach activities to be accessible to a broad audience.
There are four key phases of the project illustrated in the timeline. The initial research and analysis conducted as part of Phase 1 began in March 2020.
- Concept Plan & Community Plan 2013 - 2015
- Plan Development
- Phase 1 Research & Analysis March 2020
- Stakeholder interviews and listening sessions
- Phase 2 Community Planning early 2021 - July 2022
- Public Workshops
- Online Open House
- Phase 3 Hearings & Action August 2022
- Public Hearings
- Phase 4 Implementation 2024 - 2025
The Community Plan project is expected to take three years to complete. The city will likely not act on annexation requests and allow development until after the process is complete.
- Why do we need a Community Plan?
- Who is involved in the process?
- What type of development is expected to occur in Cooper Mountain?
- Is Beaverton going to bring this area into its city limits?
- What about traffic and transportation planning?
- How will infrastructure be paid for in Cooper Mountain?
- How will the Community Plan address natural resources?
- How does this plan relate to the Cooper Mountain Utility Plan?
- Washington County Cooper Mountain Transportation Study
- GetUsThere.org (Washington County Construction Updates)
- Washington County Significant Natural Resources Assessment
- Willamette Water Supply Project