Tigard makes room for more jobs


Hunziker Groundbreaking   The City of Tigard and its partners held a ground breaking ceremony recently for the Hunziker Industrial Core Access Project. 

   The 40-acre site is expected to be home to office, industrial, and residential properties.
   Trammell Crow originally bought 18 acres from Fred Fields, but the company just sold this piece to a private developer, who anticipates building flex office space, resulting in more jobs than originally expected.
   Originally, the space was expected to be light industrial with 150 jobs, but now it could become work space for up to 300 jobs.
   Officials said the project took a bit of time to come together, but thanks to a $2.1 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant, a $1.7 million grant from Metro, and a $1.5 million grant from the Oregon Legislature, the city was able to get the infrastructure developed that it  needed to make this project a reality.
   Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici said, "I have been proud to partner with the City of Tigard in seeking and securing federal funds to develop the Hunziker Industrial Core and create good local jobs. From the groundbreaking onward, this federal investment will help Tigard continue to grow and prosper."
   To read more, see Tigard's website or Ray Pitz's article in Pamplin Media.