Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TriMet Announces Route Change for Line 78

Starting Sunday, April 20, permanent route change starts for Line 78-Beaverton/Lake Oswego

For trips to Beaverton Transit Center, Line 78-Beaverton/Lake Oswego will move from SW Hampton to SW Beveland between SW 68th and SW 72nd.

Due to new retail construction, the intersection at SW 72nd and Hampton has been changed, preventing buses from turning left from SW Hampton onto SW 72nd. Buses traveling to Beaverton Transit Center will permanently move to SW Beveland. For trips to Lake Oswego Transit Center, buses will remain on SW Hampton.

The stop on SW Hampton at 69th (Stop ID 2493) will close and a new stop will be installed on SW Beveland, near 69th (new Stop ID to come soon). Some on-street parking on SW Beveland at 68th and 69th will need to be removed to allow buses to turn safely onto SW Beveland and to accommodate the new bus stop.

With this route change, SW Beveland residents and businesses will see buses traveling on their street every day, about once every thirty minutes between 6 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

For questions please contact Clay Thompson, TriMet Outreach Services at 503-962-6438 or email at thompsoc@trimet.org.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Jobs Available at new Whole Foods Market Greenway store.

Jobs Available at new Whole Foods Market Greenway store.

Whole Foods Market is looking for people to join the team at their new Greenway store in Tigard! There are multiple positions available in all departments. 

Whole Foods Market team members perform all functions related to answering customers' questions and assisting customers in finding product(s). Team members also provide excellent customer service and a positive atmosphere at all times.


Road improvement work @ 72nd Ave and Hampton St. intersection

Around  April 7, road improvement work will begin at 72nd & Hampton. It's expected to last for three weeks and will be performed primarily at night. 

Improvements include: 
  • Installing a new concrete separator on Hampton – This roadway improvement element will change the current traffic pattern on Hampton for westbound traffic.  There will be no left turn allowed in consideration of the new separator on Hampton.
  • Installing a new concrete separator on 72nd Ave – This roadway improvement element will change the current traffic pattern on 72nd Ave for southbound traffic.  There will be no left turn allowed onto Hampton in consideration of the new separator.
  • New Signalization at 72nd and Hampton – The existing signal at this intersection will be removed.  For commuters that currently turn onto Hampton from 72nd or turn north onto 72nd from Hampton, they will be required to used Beveland to access those respective locations.  This would includes Trimet’s bus route change from Hampton to Beveland St. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Southwest Corridor Project: Opportunities this week for public involvement!

Join us this Wednesday at Tigard Town Hall!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the first of our Corridor Design Workshops last Wednesday, March 12 in the Wilson High School Cafeteria. Many folks who attended voiced that they enjoyed engaging directly with project experts and designers!

If you missed the workshop on March 12, there are still two more opportunities to learn more and provide valuable feedback about the design of corridor segments that interest you most.

Corridor Design Workshop
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tigard Town Hall
13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard OR 97223
Presentation will start promptly at 6:30 p.m., and small-group activities at 7:00 p.m.

Corridor Design Workshop
Thursday, March 20, 2014
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tualatin Police Dept.
8650 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062
Presentation will start promptly at 6:00 p.m., and small-group activities at 6:30 p.m.

Corridor Design Workshops are being held in three main locations in the Southwest Corridor: Southwest Portland, Tigard, and Tualatin. The public is invited to attend and learn about the High Capacity Transit (HCT) design options under consideration and to provide feedback to help determine the most promising design options as well as those that could be removed early from consideration based on design considerations and earlier public input. Participants will also have the opportunity for a general update on the Southwest Corridor Plan process, which is currently in a refinement phase.

Tigard Walks: A chance for Tesidents to share their ideas and experiences about walking in their neighborhoods.

StepUP Studio* will host an interactive Community Conversation on Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30p.m. at Fowler Middle School (10865 SW Walnut Street), open to all residents of Tigard.  Participants will help to identify common barriers to pedestrian safety and comfort in their neighborhoods, and explore solutions.

Regular walking is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and walkability is an important indicator of a healthy community. But many of Tigard’s neighborhoods lack certain conditions that make walking a safe and enjoyable alternative, such as incomplete sidewalks, dead-end streets without pedestrian paths, or a lack of nearby destinations. Tigard Walks (www.tigardwalks.com) is a new effort launched by StepUP Studio to identify specific barriers and challenges that Tigard residents face when walking to work, school, social gatherings, and other neighborhood destinations.

4/1 (Tue) 6:30-8:30pm
Community Conversation - Kick Off 
Fowler Middle School 10865 SW Walnut Street
Come share your experiences and ideas about walking in your neighborhood.

4/14 (Mon) 3:30-5:30pm
Tigard Walking Tour
Fowler Middle School 10865 SW Walnut Street
Join us for a walking tour of the pleasantries and barriers of walking around Fowler Middle School.

4/16 (Wed) 11am-1pm
Tigard Walking Tour
Tigard Senior Center 8815 SW Omara Street
We’re tagging along with a walking group at the Tigard Senior Center.

4/19 (Sat) 10am-12pm
Tigard Walking Tour
Mary Woodward Elementary 12325 SW Katherine Street
Join us for a a walk and discussion around Woodward Elementary and Summerlake Park

5/11 (Sun) 9am-2pm
Community Conversation 
Tigard Farmers' Market 8777 SW Burnham Street 
Come share your experiences and ideas about walking in your neighborhood.

5/13 (Tues) 6:30-8:30pm
Community Conversation - Wrap Up
Fowler Middle School 10865 SW Walnut Street

Take the Survey: www.tigardwalks.com/survey it's short and we really need more responses!
Join the Conversation: www.facebook.com/tigardwalks
Use the Map: www.tigardwalks.com/map
Walking Tours: April 14th, 16th, and 19th
Contact Us: tigardwalks@gmail.com

*About StepUP Studio
StepUP Studio is a team of urban planning graduate students at Portland State University, engaged in a workshop project to help make walking in Tigard’s neighborhoods safer and more enjoyable.

Tigard Walks is an effort launched by StepUP Studio to identify specific barriers and challenges that Tigard residents of all ages face when walking in their neighborhoods.
Visit www.tigardwalks.com to learn more about StepUP Studio and the Tigard Walks project.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Free Woodchips for Gardeners

Looking for free woodchips from arborists? One of your neighbors said he's working with local arborists to "recycle" woodchips by providing them for free to gardeners or path-makers in the city.

Check out Chip Drop at www.chipdrop.in. He's listed the rules for using the service and says, "overall it's pretty easy."  Feel free to share the info with others in the neighborhood.
if you have questions, contact Bryan Kappa at Chip Drop or by phone at 503.621.6830.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Name This Neighborhood!

"Area 5".

Blah - It says nothing about the great neighborhood you call home. But according to an article in the Atlantic Cities Magazine, "Why does it matter so much that residents feel a sense of neighborhood identity? A growing body of research that’s been gaining momentum over the last decade suggests that strong feelings of connectedness to place on a smaller scale has a strong relationship to how secure individuals feel about their place in the world."

So what would you call your corner of the city?  If you told someone (for instance) "I live near Fanno's Wharf" - you get the idea that its alongside Fanno Creek and its related to businesses/manufacturing/shipping.

Area 5 (that's you) is framed by Interstate 5 on the eastern border, 99W/Pacific Hwy. on the northern border, Hall Blvd. on the east and 72nd Ave to the southwest.  Hwy. 217 bisects the area into a triangle in the north and a parallelogram (look it up!) to the south.

What are your suggestions?  How about these to start the conversation rolling.....

Triangle View
Dog Park District (Potso is firmly within your neighborhood)
NoSept (North of Area 7)
SouthPac (South of Pacific Hwy.)

Send in your thoughts!