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City of Tigard

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. 

Strategic Plan Updates

  1. Tree for All Volunteer Activity – Come on out and join us for a regional tree planting event.
  2. SW Corridor – Check out Metro’s interactive map and share your preferences for the SW Corridor route.
  3. Pedestrian Improvements - The street crew has paved a new shoulder walkway along the north side of North Dakota Street to give people more space to walk along North Dakota between Gallo Avenue and 114th Place.
  4. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Tigard currently has 6 job openings.
  5. The pursuit of walkability - We've worked with a developer to add some new sidewalk along the west side of 115th Avenue between Fonner and Terrace Trails.
  6. Blood Drive – There are still spots available!  Sign up to donate this Wednesday, 9 am -2:30 pm, at the Tigard Library.
  7. Leaves, leaves, and more leavesWant to know when your street will be swept? Check out this awesome web map.
  8. Speaking of leaves… The next drop off event will be held Nov. 18th at Cook Park.
  9. Interested in public service? - Tigard is seeking volunteers for various boards and committees.
  10. Looking to start a small business? Tigard has the tools to help you succeed. Check out our 10 steps to starting a small business.

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:

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

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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


Value of Place
Four different ways your city is building connections.

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

Walking & Biking in Tigard
Check out our biking map and walking map.

 

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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