Whether you see dirt moving or not, at any given time there are various major projects going on around the City – both City-led and large private developments. If you're like us, you want to know what's going on. Below we have provided a list that will be updated monthly to give you an overview of all of the major projects happening around Hillsboro. If you have questions, contact information is provided for each project.
Our City's current projects include:
Service Enhancement projects that improve the quality of life for Hillsboro residents and enhance visitor experiences.
Neighborhood Development projects, which not only help our City to grow and progress in strategic ways, but also include the revitalization of existing business, industrial, and neighborhood districts.
Parks & Recreation projects that create more recreation and cultural opportunities, as well as more natural spaces and playgrounds for our community to enjoy.
Infrastructure Improvement projects, which work behind the scenes to keep our City traveling and our services running smoothly.
Service Enhancement Projects
Fiber Network Expansion and Internet Service Location: Citywide Description: The City of Hillsboro is expanding its fiber network to provide affordable high-speed internet access for all Hillsboro residents and businesses, connect schools, and maximize Smart City opportunities. Current Status: The City is collaborating with Hillsboro School District to connect all schools to a shared core network in 2020. Internet service for residents and businesses will launch in South Hillsboro, followed by the Shute Park/Southwest Hillsboro neighborhood. These two areas represent the greatest opportunity and need. Contact: Internet Service Team More Information:Fiber Network Expansion Project
Hillsboro Wayfinding Location: Citywide
Description: “You have arrived to an amazing community!” The City is in the process of installing wayfinding signage and information kiosks that reflect the great things that are growing in Hillsboro and help locals and visitors alike navigate our community.
Current Status: Artwork and design have been finalized. Installation of Downtown banners and info kiosks, as well as info kiosks at Tanasbourne, Orenco, and Shute Park, and a welcome gateway at South Hillsboro are complete. Downtown pedestrian directional and parking signs are coming soon. Additional phased installation, including more welcome gateways and Citywide vehicular directional signs, will be based on sign priorities and funding. Contact: Corinne Weiss, City of Hillsboro Communications and Marketing Manager More Information: Wayfinding Project
Tree City USA Location: Citywide
Description: Hillsboro community members will enjoy cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings, and increased property values as a result of the City’s commitment to become a Tree City USA.
Current Status: In 2018, the City Council made Tree City USA a priority and the City submitted an application to the Arbor Day Foundation in the fall. The City will receive notice of application status in February 2019, and must reapply annually. More Information: Tree City USA
Neighborhood Development Projects
South Hillsboro Location: Located between SE 209th and SE 67th, and Rosedale Road and TV Highway Type of Development/Description: The innovative 1,400-acre development will include approximately 8,000 new residences as well as streets, schools, parks and trails, town and village centers, and a multi-modal transportation network. Current Status: Developers Pahlisch Homes and Newland Communities have begun construction on the three neighborhoods: Rosedale Parks, Reed's Crossing, and Butternut Creek. Contact: Chris Barry, City of Hillsboro Planning Department More Information: South Hillsboro
Witch Hazel Village South Concept Plan
(Urban Growth Boundary Expansion Request) Location: South of Witch Hazel Village, east of River Road, and west of The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, in unincorporated Washington County Description: The City has submitted a request to Metro to expand the Urban Growth Boundary to include 150 acres designated as Witch Hazel Village South. Current Status: On September 27, 2018 Metro Council passed a resolution signaling its intent to expand the Urban Growth Boundary. Metro Council will make its formal decision in mid-December. Contact:Laura Weigel, City of Hillsboro Planning Department More Information:Witch Hazel Village South Project
North Hillsboro Technology Park Location: West of Brookwood Parkway to Sewell Road and North of Evergreen Road to Highway 26 Description: The City is investing in public infrastructure such as streets, utilities, and services, to encourage business growth in an area that has seen limited development and a portion that is reserved for large lot industrial users (>50 acres). Current Status: We are working to increase this area’s development-ready status which will meet the needs of new and existing industrial businesses. An 18” water line was recently installed in NE Starr Blvd between Evergreen Road and the Waible Creek area, serving the eastern portion of the Technology Park. A 19-acre site in the Tech Park impacted by flood plain and wetlands was purchased by the City for utility infrastructure, natural resource mitigation and the Crescent Park Greenway. Specific infrastructure projects are planned and underway. Financial and development planning is ongoing. Contact: Dan Dias, City of Hillsboro Economic Development Department More Information: North Hillsboro Industrial District Project
Downtown Hillsboro Revitalization Plan Location: The larger Downtown area, which includes the Main Street commercial district, Baseline and Oak streets, 10th Avenue, light rail corridors, the southwest industrial area, and portions of nearby residential neighborhoods. Description: The revitalization of Downtown Hillsboro is a high priority for the City. Downtown is the heart of the Hillsboro community, serving as the primary civic gathering spot in the city. Current Status: In collaboration with the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership, the City is implementing a business attraction campaign to highlight local entrepreneurs and elevate awareness of Hillsboro’s hip and emerging Downtown scene throughout the Portland Metro area. Contact: Karla Antonini, City of Hillsboro Economic Development Department More Information: Downtown Hillsboro Revitalization Project
Block 67 Location: The block between Se 6th and 7th Avenue, south of Washington Street and north of Baseline Street
Description: Block 67 is a catalytic transit-oriented mixed-use project that enhances vibrancy and activity in downtown, and provides a critical link between Downtown Main Street, the Health and Education District and Baseline/Oak Commercial Corridor Current Status: Detailed project design and financial considerations are underway with public engagement sessions coming soon. Contact: Dan Dias, Director, Economic Development More information:Block 67
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Street Light Conversion Project Location: Citywide Description: This was one of Hillsboro’s largest-ever energy efficiency projects with more than 4,500 high-pressure sodium street lights converted to Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lights. Annual energy savings are projected to total more than 2 million kilowatt hours. Current Status: Project was completed in summer 2019 Contact:Email the Public Works Department Transportation Division More Information:LED Street Light Conversion Project
Jackson School Road Project Location: Jackson School Road between NE Grant Street and NW Evergreen Road, a major north-south link between downtown and Hwy 26 Description: The City will complete various road improvements, including adding sidewalks, a center turn lane, new drainage, planting trees, a roundabout, bicycle lanes, improved street lighting, and undergrounding of utilities. Current Status: Currently acquiring right-of-way. Construction begins winter of 2019. Estimated completion by winter 2022. Contact:Scott Dreher, City of Hillsboro Public Works Department More Information: Jackson School Road Project
Willamette Water Supply Project Location: The Willamette River at Wilsonville to the Hillsboro area Description: The City of Hillsboro and Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) are jointly developing the mid-Willamette River as a future drinking water source. The new system will deliver water to City of Hillsboro and TVWD customers.
Current Status: The Willamette Water Supply Program has divided this project into 10 smaller projects, to be built separately over several years, to allow business and contracting opportunities that benefit the local economy, provide jobs, and support regional economic development. Estimated completion date is 2026. Contact:Lindsay Wochnick, City of Hillsboro Water Department More Information:Hillsboro Water Department; Willamette Water Supply website
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