Wood Village Town Center Master Plan Update
What is happening?
The Wood Village City Council, Planning Commission and Administration are excited to kick-off the planning for the Wood Village Town Center and related transportation planning.
We have started one of our most important planning projects focused on expanding development in the Town Center zone and improving transportation in the city. Over the next year, thanks to a grant from the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) program from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), we will be working with a team of consultants to develop our plans. There will be many opportunities for public engagement and input to ensure we develop a plan that is right for the residents and businesses in our community.
What will the work include?
The consulting team will work with the City to:
- Review market conditions and opportunities for development of the Town Center
- Review existing City code language to focus on opportunities in the Town Center zone
- Potentially accommodate a variety of beneficial uses in the area
- Consider options to meet housing needs in ways that will benefit the current residents and special character of the neighborhood
- Update the City’s Transportation Systems Plan (TSP)
Work Done to Date:
- Technical Memo #1: A review of City Policies and Framework around the Town Center and Transportation System Plan
The City of Wood Village is in the process of revising the Town Center Master Plan (TCMP) and updating the Street Element of its Transportation System Plan (TSP). (The Street Element was called the Roadway Element in the 1999, 2001 and the 2012 TSPs.) The TCMP focuses on the Town Center and will select appropriate transportation solutions and land uses to create a conceptual master plan that includes economically viable residential land uses and employment opportunities. The Street Element of the TSP will establish a long-term vision for streets within the City of Wood Village and will incorporate any needed transportation elements to support the TCMP.These planning efforts are based on the ability to meet the future vision of the community while meeting state, regional, and county policies, targets, and standards. This memorandum summarizes previous planning efforts that are applicable to both the TCMP and the TSP Street Element. Recommendations are provided to guide these planning efforts going forward. This memo should serve as a guide to each of these parallel but separate work efforts.
- Technical Memo #2: Existing and Future Transportation Conditions
In 2012, the City of Wood Village adopted an update to their Transportation System Plan (TSP). The 2012 TSP updated the city’s pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation systems. It did not develop an update to the Street Element because Metro was in the midst of developing the East Metro Connection Plan (EMCP). The EMCP developed a list of transportation investments within the study area that included Wood Village, Fairview, Troutdale, Gresham, Pleasant Valley and a small area of unincorporated Clackamas County called the Springwater District. The investments in the EMCP study area were developed to support economic and community development, and were targeted to enhance north-south connections, downtowns and employment areas, and regional mobility.
This memorandum summarizes existing and future conditions for the Wood Village transportation system as relevant to the TSP Street Element. Since it is based on work from other plans, all the information in this memorandum was prepared as a part of the EMCP, taken from the Wood Village 2012 TSP update or the 1999 Wood Village TSP Roadway Element. The information is organized such that it will be easily transferred into the final version of the TSP Street Element.
- Stakeholder Interview Summaries
The Wood Village Town Center Master Plan (TCMP) and Transportation System Plan (TSP) Update project team held interviews to better understand the issues, needs, opportunities and concerns that stakeholders have with respect to the Wood Village Town Center. The City of Wood Village, ODOT and the consultant team worked together to identify the list of stakeholders. The project team sought to obtain various perspectives including those of City residents, businesses, nearby jurisdictions and members of the real estate and development industries.
As part of this process, team members conducted 18 separate meetings. Some of the meetings were with small groups, so a total of 38 individuals participated in interviews. A key goal of the TCMP project is to recommend land uses that have market feasibility so that development may occur in the near term. Therefore, eight of the interviews (with a total of 11 individuals) were held with members of the real estate and development communities. In addition, a particular effort was made to meet with representatives from neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the Town Center and from the large ethnic and low income communities living in Wood Village. Appendix A contains a list of all stakeholders interviewed.
- Wood Village Town Center Market Analysis Technical Memo #4 The Wood Village Town Center is Wood Village’s largest undeveloped asset and currently the City of Wood Village is in the process of revising its Town Center Master Plan (TCMP) and updating the Street Element of its Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TCMP focuses on the Town Center and will select appropriate transportation solutions and land uses to create a conceptual master plan for a healthy and vibrant Town Center that includes economically viable residential and employment opportunities. The Street Element of the TSP will establish a long-term vision for streets within the City of Wood Village and will incorporate any needed transportation elements to support the TCMP.This market analysis provides an overview of the demographic, employment, and market trends influencing redevelopment of the Town Center, and it evaluates the economic viability of a variety of potential land uses in this area. It is based on analysis of previous planning and policy documents, census data, national research, regional projections and stakeholder interviews, which are summarized in the Wood Village Stakeholder Interview Summary.Key findings are summarized here and explored in further detail in the following pages.
- Demographic changes and market conditions strongly support a range of housing types, especially multifamily, in Wood Village, including apartments, cottage clusters, and townhomes.
- Additional demand for large-scale retail is limited, although remaining pad sites in the Town Center are likely to be built over time.
- Small service retail is also possible as part of a residential community.
- Industrial or office development is unlikely, as there are ample sites nearby such as at Vista Business Park.
- DRAFT Technical Memo #5: Wood Village Town Center Land Use Alternatives and Transportation Concepts TECHNICAL MEMO #5 IS A DRAFT AND WILL NOT BE FINALIZED UNTIL REVIEWED BY THE TECHNICAL & CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEES IN JUNE.
The Wood Village Town Center is Wood Village’s largest undeveloped asset and currently the City of Wood Village is in the process of revising the Town Center Master Plan (TCMP) and updating the Street Element of its Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TCMP focuses on the Town Center and will select appropriate land uses and transportation solutions to create a conceptual master plan that includes economically viable residential land uses and employment opportunities. These planning efforts are based on the ability to achieve the future vision of the community while meeting state, regional, and county policies, targets, and standards.The purpose of this memo is to present a series of land use alternatives for the Wood Village Town Center. These alternatives are economically viable and based on input from the community. They address the needs, opportunities, constraints, and the final goals, objectives, and evaluation criteria developed throughout this process.
- DRAFT Technical Memo #6: Street Element Alternatives and Performance Measures TECHNICAL MEMO #6 IS A DRAFT AND WILL NOT BE FINALIZED UNTIL REVIEWED BY THE TECHNICAL & CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEES IN JUNE.This memorandum provides foundation information regarding projects and performance measures for the City of Wood Village Transportation System Plan (TSP) Street Element. The Wood Village TSP was partially updated in 2012 to comprehensively address pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities. The Street Element was deferred until the East Metro Connections Plan (EMCP), the Arata Road, Halsey, Sandy, and Glisan corridor plans were finished. Now that those planning efforts have concluded, the findings and relevant information of each of these plans will be included in the City’s TSP Street Element. In addition, some new transportation projects have been identified as part of the City of Wood Village Town Center Master Plan (TCMP) efforts. These projects will also be identified in the updated TSP Street Element. Finally, the EMCP and TCMP have a few additions to the pedestrian and bicycle project lists in the 2012 TSP.
Updated outline of Section 235 showing how the Town Center Zone section will be reorganized. Code section 235 with comments identifying amendment areas and general approach to those amendments. This memo also includes information about other sections that will need to be amended.
This document updates the land use vision for the Town Center and identifies transportation improvements that connect the Town Center with transit routes and convenient and safe bicycle and pedestrian access. The goal is to promote economically viable land uses and employment opportunities within the Town Center resulting in a conceptual master plan that guides development of a healthy and vibrant Town Center.
The focus of the 2016 effort was to update the street elements of the plan and coordinate with the Town Center Master Plan (TCMP), which includes street, pedestrian and bicycle elements.
How can I find out more or get involved?
- Stay tuned for future articles in The Village News newsletter
- Attend a community meeting:
- Volunteer to host a small group discussions with your friends, neighbors, church or community group and one of our facilitators
- Technical Advisory Committee and Citizen Advisory Committee Meetings: Monday, October 24th Agenda
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Who can I contact for more information?
Bill Peterson at 503-489-6856 or email@example.com