Beaverton Civic Plan October 27th Open House Polling Results

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  • Broadway today is a low-volume commercial street with a number of traditional businesses (~3500 daily traffic volume, total for both directions).

    Counter-Clockwise from top left:
    1. West of Watson, Broadway has parking on the south side only and a sidewalk on the north side only.
    2 & 3. Intersection/Crossing treatments at Watson and Hall provide distinctive gateway features and entry points into the heart of the main street retail district.
    4, 5, 6. The strongest commercial presence is on the south side of Broadway between Watson and Hall, and on the north side between Hall and East.
    Establishments on the north side of the street between Watson and Hall are not oriented to the pedestrian and in some cases are auto-oriented businesses.
    West could be extended north of Canyon to increase pedestrian access. East also lacks a crossing of Canyon.
    Broadway provides a low-volume east-west connection, including access to Beaverton TC via Lombard.
    Design in the core of the district could be applied with redevelopment on the east and west

  • Bike connections – people drew
  • Existing facilities primarily focus on high speed arterials and collectors that carry large volumes of traffic (i.e. Hall, Murray, Canyon, etc.).
    Key gaps include the residential streets in South Beaverton, Denney Road, the northern section of Lombard, Allen, as well as several trail connections
    Major barriers to bicycling include:
    RR tracks, Farmington, TV Hwy, Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Hwy 217
    Areas with steep grades (especially South Beaverton neighborhoods)
    Bike lane gaps where cyclists are forced to mix within automobile traffic (i.e., SW Hall in downtown and north of SW Allen)
    Disconnected grid
    SW Allen has numerous difficult crossings
    What’s lacking?
    Direct, low volume, low speed, low stress routes on non-arterial streets
    Network legibility (Wayfinding signage)
  • The proposed solution is a network of low-stress bicycle corridors commonly known as bike boulevards all connecting into downtown via SW Main Ave
    These routes would include sharrows (pavement markings), a comprehensive wayfinding system, and intersection improvements at critical bike/ped crossings
    The West Bike Corridor routes include an east-west connection (via Division/6th), and two north-south connections (via Davies-Wilson-Menlo-5th and 135th-Hyland-Erickson-5th)
    The Central Bike Corridor routes include two north-south connections via 130th-Sorrento-130th-Erickson-5th and Main Avenue with east connectors at Brockman, Hart and 17th Street
    The East Bike Corridor includes connections to and from the Fanno Creek Trail via new Greenway bike lanes and sharrows on Blakeney Street. A north-south connection into downtown would be established via King-Lee-11th-Alger-5th.
    Potential bike lanes along Denney and trail enhancements along Fanno Creek and Beaver Creek
    Transit connections include an extension of Millikan to the Beaverton TC and several intersection improvements to facilitate crossings
  • Additional talking points for above bullets:
    Downtown bike/ped: e.g. 5th and Hall/Watson through downtown
    Bottom two photos: use of signage to indicate to all roadway users that bicycle lanes are ending on Lombard before Allen; groove speed bumps are an innovative treatment

    Areas for improvement include:
    Creating a cohesive network of facilities
    Making the network legible through intuitive network design and wayfinding signage
    Connecting gaps in the network, particularly around major arterials (e.g. Allen)
    Providing safe connections across major arterials, particularly along key facilities (e.g. Fanno Creek Trail at Hall)
    Creating bikeways on low-volume neighborhood streets as an alternative route for cyclists who are not comfortable using major arterials.
  • Pedestrian refuge: provides two-phase pedestrian crossing movement; especially beneficial for wide arterials
    Sharrows: Directs cyclists out of the door zone and indicates to motorists that this road is a bicycle friendly route (“Share the Road”)
    Merge treatment: mitigates car-bicycle conflicts where travel lanes merge into turn pockets
    Bicycle/pedestrian activated signals: Initiates a signal phase for bikes/peds. Reduces signal delay. Two examples are bicycle loop detectors and pedestrian activated hybrid signals (e.g., HAWK signals)
    Traffic calming features: effectively manage vehicle speeds and volumes. Common features are speed bumps, curb extensions, choke points
  • Leading pedestrian interval: offers pedestrians a 4 – 6 second head start at crosswalks with high turn movement volumes
    Bike box: Reduces conflicts with right-turning vehicles and offers bicycle priority at intersections
    Left turn box: Provides safe and comfortable left turn queuing where merging to a left turn pocket is difficult/dangerous
    Wayfinding signage: perhaps the most critical component to improving low stress bicycle and pedestrian connections in Beaverton. Denotes routes, destinations, distances and even time to destination information
    Off-set intersection treatment: safely re-connects cyclists to a route that is disrupted by irregular grid patterns



  • Beaverton Civic Plan October 27th Open House Polling Results

    1. 1. Beaverton Civic Plan Open House October 27, 2010
    2. 2. Agenda • Workshop Recap • Review & Discussion Civic Plan Products – #1 Central City Plan and Strategy – #2 Citywide Land Use & Transportation Strategy – #3 Housing Strategy – #4 Topic Papers • Economic Development • Natural Systems & Cultural Resources • Governance & Public Services • We’ll go through major themes and pause for questions and discussion
    3. 3. Instant Polling – Everyone Has a Clicker? • Warm-up Questions
    4. 4. I am… 2% 16% 58% 16% 5% 2% 1. Under 18 2. 19 – 25 3. 26 – 45 4. 46 – 64 5. 65+ 6. Decline to answer
    5. 5. I have lived in Beaverton (or nearby) for… 2% 2% 49% 29% 12% 5% 1. Less than a year 2. 1 – 5 years 3. 5 – 10 Years 4. 10 + Years 5. All my life 6. Decline to answer
    6. 6. What best describes you? 39% 15% 7% 7% 32% 1. This is my first Civic Plan event 2. I attended the Citywide Workshop 3. I attended the Drop-in Session 4. I attended the Results Unveiling 5. I’ve done it all!
    7. 7. My Biggest Interest in the Civic Plan is… 0% 17% 12% 2% 19% 50% 1. Revitalizing the central city 2. Fixing transportation problems 3. More and better housing options 4. Economic Development and jobs 5. Creek and Open Space amenities 6. Other
    8. 8. September Workshop
    9. 9. Central City Maps (13)
    10. 10. Citywide Maps (12)
    11. 11. Businesses in center, new plan should connect these places
    12. 12. The heart of Beaverton Library Fred Meyer The Round TV Hwy
    13. 13. Central City Plan & Strategy • Objectives – An Identity – Seamless connections to, from, and within – Mixed-uses (housing, jobs & shopping) – Lively places, day and night – Open Space system
    14. 14. How we get there • Transportation system improvements, especially walkability • Open space and Creek amenity framework • Land use and redevelopment Workshop Input
    15. 15. Central City Vision
    16. 16. Central City Vision
    17. 17. Central City Vision
    18. 18. Central City Vision
    19. 19. Where Participants put Creek Amenity Chips Downtown
    20. 20. September live polling results: Priorities for Beaverton’s Creeks
    21. 21. Existing Parks & Open Space
    22. 22. Proposed Parks, Plazas & Open Space
    23. 23. Parks, Plazas, Open Space & Network
    24. 24. Near-Term Focus • Beaverton Creek (west of Hall) • Emphasize water quality improvements – Green streets – Restoration – Coordinate with redevelopment
    25. 25. Long-Term Focus • Creeks east of Hall – Depends on location of new streets & connections – Flooding in these areas is a long-term issue – Flood proofing & resilient building practices
    26. 26. Example: Flood Proofing – Flood proofing of buildings so that they can be readily cleaned and returned to active use quickly. • Using concrete block construction, no sheetrock or carpet on ground floor (waterproof materials) – Flooding as a nuisance, not a disaster
    27. 27. The open space ideas for the Central district are on the right track 0% 0% 14% 44% 42% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
    28. 28. September Live Polling Results: Top Priorities for Transportation Downtown? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Move More Traffic Increase Walkability Agree Strongly Agree
    29. 29. Proposed Network & Key Intersections
    30. 30. Pedestrian Routes
    31. 31. How do you rate the pedestrian connections that are depicted 0% 5% 28% 56% 12% 1. Strongly agree 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Strongly Disagree
    32. 32. Workshop Ideas for Canyon, Broadway & Farmington Two-way One-way or OR Other?
    33. 33. One-way streets Workshop Participants 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
    34. 34. September Live Polling Results:
    35. 35. Further investigation of Couplet Couplet Options: Ericson and Lombard Cross- Overs
    36. 36. Couplet Options: Hocken and 217 Cross-Overs Further investigation of Couplet
    37. 37. Couplet Options Advantages •Provides greater through-capacity •Makes greater use of existing capacity at lower cost •Provides on-street parking, promoting adjacent businesses •Provides greater safety •Provides bike lanes on both streets, and with slower speeds
    38. 38. Couplet Options Disadvantages •Requires substantial out-of-direction travel •Will require re-configuring signals •Will require some right-of-way acquisition •217 frontage road, may overload capacity and be confusing •May require additional rail crossings
    39. 39. More Travel Lanes
    40. 40. Oregon Department of Transportation MLK Blvd. Transportation Study
    41. 41. MLK Cross Sections From ODOT Study Show New Options
    42. 42. Martin Luther King Boulevard
    43. 43. Canyon Road
    44. 44. Canyon Road
    45. 45. Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
    46. 46. Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
    47. 47. Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
    48. 48. Eliminating left-hand turns on minor streets on Canyon is a fair exchange for wider sidewalks or more onstreet parking 4% 11% 22% 22% 41% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
    49. 49. Primary East-West Bike Routes
    50. 50. Broadway Bike Boulevard
    51. 51. Broadway Bike Boulevard
    52. 52. Bike Boulevard
    53. 53. Discussion
    54. 54. September live polling results: What should happen on Broadway?
    55. 55. Broadway – Existing Conditions Strengths: • Main Street retail character • Distinctive intersection treatments at Watson and Hall • Low traffic volume east-west connection Weaknesses: • Narrow sidewalks • Lack of bike parking • Buildings on north side of street are not pedestrian- oriented
    56. 56. 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
    57. 57. Broadway Today
    58. 58. Festival Street: Normal Day
    59. 59. Festival Street: Special Event
    60. 60. How do you rate the Broadway festival street concept as designed 0% 5% 2% 14% 79% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
    61. 61. Beaverton Urban Renewal Plan: Potential Implementation Tool • Urban Renewal can help finance central district objectives • Civic Plan Strategies and Urban Renewal projects are mutually reinforcing
    62. 62. URA Project Categories Broadway Examples Infrastructure & Transportation Improvements: Bike lanes, sidewalk extensions Incentive Programs: Storefront Improvements, predevelopment assistance, environmental assessments Public / Private Partnerships: Catalyst projects, shared parking facilities Community Identity-building Projects: Signage, Plantings, Street Trees
    63. 63. Which of these Project Categories do you think is most important? 5% 26% 18% 50% 1. Infrastructure and Transportation 2. Community and Identity Building 3. Public Private Partnerships 4. Incentives
    64. 64. Which do you think is second most important? 5% 24% 35% 35% 1. Infrastructure and Transportation 2. Community and Identity Building 3. Public Private Partnerships 4. Incentives
    65. 65. Next Steps • Parking district plan • Catalytic projects • Urban design and amenities • Detailed streetscape plan for all streets • Design guideline concepts • Recommended zoning changes
    66. 66. Citywide Land Use & Transportation Strategy • Land Use needs – 20-Minute Neighborhoods – Mixed-Use Centers – Employment Lands • Transportation investments – Bike networks – Key Traffic Improvements
    67. 67. Mixed Use Centers • Were concentrated in a couple key areas: – Hall and Allen – Murray and Allen
    68. 68. Neighborhood Centers • Were distributed around the city
    69. 69. Example: Hall and Allen
    70. 70. Recommend that Concept to be Added to Comprehensive Plan • Mixed-use & Neighborhood Centers • Scale and design issues • Neighborhood compatibility • Market feasibility • Zoning & Infrastructure
    71. 71. Implemented through Small Area Planning • A toolkit for implementation as opportunities arise • Emphasizes getting the zoning and infrastructure right • Connects infrastructure with capital planning
    72. 72. Small Area Planning: Also Can Be Used for Employment Areas • City has a very limited supply of employment lands (i.e. not retail) • How to make the most of parcels ready for reuse?
    73. 73. Repurposing Defunct Corridor Retail Areas
    74. 74. Redevelop existing lower-density employment uses to higher-density uses & Increased density of employment • Use performance zoning to ensure that noise, odors, etc. are contained in the building? • Like incubator space, brewing, light manufacturing or assembly
    75. 75. Recommendation: Update City’s Economic Development Strategy • Define Beaverton’s role in the region • Determine space and building needs • Coordinate master planning and investments with property owners
    76. 76. Beaverton should pursue small area planning as a redevelopment tool 0% 0% 8% 45% 47% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
    77. 77. Repurposing defunct retail corridors and low- production employment lands into efficient job centers should be a key priority for the city 3% 5% 8% 19% 65% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
    78. 78. Discussion
    79. 79. September live polling results: Are you a bicyclist today?
    80. 80. September live polling results: In the future would you like to be…? Potential Demand
    81. 81. Desired Bike Connection City Boundary Bike/Walk Connections from the Workshop
    82. 82. Existing Bike Lane Bike System Gaps Issue / Barrier Existing Trail Biking in Beaverton Today
    83. 83. Potential Bike Network
    84. 84. Current Bicycle and Pedestrian Assets • Downtown bike-ped environment (e.g. 5th) • Regional and local multi-use trails (e.g. Fanno Creek) • Bike lanes and sidewalks on many arterial streets • Walking/biking to school facilities/encouragement • Innovative traffic calming treatments /signage
    85. 85. Pedestrian refuges/ Mid-block crossings Merge treatmentsBike lanes/Sharrows Bicycle/pedestrian activated signals Traffic calming Building upon Beaverton’s Bike/Ped Assets with…
    86. 86. Leading pedestrian intervals Bike box/Intersection treatments Left-turn treatments Wayfinding signage Off-set intersection treatments Building upon Beaverton’s Bike/Ped Assets with…
    87. 87. The city should emphasize low-traffic citywide connections for bikes 0% 9% 13% 9% 69% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
    88. 88. Next Steps • System-wide traffic analysis • Modeling results • Strategic Network Improvements
    89. 89. Discussion
    90. 90. Beaverton Housing Strategy • Demographic Forecast • Future Housing Needs • Strategies for meeting need & preserving existing housing stock
    91. 91. Who do we need to plan housing for? • Aging Baby Boomers – the housing which allows seniors to age in Beaverton • The grown children of many of these families – both singles and couples can have a reason to settle down in the city • A new diverse population – housing which meets the needs of new immigrants, multi-generational families etc.
    92. 92. Claritas Market Segment Data Market Segment Description Percentage of Households Brite Lites, Li'l City Upscale Middle Age w/o Kids 10% Up-and-Comers Middle-Income Younger w/o Kids 9% Upward Bound Upscale Middle Age w/Kids 9% New Beginnings Low Income Younger Mix 7% Young Influentials Middle Income Younger w/o Kids 6%
    93. 93. Younger couples w/o children: “Young Influentials” Ideal neighborhoods Central District, walkable neighborhoods Targeted prototypes Apartments Mixed-use Courtyard housing Compact single family Prototypes attractive to this market
    94. 94. Housing Types • Identify housing types to match future demand – Sponsor design competitions – Develop infill design toolkit for developers
    95. 95. Multi-family and attached housing have led new development in Beaverton 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Single Family Detached Single Family Attached Apartment/Condo Units
    96. 96. Encouraging the construction of housing types that will meet future needs should be a key priority for the city 0% 7% 15% 26% 52% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
    97. 97. Neighborhood Stabilization Programs • Existing Programs for ownership properties – Mend-a-Home – Hope-4-Homes – Adapt-a-Home • Consider expanding to include renter-occupied units • Use Code enforcement and crime prevention programs in targeted areas
    98. 98. Neighborhood Stabilization Programs • Upgrade neighborhoods that are in need of reinvestment – Connectivity & green streets – Provide financial incentives for developing desired housing – Create neighborhood community plans – Partner with non-profit organizations to create affordable housing – Build a community land trust presence in Beaverton
    99. 99. Neighborhood stabilization programs should address both owner- and renter-occupied homes 0% 3% 10% 31% 55% 1. Agree Strongly 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Disagree Strongly
    100. 100. Discussion
    101. 101. Next Steps • November-December: – Strategic Plan Document Production • Roll-out in January • City Council Study Sessions Begin (January)
    102. 102. Thank You! www.beavertoncivicplan.com

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