|Volume 17, Issue 8||
August 2019 Development News
A Neighborhood Meeting was held in July to present information and gather comments on a development that proposes to replace the existing shopping center near the intersection of Highway 217 and Highway 26, bounded by Park Way, Marlow, and Wilshire. The property was annexed into Beaverton earlier this year.
The proposed development would consist of six six-story buildings that will include a variety of apartments. Two of the high-rises will have restaurants, shops, and other businesses on the ground floor. The buildings will surround a series of public plazas with amenities for residents and visitors, including a playground.
Urban Form Development Company is the developer. Fred Gast, whose company Polygon developed the Timberland site, is the principal. He answered some of our questions about the development.
Urban Form Development is still finalizing the details of the proposal that will be submitted to Beaverton, possibly in the next couple of months. Construction will take place in phases, possibly beginning as soon as next year and continuing for several years after that.
On July 10, the Beaverton Planning Commission approved the Kirkland Place proposed development of the remaining commercial property in the Timberland neighborhood after the developer made changes to the design that will lessen the traffic impact to the neighbors.
Home2 Suites by Hilton will build an 89-room hotel at the northeast corner of the lot, across from The Ackerly. Two additional retail and office buildings will surround 173 shared parking spaces.
The developer will preserve three large trees on the site. Remaining trees are either dead, dying, or damaged. Landscape buffering and screening will be installed to provide privacy for the adjacent residential areas.
We’ll provide more information about construction timelines as it becomes available.
Bales Findley Property Management has finally received the most important permits that will allow them to continue the redevelopment of the shopping center at Cornell and Saltzman. Plans for the redevelopment of the old shopping center were first revealed in September 2017.
The grading permit and the road work permit were approved on July 29. They submitted all their permits last December, and originally planned to complete the center this fall, but the delays in permitting mean the center will open in spring 2020.
The building at the corner of Cornell and Saltzman for the center’s major anchor tenant (I still can’t share that with you!) will be built first. They are phasing the construction to avoid impacting access to the library. The Sunset Athletic building and the remaining retail shops will be built this winter.
Cornell Road will be widened to provide a long access and right turn lane. The second access to the center will be an extension of Dogwood where the existing driveway is now.
The Beaverton City Council heard the appeal of the Life Time Fitness project planned for the southwest corner of Barnes and Cedar Hills Bl. at their July 16 meeting. Attorney Michael Connors, representing the still-unidentified person behind “Beaverton Business Owners LLC”, argued for the appellant. The city planning department countered all their claims of error, and the council voted to deny the appeal and allow the project to proceed.
Several people testified in agreement with the appeal, including Kyler Speich, who argued that the development would have adverse impacts on the environment. Councilor Cate Arnold responded to these concerns when she voted to deny the appeal, saying, “I can’t use my hopes and aspirations to make decisions about code.”
We don't have information about a timeline for the development, but we’ll write about that as soon as we hear.
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