Perhaps the most endearing example of community support for the Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro is a local student's drawing of a master plan for the park, rendered carefully in crayon. Orenco Woods Nature Park will be a 30-acre park in central Hillsboro, a project two years in the making whose master plan was enthusiastically sanctioned by the Metro Council Thursday.
Every four years, to meet federal anti-discrimination guidelines, Metro is required to update its public involvement plans for transportation projects that receive federal funding. This cycle, what the agency is putting forth is more in-depth than ever.
The fenced-off empty lot next to Eichler Park in Beaverton may look about the same as it has for years. But for staff at Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the unassuming enclosure, formerly a gas station, just became a lot more promising.
If you had a budget, a marker in hand, and a map of the region before you, where would you draw transit lines, and how often would you want them to run? At a community planning forum in Tigard last week, TriMet and Metro asked community members this question, putting them into a transportation planner's world through a participatory planning exercise.
Representatives of the Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project brought their latest report to the Metro Policy Advisory Committee Wednesday night, and to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation Thursday morning. Both committees are made up of leaders from around the Portland region.
The approval of the allocation of Regional Flexible Funds for 2016-2018 was expected, but it came with a rebuke of state highway funding priorities from one Metro councilor.
The plans, developed through years of discussions with members of the public, community advocates and cities in the southwest part of the region, are the bones of what regional officials hope will be a robust body of development in the Southwest Corridor.
Fall in Oregon is a quick flash of bright leaves and crisp, sunny afternoons, here and gone again all too quickly. Before this ephemeral season slips once more through our fingers, view this list of Metro employee favorite fall places for outdoor adventure ideas this autumn.
Harrington has been a steadfast supporter of the development of a regional plan for sidewalks, trails and bike lanes, now called the Regional Active Transportation Plan. For her advocacy, she'll be recognized this weekend at the Oregon Walks Weston Awards.
The Radiator, a planned five-story development of office and retail space on North Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street, broke ground Oct.9 amidst a crowd of onlookers that included the site developer, community partners and members of the Boise neighborhood.