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Open house set on industrial lands

The Hillsboro Planning Department will host an open house on preparing 330 acres of farm land for industrial development from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Civic Center.

The land was brought into the urban growth boundary for industrial development in 2011. Known as the North Hillsboro Industrial Area, it is south of the Sunset Highway and is bisected by Northwest Meek Road.

A 2012 study by the Value of Jobs Coalition estimated that the land needs around $30 million in infrastructure improvements to be ready for full development.

Necessary improvements include additional and upgraded roads, water lines, sewer pipes and utilities.

The commission will hold a public hearing on the development plans on March 13.




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