Not only is the infill an eye sore for previous residents but it also has made traffic much worse. And it isn't that a new house is a horrible thing to look at but when you are staring right into your neighbors window when before there was only trees, that would be considered an eye sore. Unfortunately the traffic, the eye sores and the change in the feel of the community could have been avoided with a little city planning back in the 70's and 80's when it all began. We are now dealing with that lack of planning. But not all is lost, their are still things that can be done. Whether we like it or not suburbia is turning into and urban village, all we can do is plan for it. Officials are looking to city "centers" to take on the new comers. The idea is to transform downtown Tigard and the 99W area into little hubs with high-end condos, stores, restaurants and offices. This will decrease the need for driving, and therefore lighten the traffic.
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