Repurposing City Hall, transit options among topics on the table

The city of Beaverton’s Neighborhood Association Committees will host three city updates from Mayor Denny Doyle today (Thursday), and April 7 and 10. The mayor will share city priorities for 2014 and beyond and answer residents’ questions about what’s important to them.

The city’s 11 neighborhood committees are in place to encourage public involvement through the formal recognition of groups of citizens. Membership is free and open to anyone who lives, works, owns a business, or represents a nonprofit organization within the boundaries of the NAC.

Mayor Doyle will speak at the following association meetings:

Thursday, March 20 — Greenway NAC in the Conestoga Middle School Library, 12250 S.W. Conestoga Drive, at 7 p.m. Neighborhoods include Denney Whitford/Raleigh West and Vose.

Monday, April 7 — Five Oaks/Triple Creek NAC at Elmonica Elementary School, 16950 S.W. Lisa St., Beaverton at 7 p.m. Neighborhoods include Central Beaverton and West Slope.

Thursday, April 10 — West Beaverton NAC at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14645 S.W. Davis Road, at 7 p.m. Neighborhoods include Highland, Neighbors Southwest, Sexton Mountain and South Beaverton.

Doyle will highlight the successful collaborations between community members and partners at the meetings while focusing on some of the following priorities:

  • Facilitating community conversations about repurposing “old City Hall” on Southwest Griffith Drive into a new public safety center when the city’s administrative offices move to The Round at Beaverton Central this summer.

  • Assisting long-term planning for the city’s popular Murray-Scholls Branch Library.

  • Supporting the city’s neighborhood associations to build a more welcoming and vibrant community.

  • Hosting neighborhood integrity events to instill a strong sense of pride in all neighborhoods.

  • Moving Central Beaverton’s Creekside District forward with initiatives such as the Broadway Streetscape Project as well as creek restoration, transportation improvements and new housing and business options.

  • Planning the new South Cooper Mountain community, which includes 544 acres of city property as well as more than 1,500 acres of adjacent county land.

  • Seeking transportation funding — from outside sources — to support a range of city transportation projects, including improvements to Canyon Road.

  • Rebuilding the city’s financial reserves.

  • Working with TriMet on Beaverton transit options as the organization reviews its Washington County service levels.

  • Striving to make Central Beaverton more walkable and bike-friendly.

  • Encouraging residents to support local businesses as well as minority- and women-owned businesses.

  • Collaborate with Washington County to create a process to address the city’s future growth.
  • “NACs are an integral part of our community,” said Suzanne Dawson, chairwoman of the South Beaverton NAC. “These forums are a chance for our residents to connect with Mayor Doyle, learn about city priorities, and ask the mayor questions.”

    All events are open to the public. Locally owned businesses will provide refreshments.

    For more information, contact Jason Wachs at 503-526-2543 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit or

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