City of Hillsboro

Project Team

Angelo Planning Group
CH2M Hill
Leland Consulting Group
DKS Associates
Jeanne Lawson Associates, Inc.

Evergreen & Helvetia Concept Plans

City of Hillsboro, Oregon

APG led a project team to prepare Concept Plans for the Evergreen and Helvetia Industrial areas in the northern portion of the City of Hillsboro. Both areas were recently brought into the Urban Growth Boundary to provide industrial land to meet future employment needs in the region.  APG worked with the City, technical staff from affected agencies and two Stakeholder Advisory Groups to prepare concept plan alternatives and implementation strategies. The concept planning process focused on the following elements:

  • Industrial Development Concepts for the Evergreen andHelvetia areas that respond to the unique characteristics and opportunities of each site and implement Metro’s Title 11 requirements and conditions.
  • Market Suitability and Readiness Strategies that demonstrate the strong market basis for each concept plan.  The development concepts for both areas focus on (1) State, regional, and local goals for adequate and serviceable industrial sites; (2) Local goals for a strong employment base; and (3) property owner and developer goals for predictability and flexibility. 
  • Stakeholder Readiness and Community Awareness Methods that recognize the varied characteristics and stakeholder support and readiness for industrial development. 
  • Public Infrastructure and Service Availability Assessments that recognize that infrastructure availability and financing will be a key factor to support timely development. 
  • Implementation Strategies that result in implementation strategies and tools and comprehensive plan and ordinance amendments.

Both Concept Plans were adopted by the City of Hillsboro. Information on the Evergreen and Helvetia Concept Plans is available online at

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