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Volume 9, Issue 2
February 2012

Timberland moving forward with Barnes Road development

Polygon Northwest, the developer that owns the former Teufel property on Barnes at 118th, is partnering with Gramor Development to build, lease and manage the commercial property. Gramor has developed many local centers, including Progress Ridge, Murray Schools Town Center, and several centers in southwest Washington. (see

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Timberland concept plan for new development
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Plans are for a commercial area that is 25% smaller than what was originally planned. Polygon President Fred Gast says, “Economic and geographic realities just didn’t support an intensive retail area. We are confident that Gramor will provide the community with an attractive and useful addition to shopping and services.”

Polygon will build multifamiy residences on some of the land that was originally slated for commercial development. “It’s a better fit with the adjacent property,” says Gast. The residential buildout will likely include a rec center for residents, parks, and restored natural areas. Green streets will foster walkability and provide a pleasant surrounding for several of the two-story apartment buildings to the north and west of the commercial area.

The shopping center will be anchored with a grocery store at the northwest corner of Barnes and 118th. The tenant has not yet been announced, but it is likely to be more of a specialty or upscale grocery rather than a large chain. That building will be approximately 35-41 thousand square feet, which is a moderate size for a grocery.

Although not finalized, the remaining shop space will likely be in the “northwest lodge” style of the adjacent residential areas of Timberland. It will still feature a “main street” theme along the main road. Parking will be centralized behind the buildings so that the Barnes streetscape will be shops.

Development applications will be submitted to the Beaverton planners for a design review in the near future. They should be available for public review at the Cedar Mill Library once they’re received by CPO 1.

Good news for pedestrians is that the long-awaited overlook, boardwalk, and trail connecting Cornell with the center will be constructed this summer. This project will provide a view of Cedar Mill Falls, and easy pedestrian access to the center for neighbors along Cornell and to the north. The boardwalk and overlook will reach from the Timberland housing development near 118th and Cornell, and then continue along Cedar Mill Creek all the way to Barnes Road. Completion of this segment will finish the loop trail connecting Foege Park to the east. Plans call for construction in June to minimize impacts to the stream.

Beaverton School District's latest information is that they will work with Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District to develop a playing field on the property they condemned in 2003. They don't have the money to develop a school on the property and say it would take another bond measure.



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