On Dec. 16, 2015, the Tualatin and Wilsonville City Councils held a joint meeting to discuss the Basalt Creek Concept Plan and reached an agreement that the “Future Basalt Creek Parkway,” a proposed road that is to run south of, and parallel, to Tonquin Road, is the preferred jurisdictional boundary between the two cities. Acceptance of the jurisdictional boundary as the preferred alternative allows project planners to move forward with finalizing the Basalt Creek Concept Plan for further consideration.
At the meeting the Councils discussed and provided staff guidance on “essential agreements” that need to be covered and resolved in the concept plan to make the proposed boundary and associated land use plan successful. The areas to be further addressed in the plan include: land uses, transportation (capacity, funding and planning), sanitary sewer, stormwater management, transit service and protections for the Basalt Creek Canyon that runs through the area.
Additional public feedback on the draft plan is to be sought early next year prior to presenting the draft plan to the two Councils for further discussion and potential adoption. For more information about future meetings and feedback opportunities visit www.BasaltCreek.com, or contact Miranda Bateschell, Long-Range Planning Manager, at 503-570-1581; firstname.lastname@example.org.