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North Clackamas Revitalization Area

Bell Avenue Improvement Project, Phases 1 and 2

Year Formed: 2006

Area: Approximately 1,008 acres in unincorporated Clackamas County between Milwaukie and Happy Valley basically bounded by the Clackamas/Multnomah County line on the north, Milwaukie city limits on the west, Monroe Street on the south and 82nd Avenue/Interstate 205 on the east. (see map)

Assessed Value: $518 million, up from $398 million in 2006.

Overview: The established neighborhoods in the NCRA are among the more affordable places to live in the County, but there are long-term infrastructure problems that need to be resolved. The plan includes projects in a number of areas to improve the livability of the area, including:

Major Activities

July 2005 The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners directs Development Agency staff to proceed with the proposed committee membership, process and timetable for establishing an urban renewal district in the Overland Park area.
July 2005 The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Urban Renewal Plan Formation Citizen Advisory Committee (URPFCAC) begin meeting
Aug. 2005 Committees begin soliciting public input on the proposed new area.
Nov. 9, 2005 Open House
Nov. 21, 2005 Planning Commission Hearing
Dec. 1, 2005 1st Board of County Commissioners Hearing on plan adoption
Feb. 28, 2006 Open House
March 22, 2006 Open House
April 27, 2006 2nd Board of County Commissioners Hearing and action on plan adoption
May 25, 2006 Plan adoption approved by the Board of County Commissioners
Aug. 23, 2006 Effective date for plan to begin
Jan. 30, 2007 Board of County Commissioners gives approval for Water Environment Service (WES) to work with the Development Agency and neighboring jurisdictions to develop a plan to provide sanitary sewer service to the entire area within the NCRA
2008 Forming assessment district for sanitary sewer service
2009-13 Installation of sanitary sewers
Oct. 9, 2012 Opening of Hawthorne Park
2013-14 Bell Avenue construction, phase 1 

North Clackamas Revitalization Area Plan
Report on the North Clackamas Revitalization Area Plan
Design Plan

Housing Rehab & Homebuyer Assistance Programs

Home Repairs

Homebuyer Assistance

Additional Resources


For more information, contact Ken Itel at 503-742-4324.

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