Please read the information about the Sherwood Town Center Plan from the two links below and take a brief survey about the plan. The survey is 33 questions. Please answer some or all of the questions that you feel strongly about.
The Planning Commission acting as the Steering Committee for the project will be reviewing the Draft Plan on May 28, 2013 at 7 pm also at City Hall. (The previous meeting scheduled for May 14th was postponed.) The project team will be presenting the plan to the Planning Commission and there will be plenty of time to ask questions and to provide input and hear from others on the plan before it goes to the adoption hearing in June. We will also be updating the Planning Commission on the SW Corridor Project at that time.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to comment on the plan, feel free to give me a call or email to discuss.
Thanks for your interest in this project and hope to see you at one of these meetings.
If you have any questions, or would like to give feedback, feel free to give us a call to discuss.
22560 SW Pine Street
Sherwood OR 97140
Questions or comments please contact:
Michelle Miller, AICP, Project Liaison
The City of Sherwood has received a Transportation Growth Management Grant (TGM) from the Oregon Department of Transportation in order to develop a Town Center Plan for the city. A “Town Center” is a designation of a place that Metro, the regional government, categorizes as the center of activity for a community. To give you some background, “town centers provide localized services to tens of thousands of people within a two- to three-mile radius.” Examples include small city centers such as Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove and Milwaukie and large neighborhood centers such as Hillsdale, St. Johns, Cedar Mill and Aloha. Town centers have a strong sense of community identity and people can travel by foot easily and access transit. Years ago, the Council voted to designate the Six Corners area as the Town Center for Sherwood; however, many see our Old Town area as the center and heart of the community; a unique, walkable place that defines the City with its own set of small businesses and civic buildings.
With this grant, we are able to look more in depth at where the Town Center should be located, whether to expand the Center, move it a new location like Old Town or keep it where it is. We also will be determining how it should be developed or redeveloped in the future. Once the area is designated a Town Center, it will provide an opportunity to help lead future development, focus limited public resources and get other grant funding opportunities for the implementation of that particular plan.
As part of the planning effort, we have formed several committees to help make a recommendation to the Steering Committee (Planning Commission) and inform the elected decision-makers (City Council) as to the overall Town Center Plan to be developed. One group is the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, which is comprised of local business and community leaders that have a stake in the outcome of the project. The other group is the Technical Advisory Committee, which will be comprised of regional agency leads such as Washington County, Tri-Met, Metro and other local jurisdictions that will help provide regional context to the discussion.
Over the course of the last year, we have held several open houses to get citizen input on the Town Center vision and plan. We will continue update this web site as we progress through the study.
We hope to hear from you about this exciting project!
If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list to receive updates, please contact: Michelle Miller, AICP Associate Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 503-625-4242