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The Tigard Vision

In 2012, the City of Tigard began a journey to define its sense of place and the strategic direction it wanted to take over the next 20 years. Our ideas came together around a strong vision to become the most walkable community in the Pacific Northwest where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives. 

Implementing the Plan
Here are the steps that we are taking to implement the plan.
Updated 7/18/16

GOAL 1: Walking and Connecting:
Facilitate walking connections to develop an identity 
Staff Lead: Brian Rager, Public Works Director
Goal One
 
  • Tour De Parks…See parts of Tigard you may not have seen before and have fun riding with friends and family.

  • Dog Days of Summer…Time for another community walk.

  • Tour of Latin America…The Fair will feature Latin food, dance performances, sugar skull face painting for kids of all ages, dance competitions and so much more!

GOAL 2: Growing and Planning 
Ensure development advances the vision
Staff Lead: Kenny Asher, Community Development Director
Goal Two 
 
  • Burnham & Ash Project: Corner building will be complete by fall. Larger building, spring '17

  • River Terrace at Bull Mountain - Orchard Park coming to life!

GOAL 3: Engaging and Communicating
Engage the community through dynamic communication
Staff Lead: Rudy Owens, Communications Strategist
 Goal  Three
 
GOAL 4: Financing and Sustaining
Fund the vision while maintaining core services
Staff Lead: Toby LaFrance, Finance Director
 Goal  Four
 

Vision and Goal

Between 2012 and 2014, the City of Tigard began a journey to define its sense of place and the strategic direction it wanted to take over the next 20 years. One of the recommendations of the 2012 Mayor's Blue Ribbon Task Force called for developing “a strategic plan that articulates a clear vision for the city." Ideas ultimately coalesced around a vision for Tigard to become a healthy, walkable and interconnected community for all.

In 2014, city staff met and talked with more than 1,200 residents and community groups about this proposed direction. We met with citizen boards, at school meetings, in neighborhoods, with service groups and at events like the Downtown Tigard Street Fair. We engaged more than 1,200 residents to gauge whether we had captured their vision for Tigard. A detailed account of our outreach can be found in this presentation and memo.

In 2014, the City Council adopted the vision the Strategic Plan with a strong vision and roadmap for the future:

Green Arrow

Vision
"The most walkable community in the Pacific Northwest where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives."

Green Arrow

Goal
The strategic plan will provide guidance and direction for the city's priorities over the next 20 years. Proactive planning for the future will provide an opportunity to grow the city in a way that is thoughtful and unique by leveraging and building on Tigard's existing strengths.

The vision has four main goals which are described in the approved Strategic Vision document and in the short plan summary

Plans for Walkable Neighborhoods

In complement to the Strategic Plan, a group of Portland State University graduate students developed “Tigard Walks: A Plan for Walkable Neighborhoods.”

The group produced the following items:

Foundation for a Walkable Community

As a part of our long-term effort, we completed a comprehensive inventory of sidewalks. The sidewalks inventory map shows the city’s existing walkable areas, where sidewalks provide walking opportunities, and also portions of the city where there are no sidewalks are sidewalks on one side of the street.

Our existing foundation and plans for the future were detailed in two videos - Imagine Tigard and The Making of a Walkable City: Tigard Begins the Journey.
 

Spotlight on the Strategic Plan
As seen in the Cityscape newsletter

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper
As part of strategic plan implementation, the City has completed a number of lighter, quicker, cheaper projects.


Walking & Biking in Tigard
In June 2015, we asked Tigard residents to tell us their favorite walking or biking path in Tigard. We have compiled the responses here.  Check out the biking map and the new walking map.

In the News

Strategic Plan


Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper:
As part of strategic plan implementation, the City has completed a number of lighter, quicker, cheaper projects.


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