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  • Bike connections – people drew
  • Red : metro unsuitable streets for biking Green: same
  • Yellow: existing bike paths
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    • 1. Beaverton Civic Plan Citywide Workshop Results September 27, 2010
    • 2.
      • Workshop Input and Results
      • Strategies & Trade-offs Emerging
      • Instant Polling Questions
      Tonight
    • 3. Major Topics & Questions
      • Central City Revitalization and Development
      • Central City Creeks and Amenities
      • Transportation
      • Neighborhood Centers and Connections
      • Citywide Creeks
    • 4.  
    • 5. Instant Polling – Everyone Has a Clicker?
      • Warm-up Questions
    • 6. I am…
      • Under 18
      • 19 – 25
      • 26 – 45
      • 46 – 64
      • 65+
      • Decline to answer
    • 7. I have lived in Beaverton (or nearby) for…
      • Less than a year
      • 1 – 5 years
      • 5 – 10 Years
      • 10 + Years
      • All my life
      • Decline to answer
    • 8. What best describes you?
      • This is my first Civic Plan event
      • I attended the Open House
      • I attended the Workshop
      • I attended the Drop-in Session
      • I’ve done it all!
      • None of the above
    • 9. My Biggest Interest in the Civic Plan is…
      • Revitalizing the central city
      • Fixing transportation problems
      • More and better housing options
      • Economic Development and jobs
      • Creek and Open Space amenities
      • Other
    • 10. Pens Scissors Central City Basemap Exercise #1 Central City Revitalization, Transportation and Amenities Starter Chipsets Chipbank
    • 11. Central City Maps (13)
    • 12. Pens Scissors Citywide Basemap Exercise #2 Neighborhood Centers & Connections Creek Amenity Chips Walkshed Transparencies Center Type Stickers
    • 13. Citywide Maps (12)
    • 14. After the workshop, each table’s plan is analyzed and recorded… Workshop Results
    • 15. Topic #1: Central City Revitalization & Development
    • 16.
      • New center of gravity is north of Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy on Canyon & Broadway between Watson and Hall
      • Activity primarily north of Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
      • Transit stations second highest placement
      Chip Placement Frequency
    • 17. Starter Chips
      • Activity focused north of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, at Hall and Canyon
      • Beaverton Central Max station area second area of focus
    • 18.
      • Mixed-use centered north of Beaverton-Hillsdale on Canyon and at Hall
      • Central Beaverton Max Station area
      Mixed-Use Chips
    • 19.
      • Around MAX stops
      • Tualatin Valley and Cedar Hills Blvd
      • Some south of Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
      Commercial Chips
    • 20.
      • Corridor along Watson, west Canyon and up Cedar Hills Blvd
      Employment Chips
    • 21. Civic Improvement Chips
      • Stream and trail improvements, create alternative bike/ped network
      • Improve streetscapes an dintersection crossings from historic center into new core
    • 22.
      • Mixed Use corridor along Watson, west Canyon and up Cedar Hills Blvd
      • Employment/Commercial centered north of Beaverton-Hillsdale on Canyon and at Hall
      All Chips
    • 23. Public plazas were also placed near Hall, Broadway and the Round Plazas
    • 24. Performing Arts Center Chips were all near the Round and Transit Center Performing Arts Ctr
    • 25. Transit Center was very popular for Parking Garages – 4 groups placed them here Parking Garage 4 Tables
    • 26. A New City Hall: Near the Round or Library City Hall
    • 27. Conceptual Diagram – Based on Workshop Maps Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
    • 28. Residential areas around the center Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
    • 29. Old city of Beaverton Library Fred Meyer The Round Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
    • 30. Businesses in center, new plan should connect these places
    • 31. MAX and WES Rail
    • 32. Highway 217
    • 33. Complicated traffic situation Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
    • 34. Natural system (creeks) are hard to find, lack of quality Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
    • 35. The heart of Beaverton Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
    • 36. Workshop participants focused civic uses near the Round & Transit Center Plazas Performing Arts Ctr Parking Garage City Hall Library
    • 37. Existing Conditions The Round Transit Center Broadway
    • 38. New traffic situation, repaired grid with new street identity water purification, green The Round Transit Center Broadway
    • 39. To be connected… The Round Transit Center Broadway
    • 40. … Using the natural System Walkable, natural, bikes, informal The Round Transit Center Broadway
    • 41. Maybe…a public market at the focal point… The Round Transit Center Broadway
    • 42. … connects the different areas, walk able, community gardens The Round Transit Center Broadway
    • 43. Expanding the new center with walk able areas The Round Transit Center Broadway
    • 44. Potential Location for Performing arts center The Round Transit Center Broadway
    • 45. Get out your Clickers:
    • 46. I think redevelopment efforts should be focused North of Farmington
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 47. My priorities for adding development at the Round would be:
      • To create employment opportunities
      • To create housing opportunities
      • To locate a new City Hall
      • To locate a Performing Arts Center
      • Other
      • Don’t know
    • 48. I would support some form of public assistance to help further improvements at the Round
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 49. Parking North of Canyon Parking Garage
    • 50.
      • Washington Square
      Mall Washington Square Mall and Parking
    • 51. I would like to be able to park once and walk to my destinations if the walk is pleasant and a similar distance to walking in Washington Square
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 52. I would support the creation of public parking facilities in the central district.
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 53. Workshop Participants Emphasized Mixed-Use, Commercial and Housing Uses
      • Few employment chips were used
      • This is an area for further exploration and public feedback because most healthy downtowns include office workers along with retail, housing and civic uses
    • 54. A good portion of available land for employment uses is in the central city
      • Challenges:
      • Small parcels
      • Infrastructure
      • Floodplains
    • 55. Urban Renewal is one set of tools the city may have to assist developers reuse or upgrade sites for office or other employment Before After
    • 56. I envision the central district in Beaverton as being:
      • Primarily for shopping
      • Primarily for housing
      • Primarily for office employment
      • A mix of these three
      • Other
      • Don’t know
    • 57. The city should ensure that office and light industry job growth can take place in the central city
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 58. Tools such as Urban Renewal should be used to facilitate projects to encourage office and light industry growth in the central city
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 59. Topic #2: Central City Creeks & Amenities
    • 60. Creeks & Amenities
      • Creeks and how they relate to the city was a big topic of discussion at most tables
    • 61. Where Participants put Creek Amenity Chips Downtown
    • 62. Areas with Existing Surface Creeks
    • 63. Beaverton Creek – First Opportunity Area?
      • May be best area to focus on in the near term
        • Much of the creek is already at the surface
        • Adjacent parcels may be ready for redevelopment
        • Opportunity to orient new buildings toward the water
      Hall Cedar Hills Blvd
    • 64. Building for Flood Resiliency
      • Will require funding for planning and implementation
      • Will require use of some developable land to manage flooding
    • 65.  
    • 66. Get out your Clickers:
    • 67. My top priorities for enhancement of Beaverton Creek would be:
      • Flood mitigation and protection
      • Enhanced water quality
      • Development amenities
      • Pedestrian and bike trail linkages
      • All of the above
      • Other
    • 68. I would support incentives for private development to make the creeks into amenities
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 69. Topic #3: Transportation
    • 70. Connector Where movements and uses connect streets across train tracks. Build a Connector Bridging the North-South Divide Canyon Road Beaverton Hillsdale Highway TV Highway Farmington Road Railroad Historic Downtown
    • 71. Downtown Transportation Ideas: Could we improve connectivity & encourage new development?
      • Two-way
      One-way or OR Other?
    • 72. One-way streets Groups Selected both Broadway and Farmington as Couplet Pairs w/ Canyon Canyon-Broadway Couplet: 6 Maps Canyon-Farmington Couplet: 3 Maps Two-Way on Canyon: 3 Maps
    • 73. Broadway-Canyon Couplet Canyon Rd. Broadway St.
    • 74. Broadway -Canyon Couplet Trade-offs
      • Broadway becomes much busier as a couplet
      • It could be a “festival street” – closed to traffic occasionally for fairs or events
      • Heard strong feelings from Broadway businesses against couplet on Broadway
      Two-way Festival Street One-way
    • 75. Broadway- Canyon Couplet Trade-offs Three-lane, One-way Two-lane, One-way
      • The crossing distance of Canyon is reduced, making it easier to cross on foot or by bike
      • Sidewalks can be widened to 18.5 ft. with the two-lane option, or13 ft. with the three option
    • 76. One way couplet two lanes - Canyon
    • 77. One way couplet two lanes - Canyon
    • 78. One way couplet two lanes - Canyon
    • 79. One way couplet two lanes - Canyon
    • 80. Existing- Broadway
    • 81. One way couplet - Broadway
    • 82. One way couplet - Broadway
    • 83. Broadway as a Festival Street
      • Street trees & furniture
      • On-street and pooled parking
      • Slow speeds for cars most of the time
      • Can be closed to traffic for special occasions
    • 84. Canyon-Farmington Couplet Canyon Rd. Farmington Rd.
    • 85. Canyon-Farmington Couplet
    • 86. Farmington-Canyon Couplet Trade-offs
      • Potential to reduce travel lanes from 4 to 3 on both roads
      • Could reduce pedestrian crossing distances
      • No likely difference in traffic volumes on Canyon or Farmington, however
      Canyon Farmington
    • 87. One way couplet three lanes - Canyon
    • 88. One way couplet three lanes - Canyon
    • 89. One way couplet three lanes - Canyon
    • 90. One way couplet three lanes - Canyon
    • 91. Canyon and Farmington: two-way calmed option – Broadway as slow festival street
    • 92. Two-Way Canyon Trade-offs
      • Advantages
      • More pedestrian friendly
      • Many examples of this type of street that have been successfully calmed
      • Traffic would be calmed, for the benefit of adjacent land uses
      • Pedestrian crossings can be improved with bulb-outs and medians
      Two-Way Canyon
    • 93. Two-Way Canyon Trade-offs
      • Disadvantages
      • If bike lanes are included, sidewalks will be narrow 7’ (use Broadway as alternate bike boulevard)
      • Cannot have on-street parking without additional right-of-way acquisition
      Canyon with bike lanes Canyon with wider sidewalks
    • 94. Two-Way Canyon with 12.5’ Sidewalks
    • 95. Two-Way Canyon with Bike lanes and 7’ Sidewalks
    • 96. Strategy #1: Existing Conditions w/Narrower Travel Lanes, Planted Median and Sidewalk Improvements
      • Sidewalks widened to 12.5 ft.
      • Travel lanes reduced to 11 ft.
      • Center turn lane converted to planted median except at key intersections
      • Street trees
    • 97. Two-way calmed option on Canyon
    • 98. Two-way calmed option on Canyon
    • 99. Two-way calmed option on Canyon
    • 100. Two-way calmed option on Canyon
    • 101. Central City Streets – Some Ideas
    • 102. Get out your Clickers!
    • 103. Broadway should: (choose one)
      • Remain as it is today
      • Become part of a couplet with Canyon
      • Remain two-way and become a festival street
      • Other
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 104. Canyon Road should: (choose one)
      • Remain as it is today
      • Become part of a couplet with Broadway
      • Become part of a couplet with Farmington
      • Remain two-way, but be calmed
      • Other
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 105. Today, I would lean toward…
      • Leave Farmington, Canyon, and Broadway as they are today
      • Canyon and Farmington as 3-lane, one way couplets and Broadway as a festival street
      • Canyon and Farmington as calmed two-way streets and Broadway as a festival street
    • 106. Two-way streets Workshop Input: North-South Connectivity & Grid
    • 107. Bike/ped improvements Bike/Ped Connections Across Farmington, Canyon and On Lombard
    • 108.  
    • 109. Central City Streets – Improvements Public Market Connect Millikan
    • 110. Public Market
    • 111. Public Market
    • 112.  
    • 113. Canyon Rd .
    • 114. Canyon Rd .
    • 115. Canyon Rd .
    • 116. Canyon Rd.
    • 117.  
    • 118.  
    • 119. Get out your Clickers!
    • 120. Improving pedestrian connections and walkability in the central city areas should be a top priority
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 121. Moving more traffic through the central city areas should be a top priority
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 122. Topic #4: Neighborhood Centers and Connections
    • 123. Pens Scissors Citywide Basemap Exercise #2 Neighborhood Centers & Connections Creek Amenity Chips Walkshed Transparencies Center Type Stickers
    • 124. Types of Center Chips
      • Mixed-Use Center
      • On-street Parking
      • 1-3 story buildings up to the sidewalk
      • Neighborhood Center
      • On-street and surface parking
      • One-story buildings
      • Mix of uses
      • Shopping Center
      • Surface parking on-site
      • One-story buildings
      • Retail-focused uses
    • 125. Shopping Centers
      • Were the least-used chips
    • 126. Neighborhood Centers
      • Were distributed around the city
    • 127. Example: 125 th and Longhorn
    • 128. Mixed Use Centers
      • Were concentrated in a couple key areas:
        • Hall and Allen
        • Murray and Allen
    • 129. Example: Hall and Allen
    • 130. Get out your Clickers!
    • 131. I would support small mixed-use and neighborhood centers outside Beaverton’s central city core
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 132. A planning process involving neighborhood residents and businesses should be used to help define neighborhood centers.
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 133. City and Neighborhood Connections
      • Participants focused mainly south of the central city
      • These maps do not represent complete networks
      • Are a starting place for further investigation
    • 134. Bike/Walk Connections from the Workshop Desired Bike Connection City Boundary
    • 135. Metro’s Classification of Unsafe or “Unsuitable” Biking Streets Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for Biking City Boundary
    • 136. Existing Bike Lanes Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection City Boundary
    • 137. Potential New Bike Connections
    • 138. Bike Boulevards for “Average” Cyclists
      • Bike boulevards are a safe, comfortable, low traffic alternative to bike lanes on busy city streets.
    • 139. Lower Traffic Connections Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for biking City Boundary
    • 140. SW Allen SW Hart SW Hall SW Main SW 127 th Existing bike lane: 4 Lane, High Traffic Potential Bike Boulevard along SW Main
    • 141. Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for biking City Boundary
    • 142. Low Traffic Alternatives to Hall
      • Either Main or Watson could provide connection North-to-South
      • Crossing Canyon/Farmington
      • Connect to Transit Center & the Round
    • 143. SW Canyon SW Farmington SW Main SW Watson SW Hall Existing bike lanes end at Canyon / Farmington Connections North to Transit, New Centers of Activity
    • 144. Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for Biking City Boundary
    • 145. Connections Needed for New Centers Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for Biking City Boundary SW Allen & Murray SW Allen & Hall
    • 146. Allen is currently considered “unsuitable for biking” SW Allen & SW Hall
    • 147. Get out your Clickers!
    • 148. I Consider Myself
      • Not a biker
      • Beginning Biker
      • Occasional Biker
      • Commuting Biker (to and from work)
      • Experienced Biker (everywhere)
    • 149. I Would Like to be In the future
      • Not a biker
      • Beginning Biker
      • Occasional Biker
      • Commuting Biker (to and from work)
      • Experienced Biker (everywhere)
    • 150. Topic #5: Citywide Creeks
    • 151. Pens Scissors Citywide Basemap Exercise #2 Citywide Creeks Creek Amenity Chips Walkshed Transparencies Center Type Stickers
    • 152. Citywide: Creek Amenities
      • Integrated creeks tended to be focused in central city area
    • 153. Citywide: Creek Amenities
      • Buffered creeks chips were placed outside of the central city
    • 154. Challenges to day-lighting underground creeks
      • Expensive
      • Creeks cross private property
    • 155. Will require further study
      • May be best to focus in areas where development will occur at the same time
      • Coordinate with trails/pathway development
    • 156. Get out your Clickers!
    • 157. Focusing Beaverton’s creek enhancement efforts in areas where it can be coordinated with new development is a good strategy
      • Agree strongly
      • Agree somewhat
      • Neutral
      • Disagree somewhat
      • Disagree Strongly
      • Don’t know / Decline to answer
    • 158. Next Steps
      • Analyze your feedback
      • Write Strategy Documents (October)
      • Roll-out of Public Working Draft (November or December)
        • Includes a check in with you: presentation and clicker questions
      • Refine into Final Strategies and Recommendations (December)
      • City Council Presentation (January)
    • 159. Thank You! www.beavertoncivicplan.com

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