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Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Orenco district, City planning -- Oregon -- Orenco district


This document was produced by the eight students in the 1991 Comprehensive Planning Workshop, the capstone of the graduate-level urban planning curriculum at Portland State University.

Each year, the workshop members help a local government with a project that it lacks the resources to do by itself. This year, the City of Hillsboro asked that a community plan be developed for the Orenco area in Washington County, Oregon. Because of Orenco's unique character, Hillsboro would like to have the guidance a community plan provides when it deals with the area.

Orenco was an incorporated city in the early years of this century. It has long since disincorporated, but the sense of community and identity of the area has remained intact. Today, portions of Orenco lie within Hillsboro's boundaries. The remainder may be annexed at some future time.

Orenco is located in rapidly growing Washington County and is facing dramatic changes. This is causing concern among Orenco's citizens. The project provided them with a chance to voice those concerns and discuss what they would like their community to be like in the future.

The students involved with the project spent five months collecting data on the area and talking with residents, business owners and local government personnel. They then planned strategies to deal with changes in Orenco. The result of that work is this report.


Client: The City of Hillsboro

Faculty Advisor: Professor Jon Erickson


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