Hillsboro Major Projects

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What's going on around town?

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


Hillsboro Wayfinding

Location: Citywide
Description:
“You have arrived to an amazing community!” The City is installing new 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, and installation of Downtown banners, pedestrian, parking signs, and info kiosks is complete. Additional phased installation will be based on sign priorities and funding.
Contact: Corinne Weiss, City of Hillsboro Communications and Marketing Manager
More Information: Wayfinding Project

 A variety of signs to lead residents and visitors to community centers and other important locations

Fiber Network Expansion
Location: Citywide
Description: The City of Hillsboro is committed to expanding its fiber network to provide affordable high-speed internet access for all Hillsboro residents and businesses.
Current Status: Two areas in Hillsboro where need and opportunity are greatest are targeted for the first phase of the fiber network’s expansion and internet service in 2019: South Hillsboro and Southwest Hillsboro/Shute Park.
Contact: Fiber Network Expansion Team
More Information: Fiber Network Expansion

 a young girl uses a laptop to study at her desk in bedroom

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: Gregg Snyder, City of Hillsboro Planning Department
More Information: South Hillsboro

 A rendering of what the future South Hillsboro development will look like. The rendering includes townhouses, residents walking on sidewalks, trees and foliage, diagonal parking, and streetlights with banners boasting community events.


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: A potential roadmap for development (a "concept plan") to submit to Metro so that it considers the City of Hillsboro's request to expand the Urban Growth Boundary to include Witch Hazel Village South
Current Status: City will submit Concept Plan and request to Metro in summer 2018
Contact: Laura Weigel, City of Hillsboro Planning Department
More Information: Witch Hazel Village South Project

 A bird's eye view of the undeveloped area where the proposed Witch Hazel Village South expansion would take place.


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

 An aerial view of the industrial district surrounding the Hillsboro Airport, where the North Hillsboro project development will take place.


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

 Main Street in Downtown Hillsboro on a sunny day.


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 occurring this summer.
Contact: Dan Dias, Director, Economic Development
More information: Block 67

 An aerial view of Block 67, located between SE Washington Street and SE Baseline Street, and between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue.

Parks & Recreation Projects


Community Center at 53rd

Location: West side of 53rd Avenue across the road from the 53rd Avenue Community Park
Type of Development: Proposed community center
Current Status: Construction designs in progress
Contact: Dave Miletich, City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department
More Information: Community Center at 53rd project webpage

 An artist rendering shows adults and children recreating among trees outside of a new wooden community center with ample windows.

South Hillsboro Neighborhood Parks
Location: Located between SE 209th and SE 67th, and Rosedale Road and TV Highway
Type of Development: Two proposed parks in the Rosedale Parks and Butternut Creek developments.
Current Status: Master plans are complete, construction in 2018
Contact: 
Laurie DeVos, City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department
More Information: 
South Hillsboro Neighborhood Parks project webpage

 A sketched map of one of South Hillsboro's proposed parks depicts a meadow, lawn, sports field, trail, play areas, and the preservation of existing trees.

Crescent Park Greenway
Location: Northern, western and southern periphery of the City
Type of Development: 16 mile greenway corridor around the City
Current Status: Concept plan and implementation workbook nearing completion
Contact: Ryan Stee, City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department
More Information: Crescent Park Greenway project webpage

 Two hikers enjoying a scenic forest trail. Two hikers enjoy a scenic forest trail.

KaBOOM!
Location: Turner Creek Park, 739 SE 31st Court
Type of Development: The playground is going to be replaced. On August 25, community volunteers with the help of skilled staff will build it in a day! Funded by Pacific Life through a KaBOOM! grant. 
Current Status: Playground designs in progress
Contact: Maria Davila Bores, City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department
More Information:  Volunteer information. More information coming soon.

 Two hikers enjoying a scenic forest trail. Volunteers construct a playground slide as part of the KaBOOM! Build a Park in Day project.

Infrastructure Improvement


Light Emitting Diode (LED) Street Light Conversion Project

Location: Citywide
Description: This is one of Hillsboro’s largest-ever energy efficiency projects. The Public Works Department is converting all City of Hillsboro street lights from High Pressure Sodium lights to LED lights and adding asset management nodes.
Current Status: Project has an estimated completion date of December, 2018.
Contact: Email the Public Works Department Transportation Division
More Information: LED Street Light Conversion Project

 A photo comparing high pressure sodium street lights to light emitting diode lights.

Transportation System Plan Update
Location: Citywide
Description: Revising the master plan for the city’s future transportation infrastructure investments
Current Status: Council will adopt the plan in mid-2019 
Contact: Brad Choi, City of Hillsboro Planning Department
More Information: Transportation System Plan Update

 A car travels away from a stoplight as a bicyclist rides on the sidewalk.


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 page

 Jackson School Road before improvements


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 homepage; Willamette Water Supply homepage

 The Willamette River is visible through trees on a sunny day.

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