NOTICE OF POSSIBLE PLANNING COMMISSION QUORUM – Downtown Design Project

CITY OF BEAVERTON NOTICE OF POSSIBLE PLANNING COMMISSION QUORUM at a DOWNTOWN DESIGN PROJECT URBAN DESIGN ACADEMY THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 15, 2018 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. BG FOOD CARTEL 4250 SW Rose Biggi Avenue, Beaverton, OR The City of Beaverton has begun the Downtown Design Project with the goal of creating a vibrant downtown. An urban design strategy will be developed to guide new development to create a ‘look and feel’ for Downtown. The project will seek to better define Downtown and its sub-districts, as wells as nodes and gateways to promote a sense of place. The project will also identify potential roadblocks and barriers to Downtown development. An Urban Design Academy is being held on February 15, 2018 to facilitate a discussion between decision makers on City Council, Planning Commission, and Traffic Commission, as well as developers and property owners with an interest in Downtown development. The discussion will include an introduction to urban design, why urban design is important for Downtown Beaverton, how good urban design can help increase Downtown vibrancy. Planning Commissioners may be attending the open house and there may be a quorum of the Commission during the event. However, this is not a Planning Commission meeting; no City business, Commission deliberation or decision-making will be conducted during the event. PROJECT BACKGROUND The Beaverton Community Vision identifies the creation of a vibrant Downtown as a major goal for the city to pursue. The vision describes two major themes to achieve this goal: establish an identifiable downtown, and stimulate downtown redevelopment. The Downtown Design and Development Readiness Projects seeks to address both of these themes to promote a vibrant downtown. The project will result and Urban Design Framework that will function as a guide for future downtown development, as well as changes to development rules in Downtown. For more information about the project, visit www.beavertonoregon.gov/downtowndesign. The City will be holding a series of public meetings in Winter and Spring 2018 to develop Urban Design Framework. The Framework is scheduled to be adopted by City Council in summer 2018, with development rule changes to follow. MAIN PROJECT ELEMENTS: — The creation of an Urban Design Framework, which will act as a guidebook to describe the city’s vision for Downtown a fine grain level. — Development rule changes to ensure the city’s vision for Downtown can be constructed. — An Implementation Plan to ensure the city’s vision of a vibrant Downtown continues to be pursued after the completion of this project. Accessibility information: This information can be made available in large print or audio tape upon request. Assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters, or qualified bilingual interpreters can be made available at any public meeting or program with three business days advance notice. To request these services, contact Steve Regner by calling 503-526-2675 or email sregner@beavertonoregon.gov Use 711 for relay service. Publish 01/25/2018. BVT27150

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Publication: OPC Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2018/01/25

End Date: 2018/01/25

Owner: City of Beaverton

City: BEAVERTON

County: Washington