Park Avenue Community Project (Development & Design Standards)

Park Avenue mapThe McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team (MAP-IT) and Clackamas County are working with the community to create updated land use development and design standards for commercial areas within ½ mile of the light rail station at Park Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard in Oak Grove, just south of the city of Milwaukie. The purpose of the standards will be to support economic development in commercial areas, and protect and preserve surrounding residential areas.

The project is intended to provide an inclusive and innovative public engagement process, an assessment of neighborhood livability and economic vitality, and ultimately to revise development and design standards on commercial land around the Park Ave Light Rail station to support a more walkable, transit-oriented environment.

Park Ave Community Advisory Committee (PACAC)

The Park Ave Community Advisory Committee will work with consultants and the MAP Implementation Team, with the support of staff from Clackamas County and Metro, to lead an extensive and inclusive community-led public engagement process to refine community values, and create new development and design standards to support a walkable, transit-oriented area along and near McLoughlin Boulevard in unincorporated Clackamas County within one-half mile of the Park Avenue Light Rail Station. The committee will be made up of 18 project area residents, workers, property owners and business owners as well as people representing seniors, youth, schools and other diverse interests. While the majority of PACAC members have been selected, there are still openings for people who live in a multi-family complex or a manufactured home park, or who own a business, or who can represent the diverse racial and ethnic communities that attend Oak Grove Elementary School. If you qualify for one of those openings and are interested in applying to serve on the PACAC, or know someone who might be interested, please contact Karen Buehrig at or 503-742-4683, or complete the application form.


Aug. 29, 2019 Park Avenue Community Advisory Committee,
Rose Villa Vista Room,
13505 SE River Drive, Oak Grove;
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

agenda PACAC Membership PACAC Protocols (draft) PACAC Charter (draft) List of PACAC Members Planning Commission Presentation Phase II Request for Proposals Phase I, Memo 1 Phase I, Memo 2 Phase I, Memo 3 McLoughlin Corridor Studies Overview

June 11, 2019 Board of Commissioners Policy Session: Park Ave Community Project: Phase 1 Overview and Recommendations for Phase 2
Public Services Building 4th Floor Hearing Room,
2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City map
2:30 p.m.


May 22, 2019 Board Planning Session
Public Services Building 4th Floor Hearing Room,
2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City map
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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April 9, 2019 Park Avenue Community Project Phase 1 Community Meeting: Key Themes and Proposed Recommendations for Phase 2
Oak Grove Community Council Business Meeting
6-8 p.m.
Elks Lodge, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd. (corner of McLoughlin and Park) map
6 p.m. Welcome
6:15 p.m. Presentation from Elks
6:30 p.m. Presentation: Park Avenue Community Project, Phase 1
*Presentation/discussion/response: Key Themes from Community/Business Outreach
Open house: Proposed Recommendations for Phase 2
*To participate in the quick-response survey, please download the Kahoot! application to your cell phone
8 p.m. Closing

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Jan. 23, 2019 Presentation and discussion on Park Avenue Community Project Phase 1
Oak Grove Community Council Business Meeting
7-8:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa, 13505 SE River Drive, Oak Grove map


The project has two distinct phases:

Phase I: Community Engagement (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

Community assessment including researching community demographics and organizations, and policies, plans and development conditions. There will be an assessment of the public’s understanding of the McLoughlin Area Plan (MAP) vision and related policy considerations, and an initial livability assessment, with a review of the potential impact of gentrification. Phase I will also provide the opportunity to develop an extensive, innovative and inclusive public engagement process for Phase II.

Phase II: Development & Design Standards (Spring 2019 – Summer 2020)

Technical work and community engagement to present options to code refinements and develop anti-displacement strategies. An extensive and inclusive public engagement process will be employed to ensure all segments of the residential and business community have the opportunity to participate. The anticipated outcome is the development of code and map amendments for commercially-zoned areas, recommendations for implementation tools and community development, and anti-displacement strategies. Any proposed amendments to the county’s Zoning & Development Ordinance (ZDO) will be brought forward to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners, with final adoption by the Board.

The project is funded by a Metro 2040 Planning Development Grant of $180,000, with matching in-kind services from Clackamas County of $45,000.

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Staff Contact
Department Staff
Karen Buehrig
Transportation Planning Supervisor


150 Beavercreek Road Room #225 Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.