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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Downtown Tigard's Universal Plaza
Preliminary design work has started on Downtown's Universal Plaza, a city park and event space large enough to hold major events. Conceptual plans feature a splash pad, tree canopy maze, artwork and tool sharing pavilion.
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 urban renewal 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 Street Heritage Trail
The Tigard Street Heritage Trail uses a three-quarter-mile inactive rail corridor and provides a safe, off-street trail connecting to Tigard's Downtown. When fully designed, it will include lighting, landscaping, trail amenities, and cultural components. A small plaza will also be developed with amenities where the trail meets Main Street.
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 in FY 2020-21.
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.