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The overall goal of this plan is to make West Linn a place where folks want to live, visit and linger – not just pass through on their way somewhere else.

To create this plan, consultants and city staff studied the area, the traffic and looked at market demand.

We asked:

  • What do consumers want? Restaurants? Retail?
  • What do residents want? Mixed-use housing? River access? Trails? A hotel?
  • What do commuters want? Better traffic flow? Congestion fixes?
  • What do businesses want? Office space? Meeting space?

Taking all community input into consideration, the consultants have devised a plan that could include higher density housing; a hotel; restaurant space as well as service space.

Find out more about the project's overall recommendations through attachments below:

- Watch Anne Fifield of Blue Mountain Economics describe the market and opportunities in the study area. 

- The Study Area map depicts the area that is being examined as part of the project. It is divided into primary and secondary areas. The primary area encompasses properties and streets that hold the greatest possibility for creating a town center over time. The secondary area includes adjacent parts of the community that would be most affected by the development of a town center.

See more about preliminary plans in the July Progress Report Presentation.

Watch the presentation to the City Council and Planning Commission October 6th


2 Attachments

Attachment: Video - Blue Mountain Economics

Description:

Anne Fifield, of Blue Mountain Economics, shares how market forces affect the ability to establish a town center west of the Arch Bridge.

Attachment: Document - Study Area Map

Description:

Check out the study area map that shows the primary and secondary areas being considered as part of the project.


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