On March 7, Mayor Tim Knapp presented the “2016 State of the City Address,” providing an overview of the City’s current activities and future plans. During the presentation, the Mayor shared a vision for creating a complete community where residents can have all of their basic needs met locally and are able to enjoy an exceptional standard of living at any stage of life. The address included a review of notable public and private investments in Wilsonville, plans for future developments, and major transportation projects completed or underway. Mayor Knapp also encouraged active public engagement that creates a stronger sense of community and collaboration among the City, community members, businesses and service organizations. A replay of the State of the City Address is available on the City’s website at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.
The Wilsonville City Council held a first reading, public hearing and then approved a pair of related ordinances for an annexation and a Zone Map amendment of a 1.0-acre parcel, located at 11700 SW Tooze Road. The Council also rezoned the parcel from Rural Residential Farm Forest 5 to Village (V) in order to allow the property to be used for a residential use consistent with the adjacent parcels of land that already have the Village zoning designation. The parcel is the last piece of land needed to complete the Villebois neighborhood and is part of a larger previously-approved residential subdivision known as Calais East at Villebois that when developed includes a total of 63-lot residential subdivision to be developed by applicant/homebuilder Polygon Northwest.
During the meeting the Wilsonville City Council held a second reading and gave final approval for a set of related ordinances for an annexation, comprehensive plan amendment and zone change for an 8.7-acre parcel, located on the southwest corner of SW Boones Ferry Road and SW Day Road. The approval allows applicant Universal Health Service, Inc., to move forward with constructing a $32 million, 62,000-square-foot behavioral-health treatment facility for a wide range of patients, including veterans. The Willamette Valley Behavioral Health Facility is estimated to provide 190 new jobs and kicks-off development of the long-planned Coffee Creek Industrial Area.
Under the consent agenda the Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a Cooperative Utility Agreement with Oregon Department of Transportation, Tualatin Valley Water District, City of Hillsboro and the Willamette Water Supply Program for the inclusion of a 66-inch water-transmission pipeline in the Kinsman Road project. Also on the consent agenda the City Council approved the City to enter into an agreement with the City’s Urban Renewal Agency and Polygon Northwest that sets forth the terms and conditions applicable to the construction of Regional Park 5, also known as Trocadero Park, in the north section of the Villebois neighborhood .
Community members who desire to watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meeting may do on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City’s video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.