Walkability and Placemaking in Tigard


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TriMet and the city of Tigard partnered with the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management and the Sustainable City Year Program to plan for the possibility of extending light rail to the city. The four areas of focus were:
Affordable housing, Placemaking in Downtown Tigard, Placemaking in Tigard Triangle and The Red Rock Creek Corridor.
This report includes the methodology, findings, and recommendations to support growth in Tigard. In each section, the recommendations appear first, followed by research, data, and implementation details. Supplemental materials are found in the Appendix. This format follows the city staff recommendation to focus on innovative ideas that will spur community participation. These ideas include: addressing long-term affordable and stable housing, encouraging arts and events downtown, a Triangle Public Market, creek restoration opportunities, and meaningful public engagement methods.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Sustainable City Year Program Contact Info
Megan Banks
Sustainable City Year Program Manager
(541) 346-6395

University Faculty Contact
Richard Margerum
Planning, Public Policy and Management


Local Government / Community Contact
Buff Brown

Senior Transportion Planner

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