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HILLSBORO 2035 COMMUNITY PLAN

UPDATED AUGUST 2016 HILLSBORO2035.ORG


A SHARED VISION FOR OUR COMMUNITY: IN 2035, HILLSBORO IS A DIVERSE, SUSTAINABLE CITY KNOWN FOR SUCCESS IN BLENDING URBAN LIFESTYLE, A WORLD-CLASS LOCAL ECONOMY, AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE AND A WELCOMING, FAMILY-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY FOR AN OUTSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE.


Letter from the Mayor August 2015 Hillsboro has always been a forward-thinking community with an exceptional ability to adapt to changing times and circumstances. Decades ago, when Hillsboro was still a small town, our leaders recognized growth was coming and had the foresight to secure land, water and transit to support the economic growth we enjoy today. Hillsboro became a complete community. As the population soared toward 70,000 in the late 1990s, the City invited community members to help define how they wanted Hillsboro to grow and evolve in the years ahead. The resulting Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan, adopted in 2000, has had a profound influence over the last fifteen years. You might be surprised just how many Hillsboro landmarks were born from that original community visioning initiative. Examples include the Hillsboro Civic Center and Tom Hughes Plaza, Hondo Dog Park, Walters Cultural Arts Center, Venetian Theatre, community gardens, and even Ron Tonkin Field, to name just a few.

JERRY W. WILLEY, MAYOR

But underlying all of the visible accomplishments is an even more impressive outcome: stronger community partnerships and collaboration. Dozens of local organizations and hundreds of volunteers have had a hand in implementing the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan. In fact, we have been so proficient that our twenty-year plan was nearly complete in fifteen. But this is Hillsboro, where we are always looking forward and planning ahead. Like its predecessor, the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is built on values, goals and aspirations shared by thousands of our friends, families, neighbors and businesses, including many who are newly-arrived to Hillsboro. It sets a bold vision for the next twenty years and specifies near-term steps we can take to get there. As the title indicates, it is truly a community plan, with multiple partners volunteering to play a role in its implementation. I hope you are as inspired as I am by the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan. It is reflective of our growing and changing community. It strikes a balance between accommodating future growth – Hillsboro is projected to be home to as many as 140,000 residents by 2035 – and finding ways to maintain our sense of place and identity. It clearly articulates the kind of community people want to see: safe, smart, and easy to get around with strong employment and plenty of things to see and do. Finally, I want to thank all the volunteers, staff and partner organizations who have contributed so much time and energy to this endeavor. You make Hillsboro a better place and inspire all of us to serve. Sincerely,

Mayor Jerry Willey

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Letter from the Hillsboro 2035 Task Force Chair Creating the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan has been an incredible and rewarding journey. Over the past three years, our Task Force has overseen an extensive research exercise to identify key trends and conditions, conducted a comprehensive community engagement process, and worked with dozens of wonderful community members and stakeholders to turn people’s ideas into implementable actions.

CONTENTS

Welcome 1 Health, Wellness and Safety

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Education and Community Involvement

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Economy and Infrastructure

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Livability and Recreation

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Environmental Sustainability

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Plan Context and Process

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Community Outreach and Involvement

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Plan Implementation

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Hillsboro 2020 Legacy

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Acknowledgements 35

In all, more than 5,000 individuals contributed ideas for making Hillsboro an even better place to live, work, play, learn and visit. To accomplish this level of engagement, we communicated using a variety of methods and avenues. We interviewed people at festivals and events, promoted online input opportunities and installed “idea boxes” at various locations throughout town. We made presentations, hosted discussions and even asked people to text us their thoughts from a Hillsboro Hops ball game. We talked to people in every age group from all walks of life. Needless to say, we heard a lot of great ideas. The Task Force has worked diligently to ensure community priorities are incorporated into the vision language and action ideas displayed on the following pages. Similar to the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan, we have recruited partner organizations to help us move things forward and established an oversight body to hold all of us accountable for progress. We have also designed an implementation program that enables us to periodically update the action plan as new ideas and opportunities arise. As we have learned from the Hillsboro 2020 experience, this is a community that gets things done. We are grateful to every person who took the time to share their thoughts on Hillsboro’s future. We want you to know we listened, and are excited to see many of those ideas become reality in the near future. We want to thank the Hillsboro City Council for providing the encouragement and financial support necessary to execute a project of this magnitude. We also want to thank the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Implementation Committee and, in particular, Chairs John Coulter, Steve Callaway and Doug Johnson, who have skillfully led that effort since 1999. Their commitment, leadership and successes paved the way for our Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan. Sincerely,

Ted Vacek, Chair Hillsboro 2035 Task Force


Welcome to the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan! HILLSBORO 2035 FOCUS AREAS

HEALTH, WELLNESS + SAFETY

EDUCATION + COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is our shared Vision for Hillsboro’s future and a detailed action plan for working toward that collective Vision. The ideas in the Plan are based on input from thousands of community members in cooperation with local organizations who have agreed to share implementation responsibilities. The Plan was developed by a volunteer, community-led task force representing a wide variety of interests to ensure the Vision retained a broad community focus. The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is modeled after Hillsboro’s original award-winning visioning effort, the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan. For the past fifteen years, Hillsboro 2020 has served as a catalyst for a wide range of community enhancements, partnerships and investments. The overarching goal of the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is to extend that success into the future, and guide Hillsboro’s future growth and evolution through coordinated, collaborative community engagement. Thank you for your interest in our community’s plan for the future! Please read on to learn more about the Hillsboro 2035 Vision, Focus Areas, Initiatives and Actions.

HILLSBORO 2035 VISION AND FOCUS AREAS ECONOMY + INFRASTRUCTURE

The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan includes a vision statement and five focus areas. The vision statement describes the type of community people want Hillsboro to be by the year 2035:

Hillsboro 2035 Vision

LIVABILITY + RECREATION

In 2035, Hillsboro is a diverse, sustainable city known for success in blending urban lifestyle, a world-class local economy, agricultural heritage and a welcoming, family‑friendly community for an outstanding quality of life. Hillsboro 2035 Focus Areas are comprised as follows: hh Goal Statement – describes desired future conditions within a focus area by 2035

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hh Community Initiatives – outline focused approaches to achieving goals hh Actions – specific steps that will be implemented to help achieve initiatives hh Community Partners – organizations that share implementation responsibility for actions HILLSBORO 2035 COMMUNITY PLAN

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HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SAFETY Goal Statement Hillsboro is a safe and healthy city for all community members. The community approaches policing, fire prevention and emergency planning in a manner that builds trust, encourages public participation and fosters community preparedness and resiliency. Community partnerships and progressive planning ensure Hillsboro residents have knowledge of and access to health care and social services, affordable housing, fresh local food, and healthy lifestyles.

Lead Community Partners • • • • • • • •

Bienestar City of Hillsboro Community Action Domestic Violence Resource Center Elders in Action Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, Inc. Hillsboro Ministerial Association Hillsboro School District

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Support Partners • Oregon State University Extension Service • Rebuilding Together Washington County • TVW, Inc. • Tuality Healthcare • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center • Washington County

• Early Learning Washington County • Hillsboro Food Co-op • Hillsboro Library • Hillsboro Senior Center • M&M Marketplace • Oregon Department of Vocational Rehabilitation • Salvation Army • Village Without Walls


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Initiatives and Actions Initiative 1: Promote community wellness through expanded services, information, and access to healthy food and activities. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Facilitate access to fresh, healthy food at farmers’ markets, co-ops, restaurants, clinics and other neighborhood locations

• Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, Inc.

B. Expand the number and geographic availability of community gardens

• City of Hillsboro

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C. Conduct an education campaign to promote • OSU Extension Service healthy eating and fitness • Tuality Healthcare D. Establish food pantries, school backpack or similar programs in all schools

• Hillsboro Ministerial Association

E. Expand wellness initiatives in schools, and incorporate fresh local food in lunches

• Hillsboro School District

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Initiative 2: Strengthen social support networks to elevate those in need. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Increase employment opportunities for • TVW, Inc. people with disabilities and U.S. veterans by encouraging business and public sector hiring

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B. Pursue housing-first strategies to provide the homeless with stable shelter while they are accessing other services

• Community Action

C. Provide home repair help for people living in poverty

• Rebuilding Together Washington County

D. Provide targeted assistance for at-risk populations to reduce homelessness including transitional youth

• Community Action

E. Develop a family justice center with onestop access to services

• City of Hillsboro • Domestic Violence Resource Center

F. Expand capacity of culturally-competent health care and help ensure people without insurance maintain access to services

• Tuality Healthcare • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

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Initiative 3: Create systems to facilitate aging-in-place and quality of life for our growing senior population. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Create and implement an eldercare strategy to increase access to senior housing and health care

• Washington County

B. Offer recreation classes and information workshops for seniors

• City of Hillsboro

C. Expand senior engagement and volunteer opportunities

• Elders in Action

D. Promote technology portals through which seniors can network and access information and services (e.g. transportation assistance)

• Washington County

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Initiative 4: Increase the supply of affordable housing to serve Hillsboro’s growing workforce and people at all income levels. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Develop a citywide workforce housing strategy

• City of Hillsboro

B. Expand the number of attractive, energy-efficient workforce housing options citywide

• Bienestar

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C. Facilitate development of innovative housing • City of Hillsboro such as pocket-neighborhoods, microhousing, aging-in-place and live-work spaces

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Initiative 5: Keep Hillsboro safe through proactive community policing, fire prevention and emergency preparedness.

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ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Continue to update public safety techniques and technology to serve our growing and evolving community

• City of Hillsboro

B. Expand public safety education, communications and active participation opportunities for community members

• City of Hillsboro

C. Increase police presence in parks, neighborhoods and schools

• City of Hillsboro

D. Update and follow best-practices for use-of-force and mental health response incidents

• City of Hillsboro

E. Increase public safety workforce diversity to reflect Hillsboro’s demographics

• City of Hillsboro

F. Increase disaster preparedness through education, engagement and advanced warning systems

• City of Hillsboro

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EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Goal Statement Hillsboro’s comprehensive education system ranks among the best in the nation. Students have equal access to cutting-edge career and workforce programs, technology and other unique educational opportunities, making Hillsboro a preferred city for businesses, workers and families. Hillsboro remains a welcoming and attractive home to all people. Community events and activities, personal connections, cultural understanding and civic engagement create an environment where every resident has a voice and a role in keeping Hillsboro a great place to live, work, play, learn and visit.

Lead Community Partners Support Partners • • • • • • • •

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City of Hillsboro Community Action Hillsboro Chamber Hillsboro Community Foundation Hillsboro School District Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market Pacific University Portland Community College

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Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Hands On Greater Portland Hillsboro Public Library Hillsboro Youth Advisory Council • Portland Metro STEM Partnership

• PSU Hatfield School of Government National Policy Consensus Center • SOLVE


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Initiatives and Actions Initiative 1: Pursue and promote continued excellence in Hillsboro Schools. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Reduce student-to-teacher classroom ratios

• Hillsboro School District

B. Develop advanced learning experiences (STEAM) in schools with help from the community

• Hillsboro School District

C. Increase the percentage of students enrolled in challenging curriculums including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs

• Hillsboro School District

D. Expand dual credit programs and increase student enrollment in college

• Hillsboro School District

E. Establish a community school support program to help meet education needs with help from parents and professionals

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 2: Embrace and expand alternative and lifelong learning opportunities. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Grow Hillsboro higher-education opportunities and 4-year college presence

• Pacific University • Portland Community College

B. Jump start student learning and success by expanding access to free and subsidized preschool education

• Community Action

C. Establish community learning information centers at libraries and other locations, with one-stop access to education and personal enrichment resources

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 3: Strengthen Hillsboro’s status as an advanced learning center with strong career development facilities and programming.

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ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Create a technology-based innovation center to stimulate interest in and access to science, entrepreneurship and career pathway opportunities

• Portland Community College

B. Promote student career and technical training opportunities to parents

• Hillsboro School District • Portland Community College

C. Expand student internship and scholarship opportunities

• Hillsboro School District

D. Provide flexible workforce training for Hillsboro residents seeking Hillsboro jobs

• Portland Community College

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Initiative 4: Expand efforts to make Hillsboro a welcoming home to all people. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

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A. Develop a cultural inclusion strategy and • City of Hillsboro expand engagement to minority populations B. Host art and food-based community events, including events on the eastside of Hillsboro, to bring people together

• Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market

Initiative 5: Foster a culture of civic engagement, participation and volunteerism. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Develop and promote volunteer opportunities to include diverse community members

• City of Hillsboro

B. Expand youth engagement in community affairs and government

• City of Hillsboro

C. Build philanthropic support and investment by connecting people with causes, engaging residents and youth in community-building, and celebrating community philanthropy

• Hillsboro Community Foundation

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D. Encourage broader participation in • Hillsboro Chamber community education and leadership programs E. Host a Citizens’ Academy to educate and • City of Hillsboro engage residents about City issues, governance and community involvement opportunities

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ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Goal Statement Hillsboro’s world class economy, advanced technical training, and innovative, businessfriendly culture attracts investments and supports businesses of all sizes. State of the art infrastructure systems including communications, roads, transit and water supply are in place and continually updated to accommodate the city’s growth and evolution. Hillsboro is a vibrant, regional destination for arts, recreation, cuisine and entertainment. Courtesy of Genentech

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Lead Community Partners

Support Partners

• City of Hillsboro • Hillsboro Chamber • Portland Community College

• Clean Water Services • Future Connect • Hillsboro Downtown Partnership • Oregon Biotechnology Association • Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

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• Oregon Technology Business Center • Pacific University • Technology Association of Oregon • Tuality Hospital • Washington County


ECONOMY + INFRASTRUCTURE

Initiatives and Actions Initiative 1: Promote and preserve Hillsboro’s business-friendly culture. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Encourage business of all sizes to participate in community-building partnerships (e.g. volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership)

• Hillsboro Chamber

B. Advocate for Hillsboro business interests with lawmakers and regulatory agencies

• Hillsboro Chamber

C. Educate residents and stakeholders about the various ways large-employer jobs, investment and tax payments contribute to community enhancements

• Hillsboro Chamber

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Courtesy of Infomart Data Centers

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Economy and Infrastructure

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Initiative 2: Encourage and support the growth of emerging industries, small business and the spirit of entrepreneurship. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Develop incentives and resources to support entrepreneurship, start-ups and small businesses including mentoring and expertise from the business and education communities

• City of Hillsboro • Hillsboro Chamber

B. Assemble a locally-focused capital network to attract and promote entrepreneurship

• City of Hillsboro • Hillsboro Chamber

C. Promote and celebrate small business success

• Hillsboro Chamber

D. Develop a food innovation center with commercial kitchen incubator space

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 3: Sustain Hillsboro’s role as Oregon’s economic engine by retaining, expanding and recruiting technology and other traded-sector industries.

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ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Implement activities including industry cluster development, marketing and business outreach to support retention, expansion and recruitment of companies with emphasis on technology and manufacturing

• City of Hillsboro

B. Facilitate technology employment opportunities for Hillsboro residents by expanding and promoting specialized training

• Portland Community College

C. Develop and enhance Hillsboro’s globally competitive infrastructure essential to supporting and attracting traded-sector employers including development ready sites, transportation, workforce, communications systems, water supply and incentives

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 4: Expand Hillsboro’s inventory of local shopping, entertainment and dining destinations. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Develop a retail and restaurant strategy promoting development of locallyowned retail, high-end dining, breweries, wineries, food carts, and contemporary shopping in Downtown and other districts such as Tanasbourne, Orenco and South Hillsboro

• City of Hillsboro • Hillsboro Chamber

B. Develop an entertainment and tourism strategy including market analysis on potential destination attractions and amenities (e.g. water park, amusement park, convention center, resort hotel)

• City of Hillsboro • Hillsboro Chamber

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Initiative 5: Continue efforts to develop a vibrant, mixed-use downtown as a unique attraction.

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ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Implement a downtown revitalization program to restore buildings and increase public amenities Downtown

• City of Hillsboro

B. Enhance and promote unique Downtown districts (including Main Street, 10th Ave., SW Industrial, and Health & Education District) by working to increase housing, foot traffic and investment

• City of Hillsboro

C. Create walkable connections to Downtown from neighborhoods and Jackson Bottom Wetlands

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 6: Implement efforts to ease traffic congestion in and around Hillsboro. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Following from the Washington County West Side Transportation Study, advocate for a more efficient multimodal west side transportation solution for people and freight between Highway 26 and I-5

• City of Hillsboro

B. Support continued expansion of Highway 26 including lanes, interchange capacity and bridges through targeted policies and pursuit of regional funding

• City of Hillsboro

C. Add capacity to the regional arterial street network to ease congestion and improve freight mobility, with emphasis on northsouth corridors

• City of Hillsboro

D. Dedicate resources to repair, maintain and enhance existing roadways

• City of Hillsboro

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2020+

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LIVABILITY AND RECREATION Goal Statement With its clean, walkable neighborhoods, alternative transportation options, access to a variety of housing, open spaces and trails, abundant recreational activities and a thriving arts culture, Hillsboro is recognized as one of the most vibrant and livable communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Lead Community Partners

Support Partners

• • • • •

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City of Hillsboro Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, Inc. SOLVE TriMet Westside Transportation Alliance

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Clean Water Services Genentech Hillsboro Chamber Hillsboro Food Co-op Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Hillsboro School District Intel Metro Oregon State Parks Ride Connection Vanpool Washington County Zipcar


LIVABILITY + RECREATION

Initiatives and Actions Initiative 1: Launch a sustained, multi-faceted effort to make Hillsboro a clean and inviting community citywide. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Conduct proactive property maintenance education, outreach and code enforcement

• City of Hillsboro

B. Involve homeowner associations, renters and others in community clean-up and adopt-a-road programs

• SOLVE

C. Launch an urban tree, plant and flora beautification program

• SOLVE

D. Establish a community forestry management program (e.g. Tree City USA)

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 2: Foster distinct, vibrant neighborhoods featuring quality development, preserved landmarks, a variety of housing, and services safely accessible by walking, biking, transit, or short commute.

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ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Identify locations and facilitate development of retail, dining and services within walking and biking distance of neighborhoods

• City of Hillsboro

B. Make parks and open space accessible to all neighborhoods

• City of Hillsboro

C. Preserve heritage homes and structures

• City of Hillsboro

D. Adopt standards for urban design with emphasis on creating or preserving neighborhood character and “sense of place”

• City of Hillsboro

E. Develop a world-class high-speed communications system

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 3: Expand Hillsboro’s inventory of community events, festivals and family activities citywide. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Extend seasonal access to farmers markets with a focus on exploring yearround and indoor options

• Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, Inc.

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B. Encourage development of plazas, • City of Hillsboro streetscapes, green spaces and other new venues for holding community events citywide C. Expand the role of libraries as activity and education centers by adding programming and locations

• City of Hillsboro

Initiative 4: Ensure Hillsboro remains a thriving hub for arts and cultural activities. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Develop a comprehensive, vibrant public art program

• City of Hillsboro

B. Add performing arts and other cultural arts venues and activities at multiple locations citywide

• City of Hillsboro

C. Support initiatives to expand art “districts,” galleries, studios and makerspaces

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 5: Continue to build a full-service, world-class parks system scaled to meet growing community demand. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Increase parks accessibility for people with disabilities and create at least one destination park for disabled community members

• City of Hillsboro

B. Create one or more “regional” destination parks

• City of Hillsboro

C. Develop new nature playgrounds

• City of Hillsboro

D. Add new dog parks

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 6: Expand recreational facilities and opportunities to serve Hillsboro’s growing and diversifying population.

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ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Develop community centers to serve seniors, youth and families citywide

• City of Hillsboro

B. Create interactive trails with amenities like art and cultural activities

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 7: Make Hillsboro walkable and bicycle-friendly citywide for daily living and recreation. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Continue to complete gaps in Hillsboro’s sidewalk network, with an emphasis on sidewalks near school zones

• City of Hillsboro

B. Add and promote off-street walking, running and hiking trails citywide

• City of Hillsboro

C. Improve on-street bicycle commute and recreation infrastructure by adding lanes, improving buffers and connections, and promoting designated travel routes

• City of Hillsboro

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Initiative 8: Continue to enhance alternative transportation options, services and facilities. ACTION

LEAD COMMUNITY PARTNER(S)

A. Extend public transit hours, routes and services

• TriMet

B. Enhance appearance, quality and safety of bus shelters and MAX stations

• TriMet

C. Work with employers to increase transit usage, develop express service options, and identify additional commute efficiencies

• Westside Transportation Alliance

D. Promote emerging transportation alternatives that reduce single-occupancy car use

• Westside Transportation Alliance

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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Goal Statement Hillsboro is a sustainable community that takes proactive steps to protect natural assets, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, and recover, recycle and renew resources. Residents, businesses and community institutions understand the link between economic prosperity and environmental health, and work collaboratively to maintain a thriving city for future generations.

Hillsboro Environmental Sustainability Plan Sustainability has long been an integral component of Hillsboro’s community vision and identity. The six focus areas of the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan have successfully addressed many aspects of environmental, social and economic livability. Under the Hillsboro 2020 “Preserving the Environment” umbrella, more than a dozen actions were implemented to advance environmental sustainability, from acquiring and restoring critical habitat to promoting environmentally-friendly construction and increasing the proportion of Hillsboro’s energy derived from renewable sources. In 2010, a new vision action led to the creation of a task force to expand upon and coordinate the implementation of environmental sustainability initiatives identified through visioning outreach. Over the past few years, the Hillsboro Sustainability Task Force has used that visioning input and worked with a variety of public and private sector partners to develop a new Hillsboro Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). While the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan sets a broad road map for building

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a more sustainable community (including social, economic and broader livability issues), the ESP is specifically focused on stewardship of the environmental goals therein. In this sense, the Environmental Sustainability Plan is essentially a fifth Hillsboro 2035 focus area.

Implementation Stewards • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

City of Hillsboro Clean Energy Works Clean Water Services Energy Trust of Oregon Hillsboro Chamber Hillsboro School District Hillsboro Youth Advisory Council Northwest Natural Gas Oregon Department of Energy Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Portland Community College Portland General Electric Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Westside Transportation Alliance

The ESP contains three primary goal areas and numerous specific actions – both existing and potential – to be carried out over the next five years. The ESP is designed to be flexible and easily updated as new opportunities arise, additional implementation partners step forward and technological advances provide new approaches for achieving Plan goals. Within each of the ESP goal areas, the Task Force has identified specific indicators and targets for tracking progress and outlined a series of program, project and policy actions to move the Plan forward. A variety of community organizations have volunteered to serve as implementation stewards. Each year, the Task Force will collect empirical data and survey implementation stewards to develop an annual progress report as part of the overall Hillsboro 2035 reporting process.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Major Plan goal areas and objectives, with some examples of potential actions from over 60 that have been identified, include:

Energy Objectives: • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reduce use of non-renewable energy resources • Expand use of renewable energy resources to meet demand

Example Action Proposals: hh Home ‘energy score’ pilot project hh Energy related education and resources for residents and businesses hh Biogas to energy (i.e., renewable natural gas) hh Enhance employee commute options and incentives hh Enhancement of bicycle infrastructure

Resource Conservation Objectives: • Enhance understanding of the importance of natural assets and ecosystem services • Protect and enhance environmental assets (air, land, water and habitat) • Foster healthy human and wildlife populations

Example Action Proposals: hh Tree planting campaign hh Promote EcoBiz and golf course eco-certification hh Monitor bird and amphibian diversity and health hh Promote sustainability awards program hh Curtail air pollution from wood and debris burning

Resource Recovery and Renewal Objectives: • Reduce waste stream volumes • Repurpose waste stream elements for beneficial use • Pursue a “one-water” use and reuse strategy

Example Action Proposals: hh Encourage proper backyard composting hh Encourage use of durable commercial goods (e.g., food service ware) hh Enhance recycling opportunities at multi-family developments hh Explore options for food waste composting hh Incorporate sustainable development principles into City codes

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COMMUNITY PLAN CONTEXT AND PROCESS The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan was developed over a three-stage process as depicted in the graphic below. Early demographic and trend research in 2013 helped frame extensive public outreach, community conversations and input on Hillsboro’s future by over 5,000 community members. The resulting feedback was then sorted into idea themes and referenced by teams of over 60 community volunteers and topicarea experts to create specific action proposals. Those proposals were prioritized through a community review survey, and the highly-supported actions were adopted by community partners for implementation. The Hillsboro City Council adopted the Plan in July 2015.

The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan was developed in advance of updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Transportation System Plan. The latter documents inform the way the City plans and funds land use and infrastructure improvements. Engaging the public at the community vision level generated a list of public ideas, goals, preferences and priorities related to mobility, housing, existing and future neighborhood character and many other planning topics. City of Hillsboro Planning and Transportation staff will conduct additional outreach associated with both Plan updates.

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Hillsboro Community Profile

Community Ideas

Vision and Action Plan Development

Community Leader Interviews Community Data Assessment Citizen Phone Survey Public Engagement Planning Profile Report

Community Conversations Public Forums Surveys Collect Community Ideas Set Up Theme Teams

Theme Team Meetings Community Review & Prioritization Recruit Partners Complete Plan City Council Review

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Community Outreach and Involvement Between 2013 and 2015 over 5,000 individuals directly participated in the development of the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan. The Hillsboro 2035 Task Force employed a variety of outreach approaches to make engaging easy. Key documents and surveys were also translated into Spanish to facilitate access for a growing segment of Hillsboro’s population. The majority of outreach took place during the second phase of planning, referred to as “Imagine Hillsboro 2035!” Some of the ways the Task Force connected with the community are outlined below. In addition, during the final phase of the project, approximately 800 individuals completed a survey to identify their top priorities among proposed actions in the various Hillsboro 2035 focus areas.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

HIGHLIGHTS xx 5,000+ total direct participants xx 2,000+ participants via e-input xx 1,400+ Facebook and e-newsletter subscribers

xx 25 community conversations xx 12 events and festivals xx 14 idea boxes

Online Engagement • Resident E-mails • E-Newsletter • Facebook /Twitter

• Hillsboro Employer Survey • Peak Democracy Ideation Forum • Community Review Action Prioritization Survey

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Brown Middle School Career Fair Business Integrity Group Century High School Leadership Class Community Leader Interviews

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Creative Conversations Group Downtown Business Group Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Hillsboro Chamber Board Hillsboro Community Foundation Hillsboro Community Senior Center Hillsboro High School Leadership Class Hillsboro Landmarks Advisory Committee Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Commission Hillsboro Pastor’s Association Hillsboro Planning Commission Hillsboro Resident Telephone Survey Hillsboro Rotary Club Hillsboro School District Long Range Planning Group Hillsboro School District Parent Leadership Group Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market Board Hillsboro Youth Advisory Council Leadership Hillsboro Portland Community College Future Connect Realtor Forum Tanasbourne Business District


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Celebrate Hillsboro Centro Cultural Children’s Celebration Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit Hillsboro Latino Cultural Festival Hillsboro Youth Invasion Hillsboro 2020 Town Hall

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Intel Earth Day Event Intel Ronler Acres Open House Showtime at Shute Park (2) Tanasbourne Town Hall 2013 Whole Foods Earth Day Event WL Henry Elementary School Carnival

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Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center Shute Park Branch Library Tuality Community Hospital Unitus Community Credit Union Whole Foods Market Yesenia’s Market

Idea Boxes • • • • • • •

Hillsboro Civic Center Hillsboro Public Library Insomnia Coffee (two locations) M&M Marketplace New Seasons Market Portland Community College, Hillsboro Campus Reedville Café

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COMMUNITY PLAN IMPLEMENTATION Oversight Committee Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan implementation will be guided by a citizen-led Oversight Committee appointed by the Mayor and City Council, with administrative support provided by the City of Hillsboro. The Committee will consist of members as follows: • One Hillsboro City Council liaison • Two Community Partners from each of the five focus areas (invitations to participate in the Oversight Committee will be rotated to include a diversity of partners) • Public-at-large members with representatives of community interests, including but not limited to: • Neighborhoods and Districts • Multi-Cultural Community • Faith Community

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Members serve two-year terms. Individual member terms may be renewed by mutual agreement. The Chair is selected from among the public-at-large candidates. The Chair appoints a Vice-Chair, also from among the public-at-large members, to serve as his or her proxy and successor. Committee Chair responsibilities include: • Approving agendas and leading Committee meetings • Participating in project planning sessions • Providing periodic updates to City Council • Promoting Vision progress and public participation • Assisting with visits from interested parties


The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan Oversight Committee (and/or Focus Area Subcommittees) will meet at least quarterly. The primary role of the Committee is to monitor, facilitate and report implementation progress. Specific roles and responsibilities include: • • • • • • •

Organizing Community Partner events and meetings Collecting annual information on Community Partner progress Producing an annual progress report Hosting an annual community celebration Promoting implementation achievements Evaluating and recommending minor modifications to actions Conducting community engagement and action updates at five year intervals

Lead Community Partner Role Individual actions are implemented under the guidance of Lead Community Partner organizations. Lead Community Partner responsibilities include: • Leading implementation of adopted actions • Identifying Support Partners and resources to facilitate implementation • Providing annual progress reports to the Community Plan Oversight Committee • Participating in periodic Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan events and celebrations

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HILLSBORO 2020 LEGACY The Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan has served as Hillsboro’s roadmap since the year 2000. Much like the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan, Hillsboro 2020 was assembled with broad community participation and implemented with help from dozens of community partners. Including updates in 2005 and 2010, the Vision and Action Plan ultimately served as home-base for 180 community projects and programs. Those priorities were initiated and implemented, some as one-time actions, others as continuing programs that remain in place today.

Hillsboro 2020 Hall of Fame: Implemented Actions • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

10th Avenue Public Place Access to the Web ADA Intersection Ramps Airport Master Plan Involvement Art and Exhibit Tours Arts and Culture Facility Inventory Arts Funding Development Athletic Event Attraction and Promotion Barrier-free Housing Education and Incentives Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Bike/Pedestrian Easement Identification Bike Rack Policy Building Community Business Land/ Space Database Business Targeting Research

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• Child Care • Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee • City-Neighborhood Communications • City-Wide Business Marketing and Recruitment • Collaboration with Washington County VAN • Common Zip Code • Community-wide Day of Service • Community Data Network Strategy • Community Education and Training Links • Community Events • Community Events Calendar • Community Garden Development • Community Landscaping

Strategy • Community Leadership Training • Community Safety Training/ Targeting • Concerts and Movies in the Park • Display Art in Public Venues • Diverse Housing Goals • Downtown Community Meeting Centers • Downtown Core Area Vision • Downtown Marketing / Business Recruitment • Downtown Parking Strategy • Downtown Redevelopment Opportunities • Early Childhood Learning Inventory and Access • Ecological Business Program • Education/Training Coordination


• Emergency Shelter Supply • Enhance Business Internship Programs • Environment-Friendly Construction Education • Environment-Friendly Construction Incentives • Events to Benefit Non-profits • Expanded After School Programs • Expanded Farmers’ Market • Expanded Volunteer Opportunities • Expand Essential Health Clinic • Expand Health Services and Capacity • Family-Wage Jobs Creation • Family-Wage Jobs Profile • Fund Pathways • Greenway Easement Advocacy • Health Care Access and Funding Advocacy • Health Care Barrier Removal • Health Care Referral Service Expansion • Health Care Services Education • Hillsboro Latino Cultural Festival • Hillsboro Motto Development • Hillsboro Public-Private Sustainability Task Force • Historic/Cultural Sites Education • Historic Structure Incentives • Host Film Events • Housing Inventory Assessment

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Housing with “Visitability” Housing Zone Formula Identify/Map Pathways Identify and Support Economic Activity Centers Identify Historic Sites Integrated Bike Network Jackson Bottom Wetlands Access Jackson Bottom Wetlands Enhancement Juvenile Fire Setting Prevention Landscaped Area Opportunities Language Network Expansion Language Network Technology Libraries as Resource Centers Promotion Library System Access Enhancement Light Pollution Program Local Fitness Promotion Local Goods and Services Procurement Local Transit System Location-Appropriate Public Safety Strategies Math and Science Education Multi-Cultural Business Resources Involvement Multi-Lingual Emergency Training Enhancement Musical Performances Expansion Natural Resource Inventory Neighborhood Gathering Places

• Neighborhood Projects Toolkit • New Arts/Crafts Fairs • New Community Food-Tasting Event • New Cultural Arts Center • New Education Action Council • New ESL Programming • New Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council • New Historic Landmarks Committee • New Latino Cultural Center Study • New Local Arts Competition • New Local Economic Development Strategy • New Local Education/High-Tech Consortium • New Local Historical Society • New Outreach Program Development • New Parks Property Identification • New Seniors and Youth Partnerships • New Tree Planting Program • New Youth After School Programs • Off-leash Dog Area • Online Technology Access • Parent Involvement in Schools • Parks and Transportation Coordination • Parks Facilities Inventory • Parks Land Incentive • Parks Land Inventory/Analysis

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• Parks Master Plan Update • Pest and Weed Control Promotion • Philanthropist and Volunteer Recognition • Philanthropy Education • Planning and Zoning Standards Evaluation • Planting Native Species • Pollution Codes Review • Pollution Hot-Lines • Promote Health Care Access for Children • Promote Participation in Local Decisions • Public Art • Public Online Centers and Computer Systems • Public Places Need/Promotion • Public Safety Issue Response Mechanisms • Public Safety Planning • Public Safety Promotion • Public Square Task Force and Development • Recreational Programs Enhancement • Regional Transportation Leadership • Regional Water Supply Leadership

• Renewable Energy Pilot Projects • Renewable Energy Source Use Promotion • Resource Area Designation and Acquisition • Resource Area Regulation • Resource Conservation Incentives • Restoration Programs Coordination • Safe Routes to School • School Resource Officers Program Continuation • Senior Housing Options • Sidewalk Completion and Repair • Signage Development and Implementation Plan • Small Business Resource Center • Smart Crossings • Stream Restoration Assessment • Streams/Wetlands Stewardship Education • Student Involvement in Government • Support Neighborhood CleanUp Days • Support Performing Groups • Surface Water Pollution Education

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• Sustainability Outreach Program • Sustainable Schools • Third Places Incentive • Third Places Site Options • Transit Service Expansion • Transit System Expansion and Promotion • Volunteer Database • Waste Reduction/Recycling Education for Youth • Waste Reduction Promotion • Water Conservation Program Development • Water Systems Support • Welcome to Hillsboro Program • Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Education • Winter Community Celebration • Wireless Networks Access • Workforce Development • Youth Arts Support • Zoning and Development Codes Revision • “Third Places” Business Support • “Visitability” Education


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Hillsboro 2035 Task Force Ted Vacek, Chair Hal Ballard Quintin Bauer Michael Brown Steve Callaway Nick Eaton

Jorjia Fields James Gleason Karen Henkemeyer Doug Johnson Jon-Michael Kowertz Jaime Miranda

Luis Nava Deanna Palm Adam Saffel Bryan Welsh Tom Wolf

Hillsboro 2020 Vision Implementation Committee 2014-2015 Doug Johnson, Chair Quintin Bauer Michael Brown Jenny Cadigan Steve Callaway Cece Clitheroe John Coulter

Paul Danko Jorjia Fields James Gleason Beth Graser Karen Henkemeyer Sia Lindstrom Deanna Palm

Heather Robinson Bruce Roll Adam Saffel Ted Vacek Bryan Welsh Tom Wolf

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Hillsboro 2035 Theme Team Participants Economy and Infrastructure

Education and Community Involvement

Health, Wellness and Safety

Livability and Recreation

Ed Arrington Jenny Cadigan Mark Clemons Saffron Cleveland Jorjia Fields Doug Johnson Jon-Michael Kowertz Josue Mondragon Don Odermott Deanna Palm Carly Riter Adam Saffel Cameron Soran Tacy Steele Pam Treece

Dr. Jeremy Brown Michael Brown Steve Callaway Aron Carleson Aubrey Clark Jocelyn Done Nick Eaton Beth Graser Steve Larson Linda Lybecker Janel McKenna Luis Nava Deanna Palm Karissa Pavlik Shahid Sheikh Kim Strelchun

Dan Aberg Olga AcuĂąa Paulina Castro Paul Danko Ignolia Duyck James Gleason Sarah Huggins Steve Krautscheid Sia Lindstrom Henry Reimann Dan Rutzick Shauna Sauer Emily Smith Storm Smith Ramsay Weit

Tina Bailey Hal Ballard Quintin Bauer Cris Caravaca Brad Choi John Coulter Kay Demlow Sean Morgan Daniel Smith Ted Vacek Laura Weigel Bryan Welsh Mayor Jerry Willey Tom Wolf

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Ted Vacek, Chair, Hillsboro 2035 Task Force Melanie Adams, Hillsboro Building Department Carol Brown, Portland General Electric Elaine Cole, Portland Community College Brian Glazebrook, NetApp Bob Grover, Hillsboro Chamber Kevin Hanway, Joint Water Commission Sharon McCarty, Hillsboro School District Willy Paul, Kaiser Permanente Karissa Pavlik, Hillsboro Youth Advisory Council Carly Riter, Intel Corp.

Heather Robinson, Hillsboro 2020 Rep. Loren Rogers, Hillsboro School District Bruce Roll, Clean Water Services Kimberley Sackman, Epson Portland, Inc.

Staff and Professional Assistance

Photo Credits

Chris Hartye, City of Hillsboro Project Manager Dacia Bakkum, City of Hillsboro Project Specialist Jason Robertson, J Robertson and Company Michele Neary, Mad Bird Design Jose Jaime, J and L Translations

City of Hillsboro Genentech Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, Inc. Hillsboro School District Infomart Data Centers Portland Community College Bruce Montgomery Jess Stewart-Maize, Lens Flare Photography Elizabeth Telle SOLVE

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