Beaverton Civic Plan Citywide Workshop Results September 27, 2010
<ul><li>Workshop Input and Results </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies & Trade-offs Emerging </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Polling Qu...
Major Topics & Questions <ul><li>Central City Revitalization and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Central City Creeks and Ame...
 
Instant Polling – Everyone Has a Clicker? <ul><li>Warm-up Questions </li></ul>
I am… <ul><li>Under 18 </li></ul><ul><li>19 – 25 </li></ul><ul><li>26 – 45 </li></ul><ul><li>46 – 64 </li></ul><ul><li>65+...
I have lived in Beaverton (or nearby) for… <ul><li>Less than a year </li></ul><ul><li>1 – 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>5 – 10...
What best describes you? <ul><li>This is my first Civic Plan event </li></ul><ul><li>I attended the Open House </li></ul><...
My Biggest Interest in the Civic Plan is… <ul><li>Revitalizing the central city  </li></ul><ul><li>Fixing transportation p...
Pens Scissors Central City Basemap Exercise #1 Central City Revitalization, Transportation and Amenities Starter Chipsets ...
Central City Maps (13)
Pens Scissors Citywide Basemap Exercise #2 Neighborhood Centers & Connections Creek Amenity Chips Walkshed Transparencies ...
Citywide Maps (12)
After the workshop, each table’s plan is analyzed and recorded… Workshop Results
Topic #1:  Central City Revitalization & Development
<ul><li>New center of gravity is north of Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy on Canyon & Broadway between Watson and Hall </li></ul><...
Starter Chips <ul><li>Activity focused north of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, at Hall and Canyon </li></ul><ul><li>Beaverto...
<ul><li>Mixed-use centered north of Beaverton-Hillsdale on Canyon and at Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Central Beaverton Max Stat...
<ul><li>Around MAX stops </li></ul><ul><li>Tualatin Valley and Cedar Hills Blvd </li></ul><ul><li>Some south of Beaverton ...
<ul><li>Corridor along Watson, west Canyon and up Cedar Hills Blvd </li></ul>Employment Chips
Civic Improvement Chips <ul><li>Stream and trail improvements, create alternative bike/ped network </li></ul><ul><li>Impro...
<ul><li>Mixed Use corridor along Watson, west Canyon and up Cedar Hills Blvd </li></ul><ul><li>Employment/Commercial cente...
Public plazas were also placed near Hall, Broadway and the Round Plazas
Performing Arts Center Chips were all near the Round and Transit Center Performing Arts Ctr
Transit Center was very popular for Parking Garages – 4 groups placed them here Parking Garage 4 Tables
A New City Hall: Near the Round or Library City Hall
Conceptual Diagram – Based on Workshop Maps Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
Residential areas around the center Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
Old city of Beaverton Library Fred Meyer The Round Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
Businesses in center, new plan should connect these places
MAX and WES Rail
Highway 217
Complicated traffic situation Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
Natural system (creeks) are hard to find, lack of quality Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmin...
The heart of Beaverton Library Fred Meyer The Round Canyon Road TV Hwy Hall Blvd Farmington
Workshop participants focused civic uses near the Round & Transit Center Plazas Performing Arts Ctr Parking Garage City Ha...
Existing Conditions The Round Transit Center Broadway
New traffic situation, repaired grid with new street identity water purification, green   The Round Transit Center Broadway
To be connected… The Round Transit Center Broadway
…  Using the natural System Walkable, natural, bikes, informal The Round Transit Center Broadway
Maybe…a public market at the focal point… The Round Transit Center Broadway
…  connects the different areas, walk able, community gardens The Round Transit Center Broadway
Expanding the new center with walk able areas The Round Transit Center Broadway
Potential Location for Performing arts center The Round Transit Center Broadway
Get out your Clickers:
I think redevelopment efforts should be focused North of Farmington <ul><li>Agree strongly </li></ul><ul><li>Agree somewha...
My priorities for adding development at the Round would be: <ul><li>To create employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>T...
I would support some form of public assistance to help further improvements at the Round <ul><li>Agree strongly </li></ul>...
Parking North of Canyon Parking Garage
<ul><li>Washington Square  </li></ul>Mall Washington Square Mall and Parking
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...
I would support the creation of public parking facilities in the central district. <ul><li>Agree strongly </li></ul><ul><l...
Workshop Participants Emphasized Mixed-Use, Commercial and Housing Uses <ul><li>Few employment chips were used </li></ul><...
A good portion of available land for employment uses is in the central city <ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>Small pa...
Urban Renewal is one set of tools the city may have to assist developers reuse or upgrade sites for office or other employ...
I envision the central district in Beaverton as being:  <ul><li>Primarily for shopping  </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily for ho...
The city should ensure that office and light industry job growth can take place in the central city <ul><li>Agree strongly...
Tools such as Urban Renewal should be used to facilitate projects to encourage office and light industry growth in the cen...
Topic #2:  Central City Creeks & Amenities
Creeks & Amenities <ul><li>Creeks and how they relate to the city was a big topic of discussion at most tables </li></ul>
Where Participants put Creek Amenity Chips Downtown
Areas with Existing Surface Creeks
Beaverton Creek – First Opportunity Area? <ul><li>May be best area to focus on in the near term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Much...
Building for Flood Resiliency <ul><li>Will require funding for planning and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Will require ...
 
Get out your Clickers:
My top priorities for enhancement of Beaverton Creek would be: <ul><li>Flood mitigation and protection </li></ul><ul><li>E...
I would support incentives for private development to make the creeks into amenities <ul><li>Agree strongly </li></ul><ul>...
Topic #3:  Transportation
Connector Where movements and uses connect streets across train tracks. Build a Connector Bridging the North-South Divide ...
Downtown Transportation Ideas: Could we improve connectivity & encourage new development? <ul><li>Two-way </li></ul>One-wa...
One-way streets Groups Selected both Broadway and Farmington as Couplet Pairs w/ Canyon Canyon-Broadway Couplet:  6 Maps C...
Broadway-Canyon Couplet Canyon Rd. Broadway St.
Broadway -Canyon Couplet Trade-offs <ul><li>Broadway becomes much busier as a couplet </li></ul><ul><li>It could be a “fes...
Broadway- Canyon  Couplet Trade-offs Three-lane, One-way Two-lane, One-way <ul><li>The crossing distance of Canyon is redu...
One way couplet two lanes - Canyon
One way couplet two lanes - Canyon
One way couplet two lanes - Canyon
One way couplet two lanes - Canyon
Existing- Broadway
One way couplet - Broadway
One way couplet - Broadway
Broadway as a Festival Street <ul><li>Street trees & furniture </li></ul><ul><li>On-street and pooled parking </li></ul><u...
Canyon-Farmington Couplet Canyon Rd. Farmington Rd.
Canyon-Farmington Couplet
Farmington-Canyon Couplet Trade-offs <ul><li>Potential to reduce travel lanes from 4 to 3 on both roads </li></ul><ul><li>...
One way couplet three lanes - Canyon
One way couplet three lanes - Canyon
One way couplet three lanes - Canyon
One way couplet three lanes - Canyon
Canyon and Farmington: two-way calmed option – Broadway as slow festival street
Two-Way Canyon Trade-offs <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>More pedestrian friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Many examples of...
Two-Way Canyon Trade-offs <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>If bike lanes are included, sidewalks will be narrow 7’ ...
Two-Way Canyon with 12.5’ Sidewalks
Two-Way Canyon with Bike lanes and 7’ Sidewalks
Strategy #1:  Existing Conditions w/Narrower Travel Lanes, Planted Median and Sidewalk Improvements <ul><li>Sidewalks wide...
Two-way calmed option on Canyon
Two-way calmed option on Canyon
Two-way calmed option on Canyon
Two-way calmed option on Canyon
Central City Streets – Some Ideas
Get out your Clickers!
Broadway should: (choose one) <ul><li>Remain as it is today </li></ul><ul><li>Become part of a couplet with Canyon </li></...
Canyon Road should: (choose one) <ul><li>Remain as it is today </li></ul><ul><li>Become part of a couplet with Broadway </...
Today, I would lean toward… <ul><li>Leave Farmington, Canyon, and Broadway as they are today </li></ul><ul><li>Canyon and ...
Two-way streets Workshop Input: North-South Connectivity & Grid
Bike/ped improvements Bike/Ped Connections Across Farmington, Canyon and On Lombard
 
Central City Streets – Improvements Public Market Connect Millikan
Public Market
Public Market
 
Canyon Rd .
Canyon Rd .
Canyon Rd .
Canyon Rd.
 
 
Get out your Clickers!
Improving pedestrian connections and walkability in the central city areas should be a top priority <ul><li>Agree strongly...
Moving more traffic through the central city areas should be a top priority <ul><li>Agree strongly </li></ul><ul><li>Agree...
Topic #4:  Neighborhood Centers and Connections
Pens Scissors Citywide Basemap Exercise #2 Neighborhood Centers & Connections Creek Amenity Chips Walkshed Transparencies ...
Types of Center Chips <ul><li>Mixed-Use Center </li></ul><ul><li>On-street Parking </li></ul><ul><li>1-3 story buildings u...
Shopping Centers <ul><li>Were the least-used chips </li></ul>
Neighborhood  Centers <ul><li>Were distributed around the city </li></ul>
Example: 125 th  and Longhorn
Mixed Use Centers <ul><li>Were concentrated in a couple key areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hall and Allen </li></ul></ul><ul...
Example: Hall and Allen
Get out your Clickers!
I would support small mixed-use and neighborhood centers outside Beaverton’s central city core <ul><li>Agree strongly </li...
A planning process involving neighborhood residents and businesses should be used to help define neighborhood centers. <ul...
City and Neighborhood Connections <ul><li>Participants focused mainly south of the central city </li></ul><ul><li>These ma...
Bike/Walk Connections from the Workshop Desired Bike Connection City Boundary
Metro’s Classification of Unsafe or “Unsuitable” Biking Streets Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for Biking Ci...
Existing Bike Lanes Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection City Boundary
Potential New Bike Connections
Bike Boulevards for “Average” Cyclists <ul><li>Bike boulevards are a safe, comfortable, low traffic alternative to bike la...
Lower Traffic Connections Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for biking City Boundary
SW Allen SW Hart SW Hall SW Main SW 127 th Existing bike lane:  4 Lane, High Traffic  Potential Bike Boulevard along SW Ma...
Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for biking City Boundary
Low Traffic Alternatives to Hall <ul><li>Either Main or Watson could provide connection North-to-South </li></ul><ul><li>C...
SW Canyon SW Farmington SW Main SW Watson SW Hall Existing bike lanes end  at Canyon / Farmington Connections North to Tra...
Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for Biking City Boundary
Connections Needed for New Centers Existing Bike Lane Desired Bike Connection Currently Unsuitable for Biking City Boundar...
Allen is currently considered “unsuitable for biking” SW Allen & SW Hall
Get out your Clickers!
I Consider Myself <ul><li>Not a biker </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning Biker </li></ul><ul><li>Occasional Biker  </li></ul><ul>...
I Would Like to be In the future <ul><li>Not a biker </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning Biker </li></ul><ul><li>Occasional Biker ...
Topic #5:  Citywide Creeks
Pens Scissors Citywide Basemap Exercise #2 Citywide Creeks Creek Amenity Chips Walkshed Transparencies Center Type Stickers
Citywide: Creek Amenities <ul><li>Integrated creeks tended to be focused in central city area </li></ul>
Citywide: Creek Amenities <ul><li>Buffered creeks chips were placed outside of the central city </li></ul>
Challenges to day-lighting underground creeks <ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Creeks cross private property </li></ul>
Will require further study <ul><li>May be best to focus in areas where development will occur at the same time </li></ul><...
Get out your Clickers!
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  • Red : metro unsuitable streets for biking Green: same
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  • Beaverton Civic Plan Workshop Results

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