Wednesday, July 8, 2015

More about the Hunziker Industrial Core


Tigard just received a strong boost its economic development efforts with support from the State Legislature and Rep. Margaret Dougherty. We were notified late Monday that our request to the State of Oregon for $1.5 million in infrastructure funding was added to the state’s capital project bonding authority list.

This is the first time the City of Tigard has sought state support for an economic development project. This year, lawmakers sifted through $400 million in funding requests, and ended up funding just $180 million in capital projects.  The $1.5 million of state funding committed to Tigard will help cover part of the cost of $5.5 million in new infrastructure in the Hunziker Industrial Corridor. This is an underdeveloped part of the city’s employment lands currently home to about 90 firms on 138 acres of industrial property.

Through our economic development program, the City of Tigard is investing in infrastructure to support private sector investment, business growth and job creation. Details provided in the attached press release. Please give me a call if you have any questions.

 Lloyd Purdy, Economic Development Manager, 503.718.2442

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Free TVCB Concert in Cook Park on July 26


Steve Heuser, Tualatin Valley Community Band Music Director since 1993, is retiring to central Oregon and you’re invited to his farewell concert!

Join the Tualatin Valley Community Band for a free summer concert honoring Mr. Heuser in the Bishop-Scheckla pavilion at Cook Park on Sunday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

Bring your friends and family for this magical night under the trees.

For more information about the band, log onto www.tvcb.org.

Community Preparedness Fair at Cook Park on July 17

The Fifth Annual City of Tigard Community Preparedness Fair will be held Friday, July 17 from
6 to 9 p.m. The event will take place in Cook Park, at the end of 92nd Avenue just off Durham Road near Tigard High School.

The fair offers music, food, activities and information to help families prepare for emergencies at home and at work. Participants learn how to create a disaster plan, build an emergency preparedness kit and get involved in their community’s emergency preparedness activities.

The fair is free and open to the public!  Hope to see you there :)

Questions? Contact Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Lueck at 503-718-2593 or mikel@tigard-or.gov

Fantastic News for the Tigard Triangle!!

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2015

Contact:
Peter Sarasohn
503-986-1435
Rep.margaretdoherty@state.or.us

Oregon Legislature Passes Important Infrastructure projects

Tigard to receive 1.5 million in funding for the Hunziker Industrial Core

SALEM - Today the Oregon Legislature passed an important bill to fund numerous infrastructure improvements. Included in these was bonding to support the Hunziker Industrial Core project in Tigard. This project will improve access to 138 acres of underdeveloped land in Tigard, generating over $36 million in private investment. It will create between 115-320 new jobs.  "Jobs have always been one of my top priorities," said Rep. Doherty, "The Hunziker project will bring good jobs to Tigard."
 

Other important infrastructure developments include:

  • $90 million in transportation safety improvements across the state, including:
    • $3.9 million in improvements to Cornelius Pass Road
    • $5 million in safety improvement projects on State Highway 47 at Verboort and Purdin Roads
  • More than $300 million for construction projects at Oregon universities and community colleges
  • $300 million to make seismic upgrades and other improvements to Oregon schools
  • $198 million for cancer research at Oregon Health and Sciences University, bringing the total raised for the Knight Cancer Challenge to $1 billion
  • $30 million to seismically upgrade emergency services buildings across the state

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Community Preparedness Fair is coming!


Tigard's Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Lueck invites you to the city's Fifth Annual Community Preparedness Fair on Friday, July 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will take place in Cook Park, at the end of 92nd Avenue just off Durham Road near Tigard High School.
The fair offers music, food, activities and information to help families prepare for emergencies at home and at work. Participants learn how to create a disaster plan, build an emergency preparedness kit and get involved in their community’s emergency preparedness activities.
The fair is free and open to the public. If you have questions, contact Mike at 503-718-2593 or mikel@tigard-or.gov

Transportation Construction Update

Transportation Project Update – July 1, 2015

Bonita Road (Fanno Creek to I - 5)
A new water main (connecting to Lake Oswego) is being constructed under Bonita Road.  Construction crews are working in the Bonita Rd / 72nd Ave intersection at night this week.  Watch for flaggers.  Alternate routes advised.  Bonita Road is closed eastbound at nights (7pm to 5am) from 79th to 72nd.  Expect traffic delays at peak hours.

North Dakota Street Bridge over Fanno Creek
Due to extensive deterioration of interior parts of its timber support structure, the North Dakota Street Bridge over Fanno Creek is closed to vehicular traffic but open for walking and cycling.  Design and contract issues are being worked out, and materials are being procured.  The contractor is scheduled to start the week of July 6th, with the bridge reopening planned in August.  City crews are currently adding a shoulder walkway that will lead to the new walkway on the bridge.

Hwy 99W / Gaarde Street / McDonald Street
Work This Week:
            Pour sidewalk along west side of Hwy 99W and along Gaarde St
            Pave base layers of newly widened areas along west side of Hwy 99W and along Gaarde St
            Pour driveways along west side of Hwy 99W and Gaarde St

Work Next Week:
            Monday night – shift traffic to sides of Hwy 99W so crews can work in median
            Continue paving base layers along west side of Hwy 99W and north side of Gaarde St
            Install irrigation and topsoil west of Hwy 99W
 
Sidewalks along the west side of Hwy 99W and Gaarde St are planned to reopen Monday July 6th.

Summer 2015 Pavement Overlays
Curb ramp work is in progress; Paving in July and August.  Tentative schedule is:

Street
From
To
Curb Ramps
Paving
Walnut St
Hwy 99W
Tiedeman Ave
Complete
July 6 – 10
Grant Ave
Walnut St
McKenzie St
Complete
July 6 – 10
Nimbus Ave
Scholls Ferry Rd
End of Street
None
July 10 - 11
92nd Ave
Durham Rd
Waverly Dr
July 6 - 15
July 16 - 22
Springwood Dr
Scholls Ferry Rd
121st Ave
June 22 – July 2
July 20 - 24
North Dakota St
121st Ave
Springwood Dr
June 25 – July 10
August 3 – 7
North Dakota St
Gallo Ave
115th Ave
June 25 – July 10
August 3 – 7

 Note: We have intentionally scheduled paving on North Dakota Street in August with the goal of having the North Dakota St bridge back open before paving disrupts traffic on the other end of North Dakota St.  Paving may be postponed if necessary.
Pavement Crack Sealing
Work is scheduled to resume July 20 to seal cracks in the pavement of about 15 miles of city streets.

Scholls Ferry Road (Cascade Ave to Hwy 217)
An ODOT safety project is improving sidewalks, signals, and lighting.  This includes left turn arrows for traffic turning from Cascade onto Scholls Ferry, which should be activated in late July.
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/Pages/SchollsCascade.aspx

Ash Avenue and Frewing Street
A private developer is making improvements to the south side of Frewing and west side of Ash in conjunction with a new subdivision.  Work will include sidewalks and moving utility poles.

Oak Street and Ventura Drive
A private developer is building a new subdivision on the site of the former Tigard Armory.  Work includes curb and sidewalk along Oak Street.  Work also includes a storm drainage connection to and detention swale along Ventura Dr and pathway connection from the subdivision to Ventura Dr.

Walnut Street (Tiedeman to 116th and intersection with 135th)
The city is currently reviewing 90% plans working towards finalizing design of this project for bidding in the fall.  Construction is planned to start this winter and continue through 2016.  The project will include relocating existing overhead utilities underground.  A letter is going out this week inviting affected homeowners to an open house July 8th to discuss the utility undergrounding.

Walnut Street (Between Grant Ave and Watkins/Brookside)
A private developer is working at night to make utility connections under Walnut Street before paving begins July 6th.
 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer Paving Time in Tigard

The city’s Pavement Overlay project begins this week and includes work on the following streets:

Street
From
To
Walnut St
Hwy 99W
Tiedeman Ave
Grant St
Walnut St
McKenzie St
North Dakota St
121st Ave
Springwood Dr
North Dakota St
Gallo Ave
115th Ave
Springwood Dr
Scholls Ferry Rd
121st Ave
Nimbus Ave
Scholls Ferry Rd
End of Street
92nd Ave
Durham Rd
Waverley Dr

If an issue arises and you need to reach the project team, please try to reach us in this order 
1. Mike McCarthy   503-718-2462
2. Ray Woolf            503-718-2458
3. Project Hotline    503-718-2760

Crack Seal project work begins this week too. It involves sealing cracks in the pavement on about 15 miles of streets:

If an issue arises and you need to reach the project team, please try to reach us in this order 
1. Mike McCarthy   503-718-2462
2. Ray Woolf            503-718-2458
3. Project Hotline   503-718-2760