A collaborative planning effort between governing bodies and residents across the region, the Damascus/Boring Concept Plan aims to develop approximately 12,000 acres of land in Clackamas County. The plan came after a 2002 regional decision to include the acreage within the urban growth boundary.
Components of the plan include:
- a land-use element that identifies a combination of uses and densities that support local and regional needs, provides a diverse range of housing, and identifies commercial and industrial employment opportunities that create opportunities for residents to work near their home
- a transportation system element that serves regional and community travel needs and informs the planning process for the Sunrise Corridor Project
- a natural resources element that identifies natural resource areas and protection strategies
- a public infrastructure and facilities element and funding strategies for providing water, sewer, stormwater, parks, schools, fire and police services.
The plan was completed with the cooperation of the cities of Damascus and Happy Valley, Clackamas County, Metro, the Oregon Department of Transportation, a 26-member advisory committee, and area residents.
Learn more about the recommended concept plan on the City of Damascus site