Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable
Community Plan
Finalizing the Three Year Effort
February 11, 2014
Aloha-Reedville Study Area
Major Takeaways
Address diverse needs, aspirations and
opportunities within Aloha and Reedville...
Our Thanks For The Support
Community – Partner – County – Regional – State & Federal
This study would not have been succes...
COMMUNITY
ASPIRATIONS
EXISTING
CONDITIONS
FUNDING
TOOLS &
STRATEGIES
TRENDS &
FORECASTS
WHERE ARE WE?
PHASE 1
March 2011 –...
Aloha-Reedville Study Area
9 Square Miles, 50,000+ Community Members
Aloha-Reedville Study Area
Aloha and Reedville
Those areas within the
Beaverton School
District would annex into
Beaverton...
Aloha-Reedville Study Area
A Community With Much Potential
Town Center
Station
Communities
Industrial
Center
Key
Corridors...
I Am Aloha-Reedville
We Are The Community
I Am Aloha-Reedville
And We Are The Community
I Am Aloha-Reedville
And We Are The Community
I Am Aloha-Reedville
And We Are The Community
Hearing From The Community
Engagement Efforts – Listening To What the Community Thinks
Hearing From The Community
Engagement Efforts – Aloha Unite – Inviting New Voices
Aloha Unite is:
Centro Cultural de Washi...
The Community
What do you like about living here?
More than 4,500 community comments
• Close to shopping, jobs, services a...
The Community
What would you like changed or improved?
More than 4,500 community comments
• Increase safety with more side...
Hearing From The Community
Project “Bookend” Surveys
Question Key
Q1g. Public safety Q1d. Safe pedestrian and bicycle faci...
Hearing From The Community
Governance
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
1 2 3 4Explore joining
existing city
Stay
unincorporated –
no ...
Hearing From The Community
Governance – Verbatim Examples
Explore Joining A City:
“Cities already have the infrastructure ...
Responding to Community Input
Major Roads
• Improve roads to reduce congestion and improve transit
• Minimize traffic impa...
Responding to Community Input
Neighborhood Quality
• Retain single family residential neighborhoods
• Expand code enforcem...
What Next?
County Implementation
Recommended County actions:
• Consider governance and finance options for the community
•...
What Next?
Community Support
Community organizations that could take a lead role include:
• CPO6 & CPO7
• Aloha Business A...
What Next?
Inclusive Outreach & New Voices
Working with Center for Intercultural Organizing, Centro
Cultural de Washington...
The Aloha-Reedville Study and
Livable Community Plan
Three years engagement with the community
Thousands of contributing v...
The Aloha-Reedville Study and
Livable Community Plan
Working together to keep Aloha and
Reedville Great Places
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

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

246 views

Published on

"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

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
246
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

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

  1. 1. Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan Finalizing the Three Year Effort February 11, 2014
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. Aloha-Reedville Study Area 9 Square Miles, 50,000+ Community Members
  6. 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. 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. 8. I Am Aloha-Reedville We Are The Community
  9. 9. I Am Aloha-Reedville And We Are The Community
  10. 10. I Am Aloha-Reedville And We Are The Community
  11. 11. I Am Aloha-Reedville And We Are The Community
  12. 12. Hearing From The Community Engagement Efforts – Listening To What the Community Thinks
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 25. The Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan Working together to keep Aloha and Reedville Great Places

×