North Clackamas Revitalization Area

The Commercial and Retail Center of Clackamas County

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:

  • Encourage private investment in housing, commercial and office uses
  • Complement and support improvements installed by the Clackamas Town Center mall
  • Support the 82nd Avenue and Sunnyside Road business district
  • Provide public access to and recreational use of open space
  • Eliminate blighting influences
  • Provide safe and efficient traffic circulation
  • Install and improve public facilities to provide short-term and long-range mobility and safety
  • Rehabilitate and conserve properties
  • Develop economically sound facilities

Urban Renewal funds helped pay for:

  • Two neighborhood fire stations, one at Causey and Bob Schumacher Road and one at Causey and Fuller Road
  • New office buildings, new hotels and retail along the Sunnybrook Corridor
  • Road improvements to Monterey; Monterey Overpass and I-205 frontage road
  • Flood control and storm drainage for residents and businesses
  • East extension of Sunnybrook Boulevard to relieve traffic and improve road connections
  • Bike and pedestrian improvements

Just the Facts

Established: 1980
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
Project Plan
Project Report