From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, 503-742-4274 12-24-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Public invited to review recommended Work Program for Clackamas Regional Center improvements

The Clackamas Regional Center Working Group, a committee of community and business representatives established by Clackamas County, has developed a list of recommended improvements for the Clackamas Regional Center area.  The improvements came from various area plans, the public and the Working Group itself. 

The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed projects at an open house at New Hope Community Church, 11731 SE Stevens Rd., Tuesday, Jan 8, 6-8 p.m.  There will be a presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m.  The Work Program and an opportunity to submit comments is also available online at www.clackamas.us/transportation/crcworkinggroup.html.

After considering limited funds, projects remaining in the urban renewal plan and gathering input from the public, the Working Group reviewed possible projects based on areas of need and evaluation criteria and recommends the following roadway projects and programs:

  • Transportation:  Street Network
    • Monterey Avenue extension from 82nd Avenue to Fuller Road
    • Sunnyside Road/Stevens Avenue intersection improvements
    • Southwest connector improvements in or around the Harmony Campus area
    • Fuller Road improvements from Otty Road to Johnson Creek Boulevard
  • Transportation:  Pedestrian/Bicycle/Multi-Modal
    • Connections from the Town Center Light Rail Station and from the Harmony Campus to Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital
    • Improvements in the mixed housing area north of Clackamas Town Center
    • Improvements in or near the Clackamas Promenade Shopping Center
  • Development/Redevelopment - Property beautification and development programs
  • Community Use
    • Parks and open space development
    • Public plaza development program

The Clackamas Regional Center (CRC) is a commercial / industrial / residential area in north Clackamas County, roughly bisected by I-205, with Johnson Creek Boulevard to the north, Lawnfield Road to the south and Clackamas Town Center roughly in the middle.  A significant portion of the area is in the Clackamas Town Center Urban Renewal District.

The CRC has grown dramatically since the urban renewal plan was adopted in 1980. Based on this plan, county urban renewal funds have been leveraged to help provide new, expanded and safer roadways; increase multi-modal travel options; support commercial and retail growth; enhance public safety and medical facilities, and offer multiple housing options. 

For more information, contact Senior Project Planner Dave Queener at 503-742-4322 or davidque@clackamas.us.

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