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Volume 16, Issue 12
December 2018


Development Roundup

Breaking! Sunset Athletic Club announces additional location

The Fitness Center anchor, shown as a part of the development on Saltzman, is an expansion of the current offerings of Sunset Athletic Club. This addition to SAC will be a 22,000 square foot, 3 story building with a roof top view. It will be directed towards our adult (over 16 year old) population of members and will be specific to fitness needs, with a focus to small and large group training programs. Offering a Barre/Yoga studio, two training centers and of course strength, stretch and cardio equipment. Amenities will include adult “only” locker rooms each with a sauna, child care and ample social space. The third floor will include a roof top penthouse studio with an open air third story exerise deck and a view to the south. A perfect addition to our Sunset Athletic Club Rental Menu.

Saltzman house delayed

Grading had just begun when the lot-size discrepancy was discovered.

A lot at the SW corner of Saltzman and Lovejoy was affected by the Saltzman Improvement Project in 2009. The house was demolished, and the remaining lot went up for auction by the county this spring. It was sold in March for $205,000.

Because it was the replacement of a house on an existing lot of record, the developer wasn’t required to go through a land use review.Grading began in late November. However, county records note that “a survey conducted on 11/28/18 revealed the property dimensions are not as depicted on the stamped site plan. The house is too large for the lot. A 10' minimum street side yard setback is required. This will require revised plans or a Type II Hardship Relief Variance (HRV) approval before proceeding.”

We don’t yet know which option the developer will pursue. Because of staff vacations at LUT, we were unable to determine if the survey was routine or if a problem had been noted.

Pending proposals

Several proposed developments in the area are still pending. Development applications to Beaverton for the Life Time Fitness development at Barnes & Cedar Hills Bl., for the hotel and retail complex at Timberland, and for the Peterkort parking lot adjacent to the Sunset Transit Center, have not yet been submitted to the city. We’ll be sure to publish an update as soon as they are. Beaverton maintains a list of proposed developments and other land use actions on the website. Anyone can sign up for updates.

CPO 1 maintains an interactive map of land use actions in the area here. Click on a colored shape to find out details.

Demolition and redevelopment of the Milltowner Shopping Center is underway now. We still can’t tell you who the “anchor tenants” will be, but that announcement should be coming soon. Completion of the development is anticipated for late summer, 2019.

The Cedar Mill Library is not part of the redevelopment, although it will have an improved parking lot when everything is done. The popular Laundromat will open again across the street, probably in March, 2019.

Neighborhood meetings

Developers are required to meet with neighbors before they submit their plans to the county. Neighbors who live nearby receive a notice, but the meeting is open to anyone in the community. Bring your questions and concerns about traffic, drainage, and any other issues pertaining to the proposal. Note that the plans presented at these meetings are subject to change.

Multi-family affordable housing

Tuesday, December 11, 7 pm, Elmonica Elementary, 16950 SW Lisa St.

44-Unit multifamily four-story apartment complex, with all units to be regulated affordable housing, at the northwest corner of the lot at the SE corner of Murray and Cornell. Community Partners for Affordable Housing annexed the property into Beaverton so the approval process will proceed there.

11-lot subdivision on Saltzman

Monday, December 17, 6 pm, Cedar Mill Library Community Room

JCS Real Estate LLP is proposing to develop the property located at 2906 NW Saltzman Road. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for the applicant and surrounding residents to review the proposal and to identify any issues that may be considered before a land development application is submitted. You will have the opportunity to share with the developer any information you might know about the property. The developer will attempt to answer any questions relevant to Washington County standards and development codes.

Contact Jeff Jorgenson, jjorgy@comcast.net or 503-307-1116 with specific questions.

Proposed developments

Timberland Middle School parking lot expansion Public Hearing

Wednesday, January 2, 6:30 pm, Beaverton City Council Chambers, Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way

The applicant, Angelo Planning Group, representing the Beaverton School District, requests approval by the Planning Commission to consider a request to approve modifications to the previously approved permit. The request is to exceed the maximum parking standard, as well as change on-site vehicular parking, maneuvering, and circulation. The applicant proposes to provide 61 additional spaces next to the northern parking lot to accommodate school parking demand when school reaches full capacity in 2021.


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