Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Names for Improvements within Timberland Development Area
Since 2004, THPRD has worked with developer Polygon Northwest to acquire properties containing parks and trails improvements within the Timberland development area in Cedar Mill. Once these improvements are built by Polygon and accepted by the Park District, they will provide needed recreational opportunities to district residents.
At the district's board of directors meeting on Nov. 5, THPRD staff will request approval of the following proposed names for these improvements:
- Cedar Mill Creek Trail – Segment of community trail which loops around the Timberland development as identified in the Park District’s 2006 Trails Plan.
- Cedar Mill Creek Greenway – Natural area containing a segment of Cedar Mill Creek running north/south along the west side of Timberland.
- Cedar Mill Overlook Park – Site offering neighborhood park amenities, located along the Cedar Mill Creek Trail and overlooking the natural area containing Cedar Mill Creek.
- Timberland Park – Site offering neighborhood park amenities, centrally located within the Timberland development along main vehicular and pedestrian routes and having high public/ neighborhood visibility.
- William Ives Woods Natural Area – Natural area predominantly characterized by forest cover, located in the southeast portion of the Timberland development. The name would honor a prominent land surveyor who did pioneering work in the area and Northwest region in the 1850s. (An alternative name, Saltzman Woods Natural Area, is under consideration. It commemorates early area homesteader Peter Saltzman.)
Click here to view a vicinity map showing the site locations. Note: no name change is proposed for the Sue Conger Boardwalk & Overlook.
The deadline, in order that comments can be considered by the THPRD Board, is Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Please direct any comments or questions to Matt Kilmartin, Planning & Development Department, at Fanno Creek Service Center (6220 SW 112th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97008). He can also be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 503/629-6305, ext. 2733.
As stated in the Park District’s Naming of District Property Policy, 2006 Comprehensive Plan and 2006 Trails Plan, proposed names shall:
- Adhere to the definitions of classifications of District properties established in the Comprehensive Plan and to the trail types and names established in the Trails Plan.
- Consider the site location and history, have historical, cultural and/or social significance, and commemorate places, people or events of importance.
- Engender a strong positive image and have symbolic value that enhances the site character and identity.