Joint meeting talks UGB expansion proposals


Speakers for joint meeting   WEA's Land Use & Housing and Transportation committees met this week to hear from five cities regarding expansion of the urban growth boundary (UGB).  
   Metro's Ted Reid was also at the meeting and shared how the process has changed over the years.  
   Reid said Metro has looked for a more practical approach to expansions and referred to some lessons learned from past expansions such as Damascus.  
   He said now with the urban reserves, the cities are involved and provide a concept plan to show how the proposed expansion land would be utilized.
   The joint meeting featured presentations from Wilsonville's Miranda Bateschell on 280 acres in the Frog Pond area; Sherwood's Julia Hajduk regarding 626 acres in Sherwood West; King City's Michael Weston on 528 acres; Beaverton's Brian Martin about 1,200 acres on Cooper Mountain; and Hillsboro's Laura Weigel regarding Witch Hazel South.
   Sherwood recently pulled its proposal for consideration, but Hajduk explained the school district is not ready to service the population growth that would come with a UGB expansion.
  To see the presentation slides, click on one of the following links: BeavertonHillsboroKing CitySherwood, and Wilsonville.