Developer Constructed Sites:
Developers have the opportunity to construct amenities approved by THPRD in lieu of paying system development charges (SDC's). This not only helps the developer reduce permit fees, but allows for THPRD parks and recreational amenities to be constructed along with development. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Paulsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503/629-6305.
Central Bethany Development:
The Central Bethany Development is a missing portion of the Waterhouse Trail. The section begins just north of West Union Rd. and continues to NW Laidlaw Rd. Construction is complete and the trail is open to the public.
The Timberland community, south of Cornell Rd. near the Barnes Rd. intersection, will be comprised of a neighborhood park, loop trail, boardwalk and splash pad. Construction is currently happening and the amenities are anticipated to open late spring 2014.
Bethany Creek Falls:
Bethany Creek Falls will be the first park development slated for the North Bethany area. Design is underway. THPRD held a neighborhood meeting on April 2, 2014, at the Bethany Village Community Room. THPRD heard valuable feedback and will be updating the master plan based on budget, site constraints and community input. THPRD is still looking for input regarding the design of the park areas and play equipment that will be included in the site. You can view the master plan design and play equipment options in the Document Center on the right side of this page. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2014. Please check back for more updates.
Forest Glen is a small neighborhood park located off of Murray Blvd. and Wier Rd. This park will have a play area, benches and will be perfect for neighborhood gatherings. Construction is anticipated for summer 2014.
Ridgewood View Park-Resevoir/Pump Station & Park Improvements
The preferred master plan was presented to the THPRD Board of Directors and approved at the April 2013 public meeting. A neighborhood meeting was held on Wednesday, July 10, for the community (especially kids) to attend and provide their preference for the type of play equipment they would like to see at Ridgewood View.
The Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) is working on a project to improve the reliability of the water supply for public use and fire protection serving the West Hills area. TVWD has chosen to replace the existing reservoir (Hyde Park Reservoir) north of Ridgewood View Park with a larger reservoir as they determine the future of the Inglewood reservoir. THPRD and TVWD are partnering on this project which include a newly-constructed reservoir and pump station as well as park restoration and improvements.
The approved master plan is available for viewing in the Document Center on the right side of this page. Staff anticipates construction to begin on the reservoir and pump station in Fall 2014. Click here to view the TVWD project page for additional project details.
Please note: All plans are subject to change. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Paulsen at email@example.com or 503/629-6305.
Ben Graf Trail Improvements
To improve neighborhood connectivity, THPRD is constructing a trail to connect two sections of the Graf Meadows residential subdivision. Despite their proximity, the two neighborhoods are divided by a wetland that is impassable a majority of the year. The construction of this hard-surface trail, connecting NW Graf Street and NW Bernietta Court, will allow for safe, year-round passage between the two neighborhoods.
The THPRD Board of Directors approved the Graf Meadows Trail Master Plan on January 14, 2013 and staff subsequently acquired the necessary land use and construction permits. Construction is anticipated to begin in Summer 2014 and be completed in Fall 2014. You can view the trail alignment under Document Center on the right side of this page.
Please note: All plans are subject to change. If you have any questions or comments about this project please contact Nicole Paulsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.629.6305.
Westside Trail, Segment #18-Rock Creek Trail to Bronson Creek Trail
THPRD held the first neighborhood meeting for Westside Trail Segment 18 on December 12, 2012. Staff presented the preliminary trail alignment to neighbors and answered questions. Based on site contstraints and neighborhood input Staff and consultants refined the alignment and presented the preferred master plan alignment to the THPRD Board of Directors. The board of directors approved the master plan on February 4, 2013. Staff will now begin working with governing agencies to obtain permits. You can view the approved master plan in the 'Document Center' on the right side of this page.
In 2008, THPRD applied to Metro for Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) funds to assist in the design and construction of a ¾-quarter mile section of the Westside Trail, Segment #18. In 2009, THPRD was awarded $2,399,337 for the project. A portion of the funds became available in October 2011 for master planning and design development (preliminary engineering). THPRD staff worked closely with ODOT staff to select David Evans & Associates (DEA) as the design consultant for the project. The master planning, designing and permitting is expected to take 30 months to complete. Construction of the trail is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2015.
The project marks the first step in completing the Westside Regional Trail north of US Highway 26. The project will construct a ¾-mile section of the Westside Regional Trail between the Rock Creek Trail and the future Bronson Creek Trail, connecting the District’s Kaiser Woods and Hansen Ridge (formerly Kaiser Ridge) Parks in THPRD’s northwest service area. Located in the power line corridor between NW Springville Road and NW Kaiser Road, the 10’ wide proposed trail will also provide connections to adjacent neighborhoods along the corridor.
Please note: all plans are subject to change. If you have any questions or comments about this project please contact Nicole Paulsen at email@example.com or 503.629.6305.
Jackie Husen Park Expansion
The Dutton property was purchased for use as a staging area for the Jordan Woods bond project. When the Jordan Woods trail project was completed, neighborhood constituents presented a petition to the THPRD Board of Directors on September 9, 2013 that included their desire to incorporate the property into Jackie Husen Park. Some of their ideas for the site included a community garden, a covered sport court, play equipment, open space and natural area. The neighbors' presentation helped the district decide to keep the land and begin site analysis and master planning.
After holding two public meetings for this project and receiving input from neighbors, advisory committees and staff, the preferred master plan will be presented to the Board of Directors at the regular meeting of the board on August 11, 2014. The plan consists of two phases. Phase I will include the removal of the house, garage and some vegetation. Phase one also includes installation of a community garden and access paths to Jackie Husen Park parking lot and to Jordan Lane neighborhood. Phase II will include a sport court, additional paths and play equipment more suited for older children. You can view the preferred master plan in the Document Center on the right side of this page.
At the second neighborhood meeting on July 16, 2014, staff addressed several neighbor's concerns including the existing fruit trees along the southeast property line and the need for a deer fence around the community garden. The district arborist discussed the conditions of the 4 fruit trees on site, noted that the trees needed pruning for health and safety and what future maintenance needs would be required including annual pruning and spraying of the fruit for edibility. District concerns also include keeping the trees healthy and safe for patrons to be near and under as well as removal of fruit fall to reduce the possibility of bee stings and critter attraction. The district has determined to remove the 3 less healthy trees (2 apples, 1 pear) and allow the fig tree to remain by pruning off the ground and from the edge of the garden to allow for access under the tree. There will be several large branches removed and the tree will be monitored for any potential health issues that may arise from the pruning. The district will be requiring the neighbors and garden users keep the ground cleaned of fruit so it is not allowed to rot.
Staff also asked the neighbors their opinion on the path surfacing and in general they were ok with a mowed grass path or a chip path. In phase II of the project, the original paths and future loop paths may be paved at that time.
Check back for updates on these and other current projects.
For further information about these, or any other Planning & Development projects, please contact the Planning Department at (503) 629-6305.
This page was last updated on Friday August 01 2014 at 2:32 PM.