Hillside Master Plan for Housing Opportunity

The Hillside Master Plan for Housing Opportunity is a grant-funded project that will envision the future for this 16-acre public housing community. The planning process will engage residents and community members to develop a vision for a vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income community that preserves and rebuilds existing affordable housing at the site, while creating opportunities for expanded housing choice and type.

Goals for the Master Plan include providing:

  • Up to 400 new affordable housing units
  • Community gathering space
  • Enhanced outdoor recreation areas
  • Other amenities that will serve both Hillside residents and neighbors
  • A mixed-use community with potential new retail and office space

Address: 10203 SE D Street Milwaukie, OR 97222 map
Cost: Metro Grant Award: $214,0000
Project cost: Metro Regional Government- 2040 Planning and Development grant
Contractor: Scott Edwards Architecture(Selected Master Planning Firm)

Project Updates/Next Steps

Watch a video about the Hillside Master Plan and Feb. 21 design workshop
Hillside residents, neighbors, and other community members participated in the community design workshop for the master plan February 21. Workshop participants heard a presentation about the planning and design process and worked in groups to create their preferred layout for the Hillside property by placing buildings, parks, parking and other features on a sitemap. Comments and feedback from the workshop addressed:

  • Alternatives for the placement of higher-density housing
  • Placement of parks and a community center
  • Provision of green space throughout the area
  • Connections to the surrounding neighborhood
  • Inclusion of desired services
  • Buffering noise from the railroad tracks
  • Inclusion of sustainability features like green roofs and solar

Next Steps

With input from the design workshop, the project team is creating three alternative design concepts for the Hillside master plan. The team will present the alternatives and take feedback online and at a community open house on May 30. Stakeholder input on the alternatives will help the team continue to refine the master plan.project process and schedule

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Documents and Resources

Previous Meetings

August 2018 Stakeholder Interviews

May 30 Community Open House – 3 Design Concepts
Feb. 21 Community Design Workshop 
Feb. 7 Hillside Park Door to Door Outreach 
Nov. 7 Sustainability Workshop
Oct. 24 Community Visioning Workshops 
Sept. 5 Hillside Resident Listening Session 

Stakeholder Committee

Planning committee that met monthly

A demographic and site analysis have been conducted in order to target the needs of the community and the capacity of the site. 
As part of a comprehensive approach to the development of the Master Plan, a health impact assessment team was formed that meets monthly to discuss and advocate for a process that is mindful of the current and future health conditions of residents.  

Staff Contact
Department Staff
Angel Sully
Housing Development Coordinator