Latest Urban growth boundary Stories

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Tyler Graf Washington County planners hope that sometime in 2009 they will be able to move ahead with their plan to develop 500 acres of land on West Bull Mountain, revamping the unincorporated area near Beaverton and Tigard by adding housing, parks and mixed-use commercial centers. The county is halfway through the first phase of its three-phase planning process. At a community planning forum last week, planners laid out three slightly different possibilities for developing the land....

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By Tyler Graf With a goal of protecting rural land south of Lake Oswego, Metro has purchased 25 acres of land in the Stafford Basin for $1.8 million. The triangle-shaped area, which is located in the Tualatin River basin, includes five lots that will now be protected from future development. The purchase is Metro's first in the basin, and came from a natural-areas bond measure that passed in 2006. The measure set aside $227 million to protect natural lands near rivers and streams....

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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