Tigard voters approved a Downtown Improvement Plan in May 2005 which includes improvements to Fanno Creek Park and a plaza for Tigard residents to call their own. The city council will soon be getting together to decide on a location for the new plaza. The possible locations include the carwash on Main Street directly across from Burnham Road, the Dolan property between Stevens Marine and the Tigard Liquor Store on Main Street, the liquor-store site on the southwest corner of Main Street and Burnham Road and the most likely choice which is the Stevens Marine property on Burnham Road. The council is leaning toward this last location because the opportunity for development nearby is greater. The adjacent areas could hold condominiums and shops.
The idea is for Tigard to have a visible, central location that all can go to. It will include an amphitheater, fountain, a public gathering spot and a farmers market. It is just in the idea stage right now so breaking-ground won't be for 2-5 years.
The Oregonian, Wednesday, August 22, 2007 pgE3
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