MARK YOUR CALENDARS for 2014:
Weekly meetings with the Main Street Green Street project team will kick-off
Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 7-8 a.m.
Learn about the City of Tigard’s Main Street Green Street
project, future plans and other Downtown Tigard revitalization efforts.
We’ll be in the Huddle Room at Symposium Coffee. Bring
your questions and chat with Tigard staff about the construction schedule
and ways we can work together to keep downtown open for business.
Fanno Creek Trail Project|
(Main Street to Grant Avenue)
Construction is Underway (August 2013)
The City of Tigard will begin construction of a section of the Fanno Creek trail in August 2013.
Construction is expected to be completed in November. This new trail section will be installed along Fanno Creek
from Main Street in Downtown Tigard, through an existing underpass beneath Pacific Highway (99W), to Grant Avenue.
This trail is a key part of the larger Fanno Creek Greenway Trail which extends from Portland to Tualatin.
For additional information contact:
Engineering Manager Kim McMillan
OFFICE: 503-718-2642 | CELL: 503-866-5784
- Installation of an 8- to 10-foot wide concrete trail.
- Stormwater quality treatment along Grant Avenue.
- Restoration of the native plants along Fanno Creek.
- Pacific Highway (99W) underpass lighting.
- Improved pedestrian access from Grant Avenue/Fanno Creek bridge to Johnson Street.
New Public Parking Opens in Downtown Tigard
(July 10, 2013)
The city has constructed a 20-stall paved public parking lot on two city-owned lots on
Burnham Street near the corner of Main Street. The $127,000 project is paid for with urban renewal funds.
The parking lot will provide free parking for shoppers and downtown employees.
The new lot will be a permanent downtown feature that could be expanded in the future through a public/private
partnership. 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 scheduled to start in early 2014.
This project will retrofit the southern half of Main Street, from Pacific Highway 99W to the railroad
corridor, to full green street standards and provide a multi-modal corridor to serve the
downtown area. These changes will help create a more distinctive town center for Tigard
and create an identity for the downtown. The green street design is one of the key
catalyst projects identified in the Tigard Downtown Improvement Plan (TDIP) and is
intended to stimulate new development in the downtown.
Important elements of this project include widening of sidewalks and reconfiguration of
Main Street to create a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and to demonstrate environmental
stewardship. There will be a strong pedestrian emphasis with wider sidewalks, landscaping,
new street lighting, and street trees. The green aspect includes sustainable
elements such as pavers and pervious areas where storm runoff can infiltrate
naturally, as opposed to being piped underground. The design is part of Tigard's
overall sustainability theme throughout the downtown.
The Main Street Green Street Project is possible due to an unprecedented $2.54 million
in grant funds awarded to Tigard. The main features include redirection of
stormwater runoff from a piped system to a surface treatment system located
along the sidewalk and parking areas, and planting of wide-canopied
street trees. The finished product will improve vehicular, bicycle and
pedestrian circulation which will encourage people to enter
the downtown area, supporting local businesses, and discourage Pacific Highway
99W traffic from using Main Street as a high traffic bypass.
The design for this project will build upon input received for the Tigard
Downtown Streetscape Design Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is a green street?
A. A green street can be defined as a street designed to:
- integrate a system of stormwater management within its right of way
- reduce the amount of water that is piped directly to streams and rivers
- be a visible component of a system of "green infrastructure" that is incorporated into the aesthetics of the community
- make the best use of the street tree canopy for stormwater interception as well as temperature mitigation and air quality improvement
- ensure the street has the least impact on its surroundings, particularly at locations where it crosses a stream or other sensitive area
- the design and construction of green streets is one component of a larger watershed approach to improving the region's water quality, and requires a more broad-based alliance for its planning, funding, maintenance, and monitoring
For more information about the Main Street Green Street Project, please contact
Project Manager Kim McMillan at email@example.com
Who's the Consultant Working Main Street?
Rick Williams Consulting
Who's Who on Main Street?
Peter Louw has been the proprietor of the Tigardville Station Pub & Grill
for the past three years. In that time, Pete has put a lot of time, energy and
money into upgrading the look of his establishment. He has painted, and installed
pavers and an awning on the Main Street frontage of the building. The most recent
improvement is the mural that Chris Babin did on the side of the building facing
the WES tracks. Won't riders be in for a visual treat? Pete's business serves
lunch and dinner, seven days a week.