Exciting changes are taking shape in Downtown Tigard! Tigard’s historic and walkable downtown has unique shopping, eating and drinking establishments, superior transit access and access to the Fanno Creek Trail. Come experience the transformation—from new building upgrades to the newly renovated Main Street. There’s something for everyone!
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City Center Futures
The Tigard Town Center Development Agency is currently undertaking a project to evaluate the future of the City Center TIF District as it approaches the final years of the Plan’s duration.
The City Center Futures projects consists of three overlapping tasks:
1. City Center TIF District Analysis
2. Redevelopment Action Plan
3. Update Downtown Vision
Tigard’s long-awaited downtown plaza! Planned to open in 2022, Universal Plaza will be a place for everyone—a community gathering spot in the heart of downtown Tigard that celebrates our shared humanity and our one shared planet. The Plaza design process will start later this year, and we’d love your participation now, through this website, or later, when we form a large committee to help guide the design process.
Located on Burnham Street and Fanno Creek, Downtown's Universal Plaza will provide access for downtown visitors and make key connections to walking trails.
This plaza will be funded through tax increment financing dollars collected in the Downtown area. The City Center Urban Renewal Plan calls to "develop urban spaces that provide active and passive recreational opportunities for pedestrians and attract residents and visitors to downtown." The development of downtown parks and public spaces are part of this goal.
Main Street at Fanno Creek Redevelopment
As part of its redevelopment plan, the city is proposing a mixed-use building and public space on Main Street overlooking Fanno Creek.
The Town Center Development Agency (TCDA) has plans to redevelop the two Main Street properties it acquired. The urban renewal agency was awarded $400,000 in grants from the EPA Brownfield Cleanup program. Cleanup work has largely been completed, and next steps of the redevelopment effort are underway. View the project timeline.
Tigard Outdoor Museum
The Outdoor Museum is mostly complete, with a new public space (Rotary Plaza) and interpretive artwork installed along the length of the trail, which uses a three-quarter-mile inactive rail corridor. The Outdoor Museum is a unique cultural resource in the City of Tigard. As a gateway into Tigard’s redeveloping downtown, the bike and pedestrian pathway celebrates local heritage and the city’s identity as a “pedestrian boulevard.”
Main Street Green Street Phase 2
Phase 1 of the Main Street Green Street project rebuilt the southern half of Main Street in Downtown Tigard, from Pacific Highway/99W to the railroad crossing. Phase 2 of the Main Street Green Street Retrofit will continue the Phase 1 improvements across the railroad tracks north to Scoffins Street. The improvements will include new street lighting, pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, and stormwater planters. Design and engineering is currently scheduled for FY 2019-20, with construction scheduled to start in Summer 2021.
For more information, please contact Senior Project Engineer Andy Newbury at 503-718-2472 or Project Coordinator Christy Zellmer at 503-718-2468.
Tigard Urban Lofts Development
Two properties are being studied with a Metro grant for potential redevelopment into transit oriented mixed use: the Nicoli property and the Tigard Transit Center. The Transit Center may be reconfigured if the SW Corridor project comes to Tigard.