Our Town: Cooper Mountain | Leaf Disposal | Water Projects | Family Resource Fair
What New Development Can be Built on Cooper Mountain? You are invited to help us figure that out
City staff have been working on a draft zoning map and Development Code rules for Cooper Mountain based on City Council goals and the preferred approach for the area discussed late last year.
The rules will guide future development of Cooper Mountain — a 1,200-acre expansion area on Beaverton’s southwest side — and will address topics such as housing types allowed, building heights, commercial opportunities, natural resources, and tree canopy.
The zoning map and development rules haven’t been released yet. Look for opportunities this fall to join your neighbors in reviewing and commenting on them. One of the first public discussions is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Planning Commission meeting. Public comment is welcome.
To learn about other opportunities, see the proposals when they are released, and sign up for project updates (using the “Notify Me” link), visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CooperMountain.
For more information, contact Rob Zoeller, senior planner in the Community Development Department, at 503-526-3730 or rzoeller@ BeavertonOregon.gov.
Capital Improvement Program Projects at a Glance
The city has completed two major water infrastructure improvement projects to increase area reliability and help meet growing community demand.
Completion of these projects also supports long-term investments in the community’s water supply and other activities intended to diversify and extend resources even further, including the innovative Purple Pipe program and partnership in the Willamette Water Supply Program.
In Beaverton, our primary source of drinking water is surface water from the upper Tualatin River provided via the Joint Water Commission (JWC) water treatment plant. In addition, the city has the right to use water from the Scoggins Reservoir in Hagg Lake and the Barney Reservoir located on the Trask River in the Coast Range, as well as water stored in ASR wells.
The Cooper Mountain Reservoir #2 is a 5.5-million-gallon water reservoir that doubles the storage capacity for the community and serves existing and new development. The reservoir and other associated components are built in accordance with modern seismic standards and blend visually with the neighboring residential community.
The Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Well #5 expands capacity and reliability further with an additional 2 million gallons per day (MGD) to the city’s water supply. Aquifer Storage and Recovery is a way of storing drinking water underground when demand is low, then pumping it out when it is needed. This increase is enough to provide drinking water to about 15,800 new Beaverton residents and can also be used for emergency purposes, like fire protection, or when other water sources are interrupted.
To learn more about these various projects, view the city’s Capital Improvement Program dynamic document at gis.BeavertonOregon.gov/CapitalProjects.
Get Rid of Unwanted Leaves at Leaf Disposal Events
The city is hosting free leaf disposal events to allow residents to get rid of unwanted leaves.
Leaves may be bagged (paper required) or unbagged. The city will be collecting donated can goods at the locations. Residents may also make donations directly to local food banks instead.
Staff will be unable to assist residents with unloading materials. To maintain an efficient process, residents should expect to unload all materials themselves.
- Saturday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 3
- On Saturdays, drop off your leaves from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at any of the following locations: City of Beaverton Operations, 9600 SW Allen Blvd., the 160th Storage Facility, 15955 SW Shaw St., and at Southwest Bible Church, 14605 SW Weir Rd.
- On Sundays, drop off your leaves from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 160th Storage Facility, 15955 SW Shaw Street
Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/LeafDisposal or contact Public Works Supervisor Steve Curtis by phone at 503-350-3646 or email at scurtis@BeavertonOregon.gov for more information.
Family Resource Fair at the Library
Beaverton City Library will be hosting the annual Family Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the main library. This is a free, family-friendly event where you can meet with organizations that offer free and low-cost services to families.
You can learn about healthcare and early learning resources, family recreation opportunities, and how to access free food and wellness resources. Community partners will have giveaways and interactive activities for kids, and the library will be giving away free books to kids and teens.
For more information, including event details and participating organizations, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/FamilyResourceFair or call the library at 503-644-2197.