Rhododendron Main Street Redevelopment Plan

Survey

Thank you to the many people who gave us feedback on the three potential alternatives and two alternative frontage improvements for developing the four-acre project site on the southwest side of Highway 26 near the Swinging Bridge.  With your help, we now have a draft preferred alternative. See below to view the draft alternative and to take a brief survey to let us know if you have additional suggestions or comments.

Project description: The Rhododendron Main Street redevelopment plan is an opportunity to address housing and multi-modal transportation connection needs along Hwy 26 in Rhododendron. The project offers an opportunity for Clackamas County, residents and businesses to plan for redevelopment in a way that reduces demand on the transportation system while accommodating desired housing near jobs. The project area is almost 4 acres centered on two privately held properties on the southwest side of Hwy 26.  Publicly owned lands next to the project are include the Rhododendron Swinging Bridge and Rhododendron Community Landscape at the Barlow Trail Oregon Historic Marker.

Main Street map

The county is partnering with Mt. Hood Holdings, Rhododendron Community Planning Organization, and the Transportation and Growth Management Program.

Updated: May 28, 2020

Survey results:

Potential alternative:

After almost a year of research, including a market analysis, talking with the community and analyzing options based on current zoning, we’re down to three potential alternatives and two alternative frontage improvements for developing the four-acre project site on the southwest side of Highway 26 near the Swinging Bridge.  All three alternatives include an improved transit stop, a new public plaza on publicly-owned land north of the site and the potential for a soft surface trail along the Zigzag River. 

Current activities:

Schedule:

  • Winter 2020: Background research
  • Spring - Summer 2020: Site feasibility analysis and concept plan development
  • Fall 2020: Final plan development

Contact: Scott Hoelscher, Senior Planner – Multimodal Transportation, scotthoe@clackamas.us 503-742-4533

Consultant: MIG, Inc.

Funding:

  • Project estimate is $68,350.00
  • Funding is provided from a Transportation and Growth Management Grant - Quick Response Program from ODOT and Oregon Department of Land Conversation and Development.
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