Facade Improvement Program: 2009-Present
This program providematching grants to improve the facades of local businesses. The program leveraged four dollars in private investment for every one dollar of public matching grant funds. The projects have strengthened the businesses and improved Main Street’s position as a walkable commercial district.
Sherrie's Jewelry Box; Tigard Liquor Store; Café Allegro; Symposium Coffee; Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub; Tigard Main Street Cleaners; Main Street Stamp & Stationery; Under Water Works; 12562 SW Main Street
Learn more about this program and how to apply for matching funds here.
Main Street Green Street Phase II: 2017-20
Phase 2 of the Main Street Green Street Retrofit will continue the Phase 1 improvements across the railroad tracks north to Scoffins Street. The improvements will include new street lighting, pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, and stormwater planters. Design and engineering is currently scheduled for FY 2017-18, with construction in FY 2019-20.
For more information, please contact Assistant City Engineer Kim McMillan at 503-718-2642.
Main Street Green Street Phase I: 2014
Tigard's Main Street Green Street project has rebuilt the southern half of Main Street in Downtown Tigard, from Pacific Highway/99W to the railroad crossing. Funded through a $2.54 million grant from Metro, the city hired Kodiak Pacific Construction to build the project. Specific improvements include:
- New sidewalks, safer pedestrian crossings
- Street trees and landscaping
- Public art
- Energy-efficient LED streetlights
- Stormwater treatment planters
- Replacement of aging water and sewer lines
- Turn around for motorists at south end of Main Street
Targeted Improvement Program 2012-2014
This program provided matching grants for tenant improvements to attract target business types into vacant spaces. The two businesses awarded matching grants, Symposium Coffee and Jeffrey Allen Home Gallery, have attracted new customers to Main Street.
Burnham Street Public Parking Lot: 2013
The city constructed a 20-stall public parking lot on two city-owned lots on Burnham Street near the corner of Main Street. The $127,000 project was paid for with urban renewal funds.
The added parking will help offset the loss of on-street parking spaces on Main Street after construction of the Main Street Green Street project.
The Knoll at Tigard: 2012
The Knoll at Tigard is a 48 unit, seniors-only (55+), affordable housing project and the first new residential project in the urban renewal district. The 46,000 square-foot, multi-family building was developed by Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH), which is a local nonprofit that builds affordable housing throughout Washington County and southwest Portland. The project includes a community room, library, and outdoor spaces for the residents. Twelve of the units are reserved for veterans.
This project will provide housing for an underserviced senior population and will enhance the neighborhood livability by constructing public improvements including sidewalks.
"Green Features" List
- 15,000 gallon, underground cistern will collect rainwater to be used for flushing toilets in the units
- Living wall at the front entry will have vines for shade in summer, let in more light to the building in winter, and greenery year round can be enjoyed by those inside the building, in the courtyard, and passers-by
- Many building products utilize materials with recycled content
Burnham Street Improvements: 2011
In 2011, the $7 million reconstruction of Burnham Street was completed. Previously Burnham Street had several sidewalk gaps and the street surface was in poor condition.
The Burnham Street project:
Watch a video
- Added 10-18 foot sidewalks to encourage strolling
- Safer pedestrian crosswalks
- LED streetlights
- Green streetscape planters that remove pollutants from stormwater
- Undergrounded utilities
- On-street parking
- Center turn lane
about the New Burnham Street Project Celebration.