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First housing in South Cooper OK'd

Work can begin on first of 721 homes and apartments

Work can soon begin on a 721-home development in the South Cooper Mountain area, marking the first houses coming into Beaverton’s newest neighborhood.

Just in time for the construction season, West Hills Development (Arbor Homes), developer of South Cooper Mountain Heights, cleared the final hurdle with the Beaverton City Council on Tuesday.

The subdivision covers the acreage on the northeast corner of Southwest Scholls Ferry Road and 175th Avenue.

The project is the largest single housing subdivision approved in Beaverton in more than a decade, following several years of depressed construction brought on by the Great Recession.

It will be a busy construction year in the area. Work already has begun on both the Beaverton School District’s next high school west of 175th as well as on Tigard’s River Terrace south of Scholls Ferry. Additional housing and commercial development is coming to traditionally agricultural land west and north of the high school.

South Cooper Mountain Heights will include a large single-family development on the interior of the property, high-density housing close to the intersection, and medium-density housing along 175th north of the intersection.