Beaverton: consider Cedar Mill concerns when renewing Peterkort Co. PUD Land Use application

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Beaverton: consider Cedar Mill concerns when renewing Peterkort Co. PUD Land Use application

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Virginia Bruce started this petition to Beaverton Community Development Director Cheryl Twete

In 2014, the City of Beaverton approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) application from Peterkort Co. to develop approximately 80 acres of its land around the intersection of Barnes Rd., and Cedar Hills Bl., into a mix of residential, office and commercial. Peterkort Co. is now asking the city to approve an extension for another two years.

Residents of Cedar Mill and surrounding areas are concerned about several issues related to the renewal: the US 26 eastbound offramp to Cedar Hills Bl.; the lack of sidewalks on Barnes Rd.; and threats to the community trail between the West Haven neighborhood and Barnes.

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been waiting for the development of the Peterkort PUD to fix this mess. We hear that a solution may be in the works, but the delay in the Peterkort PUD is part of the problem. This needs to be addressed before 2018. (see http://cedarmill.org/news/1115/TrafficTangles.html)

We believe that it is important that sidewalks are built soon to fill in the gaps on Barnes between St. Vincents and the Sunset Transit Center, and the gap west of Cedar Hills Bl. (shown on map).

A trail has led from the West Haven neighborhood to Barnes Rd (the 95th Avenue Trail) for many years. Peterkort Co. has recently posted "No Trespassing" signs, and the neighbors are concerned that this action will jeopardize the "Public Access Easement" which can be applied to continuously-used trails. The trail allows West Haven residents to walk to the Sunset Transit Center and keeps many cars off the road and out of the inadequate STC parking lot.

Public comments on the proposed renewal are due WEDNESDAY, December 2 at 4 pm. This petition will be submitted to Beaverton with your comments as long as you include your name and mailing address with your signature in the comments section.

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This petition had 435 supporters