Why Is Housing Variety Important to You?  

In the last nine months, renters, homeowners, multigenerational families, single parents, affordable housing providers, older adults, and more have let us know why housing variety is important to them. Now is your chance to see what they had to say and contribute your ideas. 

Community members and stakeholders participated in virtual open houses, community meetings and interviews to share their thoughts on where and how we should allow diverse housing types in existing neighborhoods through the Housing Options Project (HOP) and future neighborhoods through the Cooper Mountain Community Plan. 

People had a lot to say! On the HOP website, you will find a public engagement report that describes participants’ values and priorities for housing variety in residential neighborhoods. Community members’ comments included thoughts about how new housing could build community and what qualities make neighborhoods feel more welcoming. 

And stay tuned for more Cooper Mountain Community Plan engagement opportunities that will ask for the community’s thoughts on how to plan for new homes, integrate natural areas, provide road and trail connections, and allow commercial opportunities.  

The conversation is just beginning. Community ideas are essential for addressing housing needs and priorities in Beaverton. We’ve heard from many of you, but we’d like to hear from more of you! Look for opportunities to share your ideas in September and October by visiting the project sites below and signing up for email or text updates. We’ll notify you when new information is available and events are scheduled. 

 If you would like to know more about the Housing Options Project, contact Rob Zoeller of the Community Development Department at 503-319-0329 or visit www.BeavertonOregon. gov/HOP. If you would like to know more about the Cooper Mountain Community Plan, contact Cassera Phipps of the Community Development Department at 503-319-9414 or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CooperMountain