The City of Wilsonville is hosting a public kick-off event for the Wilsonville Town Center Plan on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30–8:00 p.m., at City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East, in Wilsonville.
The purpose of the event is to publicly launch the 18-month-long Wilsonville Town Center Plan. Long-Range Planning Manager and project manager Miranda Bateschell said, “We are very excited to begin hearing from the community their wishes, desires and vision for enhancing the Town Center area. We want to know what they already love about the place and what they would like to see changed, to make it even more of a vibrant down-town for Wilsonville.”
The overall purpose of the plan is designed to guide future development in Town Center to create a cohesive, unified district that enhances existing assets in the area and sets the stage for new development and investment. The Plan seeks to provide a community-driven vision for Town Center and strategic actions that establish a clear path forward to advancing the vision. Potential strategies include new projects, programs, partnerships, or policies that foster an attractive and accessible place for visitors and residents of all ages to shop, eat, live, work, learn and play within the Town Center area.
At the kick-off event the City is asking community members, “How do you want Wilsonville’s Town Center to look, function, and feel 20 years from now?” The event is designed to gather community member feedback regarding the community’s vision for the future of Town Center. An informational presentation and activities begin at 6 p.m. and light refreshments are being provided.
The initial stages of the plan also seek to hear what community members currently value and enjoy about Town Center and also an opportunity for the public to share what changes and improvements are needed in Town Center.
The plan’s study area is approximately 100 acres and encompasses the properties north of Wilsonville Road, within and adjacent to Town Center Loop.
Funding for the long-range planning process comes from a Metro Community Planning and Development Grant with matching funds from the City’s Urban Renewal Agency.
To sign up for project updates and to get more information visit www.wilsonvilletowncenter.com or contact Miranda Bateschell, Long-Range Planning Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-570-1581.