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Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan-Finalizing the 3-Year Effort

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"Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan-Finalizing the 3-Year Effort" was presented to the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 11, 2014

"Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan-Finalizing the 3-Year Effort" was presented to the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 11, 2014

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  • 1. Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan Finalizing the Three Year Effort February 11, 2014
  • 2. Aloha-Reedville Study Area Major Takeaways Address diverse needs, aspirations and opportunities within Aloha and Reedville communities Refine and develop new outreach tools Move forward with responses to issues, opportunities Identify future actions that will take shape over time
  • 3. Our Thanks For The Support Community – Partner – County – Regional – State & Federal This study would not have been successful without the involvement and support of: the people of Aloha-Reedville partnering agencies and organizations and the encouragement and support of the Washington County Board of Commissioners The Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan is funded in part through a Construction Excise Tax (CET) grant from Metro. This project also is funded in part through a Community Challenge/TIGER2 grant provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 4. COMMUNITY ASPIRATIONS EXISTING CONDITIONS FUNDING TOOLS & STRATEGIES TRENDS & FORECASTS WHERE ARE WE? PHASE 1 March 2011 – March 2012 PHASE 2 March 2012 – March 2013 WHERE DO WE WANT TO GO? COMMUNITY – WIDE ALTERNATIVES DISCUSSIONS COUNTY* SERVICE PROVIDERS COMMUNITY NON- PROFITS, NGOS, OTHERS DEVELOPERS, INVESTORS Land Use and Transportation COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REVISIONS DEVELOPMENT CODE REVISIONS URBAN SERVICE AGREEMENT REVISIONS Department of Housing Services AFFORDABLE HOUSING STRATEGIES Health & Human Services Sheriff’s Office HOW DO WE GET THERE? PHASE 3 March 2013 – March 2014* *End of grant funding, implementation continues
  • 5. Aloha-Reedville Study Area 9 Square Miles, 50,000+ Community Members
  • 6. Aloha-Reedville Study Area Aloha and Reedville Those areas within the Beaverton School District would annex into Beaverton Those areas within the Hillsboro School District (Reedville) would annex into Hillsboro Under Senate Bill 122 defined future boundaries should the communities decide to pursue annexation.
  • 7. Aloha-Reedville Study Area A Community With Much Potential Town Center Station Communities Industrial Center Key Corridors Key Corridors Future South Hillsboro Development
  • 8. I Am Aloha-Reedville We Are The Community
  • 9. I Am Aloha-Reedville And We Are The Community
  • 10. I Am Aloha-Reedville And We Are The Community
  • 11. I Am Aloha-Reedville And We Are The Community
  • 12. Hearing From The Community Engagement Efforts – Listening To What the Community Thinks
  • 13. Hearing From The Community Engagement Efforts – Aloha Unite – Inviting New Voices Aloha Unite is: Centro Cultural de Washington County Adelantes Mujeres Oregon Somali Family Education Center (OSFEC) Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) Organizing People, Activating Leaders (OPAL)
  • 14. The Community What do you like about living here? More than 4,500 community comments • Close to shopping, jobs, services and rural areas • Friendly, with a strong sense of community • Good parks • Housing affordability (and many with 3+ bedrooms) More than 600 surveys conducted by CIO and Centro • The people and the cultural diversity • The community is quiet, peaceful, and feels safe • Transit is available • Stores are close by • Good schools
  • 15. The Community What would you like changed or improved? More than 4,500 community comments • Increase safety with more sidewalks, street lights • Reduce traffic congestion • Provide living-wage jobs within the community • Improve the aesthetics of the commercial areas • Increase retail and commercial offerings (stores/restaurants) More than 600 surveys conducted by CIO and Centro • Increase safety with more sidewalks, street lights • Provide support to start businesses • Improve transit services and stops (amenities) • Increase the amount of affordable housing available • Create a multi-cultural community center
  • 16. Hearing From The Community Project “Bookend” Surveys Question Key Q1g. Public safety Q1d. Safe pedestrian and bicycle facilities Q1j. Vibrant economy and local jobs Q1l. Reduction of blight, graffiti, and abandoned properties Q1k. Education opportunities Q1h. Availability of community services Q1e. Housing you can afford Q1i. A sense of community and community involvement Q1b. Reducing traffic congestion Q1c. Recreation opportunities Q1a. Safe and convenient access to transit Q1f. Access to shopping 2011 – 394 participants 2014 – 607 participants
  • 17. Hearing From The Community Governance 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1 2 3 4Explore joining existing city Stay unincorporated – no new taxes Explore forming a new city Explore one or more new county service districts Aloha Aloha Aloha Aloha Reedville Reedville Reedville Reedville
  • 18. Hearing From The Community Governance – Verbatim Examples Explore Joining A City: “Cities already have the infrastructure established” “Smoothest transition; wouldn't raise taxes too much” Stay Unincorporated – No New Taxes: “Current situation is reasonably good” “Changes cost money” “Fine the way it is” “Do not want to vote for anything that is going to raise taxes” Explore Forming a New City: “Lived in this area all my life and there never is anything for anybody, it is a dead area, forming a city would bring in more jobs and business” “Get more revenue that way and have a larger tax base.” Form One or More New County Service Districts: “Keeping it unincorporated, but still brings its services”, “Less hands in the cookie jar” “Need to look at the cost, but it seems like the best option”
  • 19. Responding to Community Input Major Roads • Improve roads to reduce congestion and improve transit • Minimize traffic impacts from future nearby development Getting Around Safely • Improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity by completing sidewalks around schools, creating new trails and connections, and installing safer pedestrian crossings Business and Shopping • Support private investment by reducing development costs and barriers – streamline development process and evaluate/refine regulations
  • 20. Responding to Community Input Neighborhood Quality • Retain single family residential neighborhoods • Expand code enforcement • Increase housing options that are affordable to a range of incomes • Build higher density housing where there is most opportunity for access to jobs, services, shopping and public transit Healthy and Active Living • Improve bicycle and pedestrian routes, expand parks and provide more amenities, and increase the number of trails and connections to regional trails • Increase access to fresh food
  • 21. What Next? County Implementation Recommended County actions: • Consider governance and finance options for the community • Seek funding for construction and additional identified planning efforts • Seek Board approval for revised Community Development Code sections as part of the annual Work Program • Target future county transportation funding • Coordinate with cities regarding new development • Support ongoing partner improvements • Support & encourage community-led efforts • Support & encourage inclusive outreach & new voices
  • 22. What Next? Community Support Community organizations that could take a lead role include: • CPO6 & CPO7 • Aloha Business Association • Aloha Unite • Ongoing CAC or other community leadership group Community leaders & community organizations: • Advocate for implementation efforts • Pursue additional funding (grants, foundations, donations) • Advocate for business development / expansions • Pursue community identity programs / funding • Support service provider improvements • Be part of future planning efforts
  • 23. What Next? Inclusive Outreach & New Voices Working with Center for Intercultural Organizing, Centro Cultural de Washington County, and Aloha Unite, this project: • Engaged hundreds of new voices • Initiated leadership training and capacity building • Created new government – community relationships Next steps: • Develop strategy to maintain and support relationships with community-based organizations • Craft sustainable approach for continued outreach and engagement of historically under-represented communities • Develop educational materials explaining basic planning concepts and community members’ rights and responsibilities to have a voice in decisions that may impact them
  • 24. The Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan Three years engagement with the community Thousands of contributing voices 136 specific actions across 31 recommendations to maintain and increase the livability of the communities More than $32M in dedicated funding for improvements over the next 5 years
  • 25. The Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan Working together to keep Aloha and Reedville Great Places