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On July 7, 2015, the Hillsboro City Council approved the adoption of a supplemental Transportation System Development Charge methodology (TSDC) to facilitate development of new transportation infrastructure necessary to begin development in South Hillsboro. The new supplemental SDC structure became effective on August 7, 2015. The City is moving to finalize the South Hillsboro Finance Plan by July 1, 2016, and the Cornelius Pass Road Extension is expected to break ground this summer. These represent major milestones in the transition from planning to construction.

As part of this work, several large South Hillsboro property owners intend to file a petition with the Hillsboro City Council to form a Local Improvement District (LID). The purpose of the LID is to help finance four transportation improvement projects with an estimated cost of $24.8 million. The four projects include the extension of Cornelius Pass Road south of TV Highway into South Hillsboro, the widening of Cornelius Pass Road north of TV Highway to Frances Street, the realignment of Kinnaman Road to 198th Avenue and the installation of a signal, and the construction of a westbound right turn lane at Cornelius Pass Road and TV Highway.

Property owners within the South Hillsboro area have the opportunity to participate in the LID, but are not required to do so. Two community meetings were held on January 21 and January 25, 2016 to share information about the LID and its impacts. To learn more about the LID:

Growing a Great CommunitySouth Hillsboro Composite Area Map

South Hillsboro is 1,400 acres of open space, farmland and home sites in the process of becoming something entirely new. Bordered on the south by Rosedale Road, on the north by Tualatin Valley Highway, and lying between SW 229th Avenue and the existing Urban Growth Boundary to the west and SW 209th Avenue on the east, South Hillsboro will be a community that meets the needs of Hillsboro's future while staying firmly rooted in the past, sharply focused on growing a complete, connected, and green community. Read a two-page overview of the Future South Hillsboro.  

The 2014 South Hillsboro Community Plan envisions the area's long-term development over the next 20 years, building upon prior planning efforts in the area.  At full build out, South Hillsboro is anticipated to include:

  • Approximately 8,000 residences of diverse types, architectural styles, and price ranges, designed to help meet the needs of the City's growth workforce, ultimately providing housing for nearly 20,000 residents.
  • Mixed-Use Town and Village Centers providing a range of shopping, services, and gathering venues serving local neighborhoods, the City, and the broader region.
  • 286 acres of new parks and open space with 15 miles of new multi-use trails, co-located with planned school facilities and placed such that all residents live within one quarter-mile of a park facility.
  • A fully multi-modal transportation network including world-class bicycle infrastructure and expanded transit service.

Next Steps

Construction of the Cornelius Pass road south of Tualatin Valley Highway will begin this summer, followed by residential and mixed-use construction. Property owners interested in joining the LID must complete the appropriate paperwork (link to paperwork coming soon) and submit it to the City by April 4, 2016.

Find Out More

Browse project maps and documents, explore the overall vision for the South Hillsboro community, or review the project's history.  Learn more about the proposed Local Improvement District (LID).

For more information on South Hillsboro, contact Planning Department Staff:

For more information on property annexation contact:
Dan Dias, Development Services Manager

    Development Services
For more information on standards and regulations for future development in South Hillsboro contact:
John Boren, Planner
Ruth Klein, Senior Planner

Local Improvement District
For more information on the LID contact:
Gregg Snyder, Transportation Planning Supervisor

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Last updated: 4/19/2016 3:27:11 PM