Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fantastic News for the Tigard Triangle!!

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2015

Peter Sarasohn

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

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