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Clackamas Town Center Area

The Commercial and Retail Center of Clackamas County

The Situation

For its first urban renewal program in 1980, the County selected the area around the intersection of I-205 and SE Sunnyside Road. The community needed new and expanded road systems to support the opening of the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall, and to meet the needs of the growing residential neighborhoods, and expanding health care facilities and businesses.

The Response

To address the needs of the community, an urban renewal district was formed to provide transportation and community facilities that would be a catalyst for private investment. That private investment began in a big way in 1981 with the opening of the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall.

The urban renewal district was established to meet the following goals:

Urban Renewal Attracted Private Investments

Urban renewal funds attract matching funds from other places. For example, more than $100 million of additional public funds has come to the Town Center area since the district was established.

The results of the urban renewal efforts enhanced the region’s fastest growing business center with a wide variety of high quality office, retail and multi-family projects. The Town Center urban renewal district is estimated to terminate in 2013.

The Results

Just the Facts

Established: 1980

Earliest Levy Termination: 2013

Size: 819 acres

Frozen Assessed Value: $32 million

2009-10 Assessed: $607 million

New Growth In Assessed Value: $575 million

Maximum Indebtedness: $177 million

Jobs Created: 26,251

Housing Units Created: $177 million

In Addition

Urban Renewal Funds Helped Pay For

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Development Agency

Phone number 503-742-4323
Address 150 Beavercreek Road
Oregon City, OR 97045