County to hold community forum for west Bull Mountain
The Washington County Planning Division is sponsoring a community forum to share information and take public comments concerning planning efforts for the urbanization of west Bull Mountain on April 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Scholls Heights Elementary School, 16400 S.W. Loon Drive, Beaverton. The main presentation will be at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The county has recently begun the process to develop a community plan for the approximately 500-acre west Bull Mountain area ('Area 63 and 64' added to the urban growth boundary in 2002) located south of Scholls Ferry Road, generally between Roy Rogers Road and 150th Avenue. The new community plan will set the vision and framework for new development in this area and will include zoning and strategies for housing and transportation, parks, open space and infrastructure financing.
In addition, due to the uniqueness of the configuration of the area, the first phase of the planning process will include about 212 acres of rural lands located between Roy Rogers and Beef Bend roads and Area 63. Inclusion of the rural area in the planning process does not guarantee that the area will be added to the urban growth boundary by Metro in the future.
The community forum will allow those interested in the future of west Bull Mountain to learn more about the project background and planning process, review information about the area's environment, communicate concerns and vision for west Bull Mountain and provide input about principles, goals and working assumptions that will guide the development of the community plan.
Those who cannot attend the forum can review materials and complete a comment form on the Web site www.co.washington.or.us/westbullmt between April 8 and 18.