The construction of the Beaverton Public Safety Center (PSC) was completed in 2020, including the creation of a new public plaza at the corner of Southwest Hall Boulevard and Southwest Allen Boulevard. The new plaza features an illuminated art installation by Blessing Hancock made of steel engraved with words collected from community members at the 2019 Beaverton Night Market events. With the sculpture installed, the city is seeking public input for the name of the new plaza.
Potential suggestions can include Beaverton residents (living or deceased) who have made a significant contribution to the city, names honoring the tribal lands on which the PSC rests, or general suggestions related to community.
A committee composed of representatives from the Diversity Advisory Board, Beaverton Arts Commission, and the Central Beaverton, Highland, and Vose Neighborhood Associations will review the public submissions and create a shortlist of suggestions to present to City Council for consideration in June. A public unveiling of the plaza will be held in August.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Mar. 31. All submissions must include an explanation for the suggestion to provide context for the reviewing committee.
Learn more and submit your ideas at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/PSCPlaza.