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!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Follow that project!

The Tigard Triangle Strategic Plan is an effort by the city to transform the Triangle into an area with a mix of uses that could include housing, employment and shopping paired with safe and convenient places to walk and bike, as well as an area that offers improved transit and public outdoor spaces.

River Terrace - community planning for Tigard's western boundary

The River Terrace Community Plan is an effort by the city to put into place the appropriate zoning and regulations, natural resource protections, infrastructure plans and a financing strategy to allow the successful development of 500 acres on the city’s western border from rural to urban use. The community plan builds upon the West Bull Mtn. Concept Plan completed by Washington County.  Learn more about the area at http://riverterracetigard.com/.
The city is hosting its 3rd River Terrace community meeting on December 13, beginning with a brief presentation at 5:45 p.m. followed by a drop-in open house from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Tigard Public Library Community Room. Stop by to see what the city has completed, what’s underway and plans for future development.
At this point, the River Terrace Community Plan project is about midway through the planning process for housing, parks, utilities, and more. There will be opportunities for participants to ask questions or to share thoughts and concerns.

Show and Tell your Collection

Did you know that the library welcomes displays from the public? They have
several display cases seeking eye-catching, educational exhibits for January through

If you have a collection or artwork you’d like to show off, visit the library’s website http://www.tigard-or.gov and click on the About Your Library menu, then go to Inside the Library and click on Artwork. The info is on right hand side.

Or, email Ann-Marie at Annmarie@tigard-or.gov or call 503-684-6537.


You're invited to review public art concepts!

Join the City Center Advisory Committee's Public Art Subcommittee in reviewing gateway public art concepts by artist Brian Borrello.
When:    Thursday, December 12, 6:30 -8 p.m.
Where:  Tigard Public Works Auditorium (8777 SW Burnham)

Questions?  Contact Sean Farrelly, Tigard's  Redevelopment Project Manager at 503-718-2420 or Sean@tigard-or.gov.
Public Sculptures
Sample of Mr. Borrello's Public Artwork