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.
Hillsboro Major Projects List
Major Community Development Projects (City-driven with partners):
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
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
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. 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
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
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
Transportation System Plan Update
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
Fiber Network Expansion
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
Willamette River Future Water Supply
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
NE Starr Boulevard Water Pipeline
Location: NE Starr Blvd between NE Evergreen Road and NW Meek Road
Description: To support future growth in North Hillsboro, the Hillsboro Water Department is installing 4,600 feet of 18-inch ductile iron water pipeline. The new pipeline will tie into existing water infrastructure near NE Evergreen Road.
Current Status: The project kicked off in April 2018 and is scheduled for completion by fall 2018.
Contact: Email Nesh Mucibabic, Principal Engineer, City of Hillsboro Water Department or call 503-615-6702
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: Right-of-way acquisition process expected to be complete in February 2020. Construction begins fall of 2019. Estimated completion by winter 2022.
Contact: Scott Dreher, City of Hillsboro Public Works Department
More Information: Jackson School Road Project page
There are no public facilities project updates at this time.
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
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
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
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.