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Land use -- Oregon -- Stafford -- Planning, Conservation of natural resources, City planning -- Oregon -- Stafford, Community development -- Oregon -- Stafford


After 30 years of land use battles, the Stafford Hamlet is at a turning point with its recent designation as an urban reserve in the Portland metro region. Our project asks: How can an all-volunteer advisory group in urban reserves best represent their community in regional planning?

This planning framework applies both a regional and equity lens to issues the Stafford Hamlet community will face as they navigate their future. It is designed for internal use by the Stafford Hamlet Board. The Project Overview is a scene-setting document intended to establish a shared understanding of recent history, demographics, and planning context among Board members. The Scenarios document explores factors that will shape the future of the Hamlet to help the Board consider the real possibilities of annexation and have difficult conversations about change. The third document, Strategies, proposes next steps to help focus their efforts as an active participant in regional planning.


Project Client: Stafford Hamlet Board.

Note: This report is in three parts. Part 1 presents a project overview , Part 2 presents planning scenarios, and Part 3 offers strategic recommendations.

Parts 2 and 3 are included below as supplemental files.


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HAMLET FUTURES- SCENARIOS (part 2) (1).pdf (18679 kB)
Hamlet Futures -- Scenarios

HAMLET FUTURES- STRATEGIES (part 3) (1).pdf (20143 kB)
Hamlet Futures -- Strategies