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City Facilities Consolidation Project

Community Conversations about City Campus Redevelopment Begin
(January 22, 2021)
“This is an important step forward for Tigard. Our community is growing, and our existing facilities are expensive to maintain because they are reaching end of useful life, they are significantly undersized, and seismically unsafe,” Tigard Mayor Jason Snider. “Rather than delaying longer to solve this problem, we think we’ve found a way to solve two problems at once. We can save our residents money and provide badly needed housing for people of all incomes.”
 


Shaping the Future of Tigard


Tigard is growing and our city facilities are aging, undersized and need very expensive repairs and system replacements. To meet the needs of our community now and into the future, we’re considering consolidating city services in two new buildings that will save Tigard residents money over time, improve the safety of our facilities, add affordable housing, and support a vibrant downtown core.

How could this serve the community?

  • Adding a new community room in city hall.
  • Providing additional parking for downtown visitors with a new parking structure.
  • Creating new tax revenues from potential downtown development.
  • Maintaining safe city structures and access to essential services in the event of an earthquake.
  • Improving the security, training and operations space for Tigard Police Department, leading to continued improvements in emergency response and safety.    


Why is this project necessary?

City's Maintenance Backlog = $14 Million by 2026City buildings need expensive, extensive repairs.

Maintenance backlog: $14 million by 2026. Another $19 million is required to bring the city’s four buildings up to current seismic standards.


Population has grown from 25,000 to 55,000Existing city buildings do not serve Tigard’s current and future needs.

Since city hall was constructed in mid-1980s, Tigard’s population has more than doubled. The police building was designed in the mid-1980s for 31 staff.


Act now to save $33 million in savings over the new 20 yearsBuilding two new facilities is more cost effective than repairing and upgrading our current buildings.

It is estimated the savings to Tigard over 20 years is about $33 million.

 


New Possibilities for Tigard City Facilities Consolidation Flyer
We have the opportunity to reimagine the city’s facilities to support Tigard’s vision for a more walkable, healthy, and inclusive downtown.

  • Existing city properties could be redeveloped into about 500 new apartments including affordable homes for 150 households.
  • New housing would promote downtown development, which could lead to more shopping, dining, and increase walkability.
  • The new city hall would connect with exciting changes taking shape downtown – from the newly revitalized Main Street to the long-awaited community gathering place at Universal Plaza.


Public Involvement
The city is listening to community voices to plan a solution that works for Tigard! Please contact us at CFCproject@tigard-or.gov if you would like to schedule a briefing for your organization.

Upcoming briefings:

Prior 2021 briefings:


Why Now?

  • Resiliency: We want to plan for the unexpected and to be there for our residents when it matters—new facilities that meet seismic standards will allow us to continue operations after a major earthquake.
  • Cost: If we don’t take action soon, we would need to continue to pay for expensive repairs and renting additional facility space. Construction costs will also continue to go up—likely by seven percent each year. And if we replace the facilities by 2025, we can do it without raising property tax rates.
Who's Listening

Kenny Asher
Community Development Director

Nadine Robinson
Central Services Director


Key Project Features

  • Construct a new city hall/police station and a shared use parking garage on existing Public Works site. 
  • Relocate the public works services, facility and yard.
  • Redevelop the current city hall site for market rate and affordable housing.
  • Bring more housing and parking to the downtown.
  • Potentially relocate and enhance Jim Griffith Memorial Skate Park across Burnham St. 

City Council Weighs In
The City Hall complex opened in 1986. What would the community be surprised to know about the current state of city facilities?

Mayor Snider: "Just how undersized the facilities are for current staffing (particularly acute in the police department) and how many contractors have told us to just stop calling for repairs because they can’t do anything further (chronic roof leak in in the police department is an example)."

H. Lueb: "There isn't enough space for female officers to all have locker space."

J. Goodhouse: "That the current City Hall is an aging building with millions of dollars of structural repair needed, the space for the Police Department is drastically under sized and inadequate to accommodate the needs of Tigard’s Police and not built to withstand an earthquake."

L. Newton: "The police facilities are woefully in need of major repair - new roof and HVAC,  and lack of sufficient locker space for especially for female officers."

J. Shaw: "There isn't enough locker room space for our female officers."

E. Calderon: "There isn't enough locker room space for our female officers."


Project Timeline

  • Winter – Spring 2021: Visioning and preliminary design for new city hall and public works sites; Identify site and building design options for new city hall and public works sites.
  • Summer – Fall 2021: Continued site and building design development for new city hall and public works sites.
  • November 2021: Potential vote.
  • May 2022: If approved, construction of new public works building.
  • Summer 2023: If approved, construction of new city hall.

Project Funding
The project cost is estimated at $148 million. Tigard residents would be asked to approve an extension of current property tax rates in November 2021. Additional financing would be provided through a combination of utility rate increases, special revenue funds, photo red light and vehicular speed enforcement bond revenue, tax increment financing and land sale proceeds.

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