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From: Tracy Moreland, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-655-8520

12-03-15

Clackamas County

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Metro grant will help fund North Milwaukie Industrial Area Plan

Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette presented Clackamas County Commissioners and representatives from the City of Milwaukie with a check for $250,000 to help fund the North Milwaukie Industrial Area Plan Thursday.

The goal of the North Milwaukie Industrial Area Plan is to produce creative development strategies for the North Milwaukie Industrial Area in order to enhance economic opportunities and spur job creation and investment.

In 2013, Milwaukie adopted the Tacoma Station Area (TSA) Plan which added flexibility to the list of uses allowed in the industrial zone near the new Tacoma light rail station. The North Milwaukie Industrial Area Plan project will build on the TSA Plan to include west of McLoughlin Blvd. and will go beyond addressing land use – to include economic challenges that might exist in planning for an urban area that could include industrial, commercial and residential development.

The project team includes staff members from Clackamas County and the City of Milwaukie, and is scheduled to begin in January.

The grant, announced in September, is one of 16 grants totaling approximately $4.7 million for the fourth cycle of Metro’s Community Planning and Development Grant program.

Metro established the Community Planning and Development Grant program in 2006 to help local communities plan for development and collaborate with regional partners. Funded by a regional construction excise tax, these grants are critical planning resources that help communities revitalize existing neighborhoods and plan for the development of new urban areas. Local governments (cities and counties) can apply, either solely or in partnership with other government entities, non-profit organizations or businesses.

For more information, contact Clackamas County Business & Economic Development Manager Catherine Grubowski-Johnson at 503-742-4303.

www.clackamas.us/business/

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