Clackamas Industrial Area

The Situation

The Clackamas Industrial Area is one of three county urban renewal districts in Clackamas County. This industrial area is a regional distribution, warehousing and wholesale trade center. The district was created in 1984 to support development of the area as a vital employment center, and attractive commercial and residential service center. Working with the public and business community, the Development Agency created plans for the district to reduce traffic congestion, control flooding, improve drainage, promote economic development and create new jobs for local residents.

The Response

  • 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. 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 Phase 2.

The Results

  • Sunrise Corridor
  • Highway 212
  • Jennifer Extension/SE 135th Avenue
  • 135th Avenue
  • Evelyn Street Overpass at 82nd Drive
  • 102nd Improvements and Lawnfield/Mather Connection
  • Improved Fire Protection
  • Clackamas Sand and Gravel Site
  • Regional Flood Control and Recreation Facility
  • Deer Creek Park Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA)
  • The Clackamas River North Bank Plan

Just the Facts

Established: 1984

Size: 1187 acres

2006 Assessed: $649 million