SERA led a multi-disciplinary team of consultants in creating a concept plan to guide future growth and development in the Park Place neighborhood of Oregon City. The 470-acre study area was recently brought into the Portland metropolitan region’s urban growth boundary. The concept plan identifies planning, urban design, transportation, public facilities, and natural resource protection concepts to guide comprehensive plan and zoning code amendments as part of the City’s annexation process.
The plan is based on core values and goals and objectives generated as part of an extensive community outreach process. It features two mixed-use village centers that anchor residential neighborhoods, an integrated park, open space and trail system, and phased transportation system enhancements. The concepts were created as part of a five-day, community-based design charrette that offered residents opportunities to comment and discuss the concept plan with City staff and members of the consulting team. The plan was formallly adopted by the City of Oregon City in 2008.