Clackamas County Industrial Area
Year Formed: 1984; amended in 2001
Area: 2,173 acres when first formed; approximately 1,187 acres after amendment.
Purpose: To reduce traffic congestion, control flooding and improve drainage, promote economic development and create new jobs for local residents
Assessed Value: Original assessed value in 1984 of $300 million for 2,173 acres. After returning $253.5 million to general tax rolls and reducing the size of the area to 1,187 acres, the current assessed value is approximately $320 million
Overview: The industrial area is a regional distribution, warehousing and wholesale trade center. The Clackamas Industrial Area collected tax increment financing (TIF) revenues through FY 2005-06.
Effective July 1, 2006, the Development Agency terminated its tax increment levy, adding the assessed value to the tax rolls and making significantly increased revenues available to overlapping taxing districts. The Agency is using the remaining funds to complete plan projects.
A major amendment approved in December 2001 reduced the size of the Clackamas Industrial urban renewal area by approximately 50% from 2,173 acres to 1,187 acres. This reduction was possible because the planned urban renewal projects in this area were completed. The result was substantial additional tax revenues for the districts that levy taxes in the urban renewal areas. In addition, the amendment added the Sunrise Corridor project to the plan, which allows urban renewal funds to be used for the local match needed to advance this project.
In 2007, the Clackamas Industrial Area Urban Renewal Plan was amended. The amendment resulted in two additions:
- 40 acres along Southeast 172nd Avenue from Highway 212 to the Clackamas/Multnomah County line, and
- Improvements to Southeast 172nd Avenue as a new project.
Project Plan and Report (PDF)
Major Activities include:
- Sunrise Corridor
- Environmental documentation necessary to qualify for federal funding of the project
- Funding for needed environmental work and right-of-way acquisition.
- Selection of a project manager
- Nine parcels acquired through preemptive right-of-way acquisition and plans to acquire additional parcels.
- Purchase of a 31.77-acre former Superfund site that provides important right-of-way for the Sunrise Corridor. The property, located east of 82nd Avenue and north of Mather Road, has undergone soil remediation and capping, and groundwater remediation. The Agency is leasing the property until it is needed for development of the Sunrise Corridor.
Highway 212 - Completed in fall 2000, this project improved the function and appearance of the industrial area between southeast 98th Avenue and 135th Avenue along Highway 212.
Jennifer Extension/Southeast 135th Avenue -- Construction completed in fall 2002
135th Avenue improvements accommodate circulation patterns necessary for local access and the Sunrise Corridor.
Evelyn Street Overpass at 82nd Drive provides direct access to the Gladstone interchange on I-205 and reduces congestion on Highway 212.
102nd Improvements and Lawnfield/Mather Connection: Improve 102nd Avenue, Clackamas Road and Industrial Way from Highway 212 to Mather Road, with bike lanes and sidewalks. Connect Mather Road to 98th Avenue. Improve sight distance at the intersection of 98th Court and Lawnfield.
Improved Fire Protection: Fire District 1 needed a facility on 130th Avenue. The Agency provided $300,000 toward constructing the final phase.
Clackamas Sand and Gravel Site: This 37-acre site was acquired and area service providers initiated site planning activities for consolidated joint use.
Regional Flood Control and Recreation Facility: Acquisition of an 87-acre site at the western end of the area was completed in 1992-93. Construction of the regional flood control facility began in 1996 and was completed in 1998. Wetland mitigation construction was completed in 2000. Future uses will be joint flood control, natural area and recreational facilities.
Deer Creek Park Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA): The Agency negotiated an IGA with Water Environment Services (WES) to transfer a 1.76- acre parcel at the intersection of 82nd Avenue and the Southern Pacific line to WES for stream restoration and habitat enhancement for resident fish species.
The Clackamas River North Bank Plan: This plan, adopted in 1996-97, reviewed adjacent land uses on the north bank of the Clackamas River and identified five key parcels of land to be acquired. One parcel was acquired in 1997-98; another was purchased in 1998-99 and a third was purchased in 2007.
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