Public invited to comment on Monroe Neighborhood Street Design Plan at public hearings Oct. 10 and Nov. 30

From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274

Media and Interested Parties

Over the past year Clackamas County staff worked with the community to design improvements to Monroe Street, Thompson Road and connecting streets to increase safety and accessibility for all travelers — drivers, walkers and bicyclists. The project included development of a Safe Routes to Schools plan for Whitcomb Elementary School.

The public is welcome to attend either or both of two public hearings this fall to listen or testify on the draft design plan:

  • Planning Commission public hearing - 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10; Development Services Building Auditorium, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
  • Board of County Commissioners public hearing - 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30; Public Services Building 4th floor hearing room, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City

The draft design plan and additional project information are available online

People who would like to testify but are not able to attend either hearing are invited to submit comments in advance to: Scott Hoelscher by email or via mail to the Planning and Zoning Division, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Monroe Street is a key east-west route across Milwaukie and northwest Clackamas County, an important link between downtown Milwaukie and Clackamas Town Center, and a valuable connection between the MAX Orange line and MAX Green line. The draft final design is based on input from the public at two open houses, and from the project public and technical advisory committees.

More information about the project is available on the project website or by contacting Hoelscher at 503-742-4524.