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Seniors and families with foster youth find a new community to live in Beaverton.

COURTESY PHOTO - Senoir citizens and foster parents have a new housing option in Beaverton. Local dignitaries will celebrate bridging a housing gap as the Bridge Meadows Beaverton ribbon-cutting takes place Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the new neighborhood will begin at noon.

Bridge Meadows is an intergenerational housing community that provides homes for adoptive families of youth formerly in foster care and older adults who help the younger families.

Located in the Central Beaverton neighborhood on the corner of Southwest Allen Boulevard and Menlo Drive, this new community opened in August. It features 41 units, nine family townhomes and 32 apartments for elders.

"From the beginning, we knew that a multi-generational community of this kind would be perfect for Beaverton," said City Council President Marc San Soucie. "This is a unique model and we are very excited to be celebrating with Bridge Meadows."

Affordable housing solutions for seniors and low-income residents is a city priority. In December 2016, the City Council adopted Beaverton's first-ever Housing Five Year Action Plan to help guide development efforts. A key consideration of the plan is to promote a variety of housing types that support the broad spectrum of incomes in the city.

"All of us in the city have been huge supporters of Bridge Meadows," Mayor Denny Doyle said. "We are honored to celebrate this partnership that will help so many in the coming decades."

By Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Reporter, Beaverton Valley Times
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