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URBAN RENEWAL —
The Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency board, made up of the city council, is scheduled to meet next week to discuss the proposed design of a new development on what is known as the Wizer block, between First and Second streets, Evergreen Road and A Avenue downtown.

The LORA board already approved a development agreement committing up to about $6 million in urban renewal money for the estimated $92.6 million project.

If all goes according to plan, the city will see new retail and residential development there in three separate four- to five-story buildings, which will house 215 to 228 high-end apartments. The development will include up to 28,000 square feet of retail space along A Avenue and First Street, a public walkway running through the block between First and Second streets and parking areas tucked underneath.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

WATER PARTNERSHIP —
The Army Corps of Engineers has granted an extension to the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership for its in-water work on a new river intake pump station in Gladstone.

The water partnership now has until Oct. 15 to finish up its work in the Clackamas River. The pump station is part of a massive effort to upgrade and expand Lake Oswego’s drinking water infrastructure so the city can share its supply with Tigard.

TRAFFIC SIGNALS —
The Oregon Department of Transportation is installing some new flashing yellow arrows throughout Lake Oswego. The new lights are already working on Kruse Way, Bangy Road and Boones Ferry Road by Pilkington Road, according to the city. Three more are expected to come on line along Highway 43 over the next few weeks.

OAK TERRACE CONTRACT —
The city is preparing to hire a contractor this fall to install a rock fall catchment and abatement system near the end of Oak Terrace, where the road is bordered by a sheer cliff.

BOONES FERRY ROAD -
The city last week closed a section of Boones Ferry Road from Jean Way to 63rd Avenue for reconstruction of a railroad crossing.

The closure will remain in effect through 6 a.m. Aug. 20. During that time, drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. About 18,000 vehicles use that stretch of road each day, according to the city.

The primary detour route will take drivers on Kruse Way to Interstate 5 and vice versa. A secondary detour will reroute traffic around the closure via Jean Way, Pilkington Road, Lakeview Boulevard and McEwan Road.

PHOTO CONTEST -
The city is seeking entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers can now submit their favorite pictures in the fifth annual event. Winners receive gift cards along with recognition. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 4. For more information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/photo-contest.

COUNTY MEETING -
Clackamas County commissioners plan to host a town hall meeting at Lake Oswego City Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Residents can attend to learn about current issues and ask questions. City hall is located at 380 A Ave.

GO BY FOOT, BIKE, BUS OR BOAT -
The city’s 100 Mile Challenge remains underway. The challenge offers information, tools and incentives to encourage people to leave their cars at home and instead walk, cycle, take the bus or use other forms of car-free transportation. For details, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability/100-milechallenge.



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