Westside ground breaking x 3 = bright future


PR Center for the Arts 2   The Westside celebrated three significant ground breaking ceremonies in November.
   In Beaverton, the land was blessed, choirs sang, a poet read, and words were said, as the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts broke ground.
   The site will eventually be home to a 550 seat theater with space for exhibits, meetings, and rehearsals.
   In North Hillsboro, officials broke ground on the future Washington County 911 dispatch center, which will bring technology upgrades and a facility that can withstand a major earthquake.
   "This new facility is a critical component of our overarching emergency telecommunications system. It has been very carefully designed to maintain continuity of operations in the midst of almost any threat, allowing first-responders to react quickly when the community needs us most," said Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency Executive Director Kelly Dutra. 
   The $26 million project is expected to be completed by spring of 2021.
   Near Sunset High School, the Community Partners for Affordable Housing broke ground on the Cedar Grove Apartments.
   The 44 units of affordable housing are expected to be ready for lease a year from now.