Park Avenue Community Project (Development & Design Standards)

Survey Open Through Feb. 28

If you live, work or travel through the area around the Park Avenue Light Rail Station, please take this brief survey to let us know your thoughts and ideas about the future of the area. Encuesta sobre el Proyecto comunitario de Park Avenue.

Park Avenue mapThe McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team (MAP-IT) and Clackamas County are working with the community to create updated land use development and design standards for commercial areas within ½ mile of the light rail station at Park Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard in Oak Grove, just south of the city of Milwaukie. The purpose of the standards will be to support economic development in commercial areas, and protect and preserve surrounding residential areas. 

The project is intended to provide an inclusive and innovative public engagement process, an assessment of neighborhood livability and economic vitality, and ultimately to revise development and design standards on commercial land around the Park Ave Light Rail station to support a more walkable, transit-oriented environment.

Meetings

Jan. 23, 2019 Presentation and discussion on Park Avenue Community Project Phase 1
Oak Grove Community Council Business Meeting
7-8:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa, 13505 SE River Drive, Oak Grove map

MAP-IT (McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team)

Background

The project has two distinct phases:

Phase I:  Community Engagement (Winter 2018-19)

Community assessment including researching community demographics and organizations, and policies, plans and development conditions.  There will be an assessment of the public’s understanding of the McLoughlin Area Plan (MAP) vision and related policy considerations, and an initial livability assessment, with a review of the potential impact of gentrification.  Phase I will also provide the opportunity to develop an extensive, innovative and inclusive public engagement process for Phase II.

Phase II:  Development & Design Standards (Spring 2019 – Spring 2020)

Technical work and community engagement to present options to code refinements.  An extensive and inclusive public engagement process will be employed to ensure all segments of the residential and business community have the opportunity to participate.  The anticipated outcome is the development of code and map amendments for commercially-zoned areas, recommendations for implementation tools and community development strategies.  Any proposed amendments to the county’s Zoning & Development Ordinance (ZDO) will be brought forward to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners, with final adoption by the Board.  

The project is funded by a Metro 2040 Planning Development Grant of $180,000, with matching in-kind services from Clackamas County of $45,000.  

Get Involved

Do you have questions or comments, or would you like to be part of a committee or work group?  Send your thoughts to lorrainego@clackamas.us, and leave us your name and contact information if you would like us to get back to you.  Thanks!

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Contact Karen Buehrig at karenb@clackamas.us or 503-742-4683.