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Hillsboro City Council approves plan for AmberGlen housing complex
Published: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 7:15 AM Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 7:15 AM
Casey Parks, The Oregonian By Casey Parks, The Oregonian

HILLSBORO -- A Tanasbourne site originally intended for a Hillsboro library will become a high-density housing complex, under a plan unveiled this week.

On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved an agreement to sell the five-acre property at Northwest Cornell Road and John Olsen Avenue to West Hills Development for $3.5 million. West Hills is the parent company for Arbor Homes, which will build the complex.

The development will be the first high-density housing complex inside the city's planned mixed-used, urban AmberGlen community. The city asked developers to build at least 200 units, said Assistant Planning Manager Colin Cooper, but the company could build more. Eventually the city hopes to bring between 5,000 and 7,000 units into the AmberGlen area, and this is a good first step, Cooper said.

"We think Arbor is going to push the upper limit of what can be built on the site without structured parking for a residential project," Cooper said. "We think they have a good preliminary plan that relates well to both the site and the surrounding street frontage, as well as the Rock Creek Greenway."

Later this month, the City Council will begin holding public hearings on proposed zoning changes to AmberGlen. Those changes would help transform the business park into a neighborhood more like Portland's Pearl District. The new zones will require a minimum of 45 dwelling units per acre.

The city paid $1.5 million for the land in 1999, intending to build a 60,000-square-foot library and police precinct. But in 2004, voters rejected the $25.5 million bond intended to pay for its construction. Instead, the city bought and renovated an existing building on Brookwood Parkway for about $13 million. The Hillsboro Main Library opened there in 2007.

When the city first placed the Tanasbourne site on the market in 2007, officials said about $2 million of the earnings would go toward financing the new library. City spokeswoman Barbara Simon said Wednesday that the money from the sale has not been allocated yet but would go into the facilities management funds.

Mayor Jerry Willey said the sale "means we can fund some of the projects we have earmarked. And somebody's going to develop the property. It's a win-win."

The site has gone through three other proposed sales since the city decided not to use it as a library. The first two bidders withdrew their offers, citing poor market conditions. Most recently, Polygon Northwest Company negotiated an offer in June 2011 but terminated the agreement in November.

-- Casey Parks

http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/...l_approve.html
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So I'm assuming the big building is the actual fab? What's the building you worked on? (If it's not breaking your NDA)
It's called the PUB (Process Utility Building).

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South Hillsboro will be 'development-ready' next year, city planners say
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 4:52 PM Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 5:01 PM
By Casey Parks, The Oregonian

After 15 years of planning, South Hillsboro could become a reality next year, the city has announced.

In Thursday's packed open house inside Brown Middle School, city planners said the city will begin looking for voluntary annexations soon. This summer, the council will consider approving a comprehensive plan for the 1,417-acre mixed-use area.

But before then, the city has a lot of work to do, said Jeannine Rustad, the city's urban planner.

"I keep telling people, 'See how much gray hair I have before the end of this,'" she said.

In 1998, Hillsboro began planning for the community, which is outside city limits. Leaders intended it to be a "complete community." That means schools within walking distance, parks, trails, a main street with a town center, and 11,000 diverse homes.

The city council endorsed the plan in 2008, but staff soon realized it didn't have a solid transportation plan to accommodate the growth.

Last year, the city secured a $250,000 Transportation and Growth Management grant then began working on a study of Tualatin Valley Highway, as well as local transportation solutions for South Hillsboro. The local fixes include developing Southwest Cornelius Pass into the area's main corridor, possibly expanding it to five lanes and linking it to Southwest Alexander and Blanton street extensions. The city is also looking at improvements for the intersection of Southwest 209th Avenue and Tualatin Valley Highway. Now the city is considering two development options. Both include a mix of low-, medium- and high-density housing. One option includes an additional mixed-use neighborhood center at Southwest 229th Avenue and Rosedale Road. The planning commission will review a blend of the options at its April 11 meeting.

Rustad said the city will reach out to property owners in the area this summer to offer incentives for voluntary annexation. Members from Aloha's citizen participation organization bristled at that news, but Rustad insisted the city respects the Aloha-Reedville area, which is adjacent to South Hillsboro.

"The city does not like to come and forcibly grab you in," Rustad said.

At Aloha's last CPO meeting, some members said the South Hillsboro plan does not include enough jobs. Aloha has about 55,000 residents but only 7,000 jobs, according to a Washington County report released last fall. Many in Aloha hoped South Hillsboro might bring more jobs.

Rustad said the area is just one piece of the city's plan for Western Washington County. City studies show that by 2015 or 2017, the area will have a shortage of housing, not jobs, she said. She added that South Hillsboro will create retail and commercial jobs.

Even if developers begin building next year, the project won't see a full build-out for 20 more years. But the area's two biggest property owners -- Newland Communities, which owns the 463-acre former St. Mary's property, and Joe Hanauer, who owns the 189-acre Butternut Creek parcel -- are eager to start.

"They've been ready, willing and waiting a long time," Rustad said.

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I'm glad they're doing this, but is there no where closer to MAX that could have been zoned this way? I mean, here we have a linear area of land that is 1) far away from the MAX line and 2) runs perpendicular to it anyway. As much as like seeing higher density requirements in the suburbs, this doesn't do much for me.
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Hillsboro planning massive AmberGlen development
POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 03:16 PM PT
Daily Journal of Commerce BY: Reed Jackson

http://djcoregon.com/news/2012/05/21...n-development/

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Hillsboro’s suburban skyline could soon become taller.

The city recently approved an ordinance to rezone a Tanasbourne business park and make way for the AmberGlen Community Plan, a 20-year growth strategy expected to produce multiple commercial and residential high-rise buildings.

The 606-acre development planned between 185th and 206th avenues will create more shopping and dining opportunities, but also provide convenient housing options for people working at technology and retail corporations nearby, said Colin Cooper, a planning manager for the city. It also will help Hillsboro handle the influx of residents but remain inside the urban growth boundary...
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...Approximately 6,000 new medium- to high-density residential units are expected to be built, as well as 3 million square feet of office space and 500,000 square feet of retail. A large park will sit in the middle, while green pathways will be spread throughout to connect the property to Rock and Bronson creeks.

Transportation access will also be a key element of the development; a facility is being planned to incorporate multiple TriMet bus lines and the MAX blue line...
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Revived project will bring two new hotels to Hillsboro
Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:21 PM
By Sally Ho, The Oregonian

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HILLSBORO -- The city has limited involvement with the two new hotels coming to Hillsboro, but the developer is no stranger to the scene.

Seattle-based developer, InnVentures, Inc., confirmed they hope to break ground as early as this month on a 4.9-acre plot at Northwest Tanasbourne Drive and Northwest John Olsen Place. The company already operates three other hotels in the city (and one each in Tigard and Portland), including two Marriott properties about a half mile from the site of the new hotels.

The first of the new hotels will be a seven-story, 165-room Embassy Suites and will be built on the northwest corner, according to the land use approval documents. A second hotel will sit adjacent on the northeast side of the land as a four-story, 106-room Hampton Inn and Suites...
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...The Hampton Inn will be a smaller hotel with a lower price point. The Embassy Suites will be a full-service, long-stay hotel, with a restaurant and meeting rooms. At seven stories, the Embassy Suites will also become the city’s building with the most floors, although it won’t be the tallest. That title will remain with Intel's D1X plant, Cooper said...
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I work RIGHT THERE. I guess it's going to be on the lot adjacent to the already developed lots at the intersection of the two roads.

Exciting stuff. Keeping track of this will be a breeze for me.
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Yakima Bears agree to Hillsboro's terms for baseball deal

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“The team and the (Northwest) League have approved the term sheet and all aspects of this project are moving forward,” Willey said at about noon in Tuesday’s online chat. “We don't foresee any issues to progressing to our ultimate goal of playing baseball in June 2013.”

The 20-year offer sheet was approved unanimously by the city on June 5 and the team and league approved it -- without changes -- on June 8, according to city spokeswoman Mary Loftin.

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I'm glad they're doing this, but is there no where closer to MAX that could have been zoned this way? I mean, here we have a linear area of land that is 1) far away from the MAX line and 2) runs perpendicular to it anyway. As much as like seeing higher density requirements in the suburbs, this doesn't do much for me.
Should we have a looped MAX line to connect Hillsboro to Tigard? Or high-frequency bus service (remember the old "frequent bus" that Trimet touted 8 years ago?)?
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Hillsboro Baseball: Evolution of a deal

Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 5:24 PM Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 6:12 PM
By Sally Ho, The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/..._river_default

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The Oregonian obtained drafts of the negotiated term sheet between the city of Hillsboro and Short Season LLC. Here is a detailed summary and analysis (in italics) of the five drafts that defined the deal for the Yakima Bears' relocation to Hillsboro next season:


Draft 1, April 6, 2012:

STADIUM COSTS: Team to contribute unspecified amount of money to the stadium build - This clause is eliminated in all subsequent drafts

RENT: $150,000 with 3 percent annual increase - It remains throughout negotiations, despite the team hitting back in an email after Draft 4

PRE-DEVELOPMENT COSTS: Team to pay all pre-approved, pre-development expenses, including consulting and legal fees - An unspecified maximum amount for this clause appears in Draft 2 but the clause is eliminated entirely in subsequent drafts

PARKING: City to keep all parking revenue - This clause is amended in drafts 2, 4 and 5, but the city eventually prevails with full control of operations and revenue

TICKETS: Team to pay a $2 per-ticket surcharge to the city - This clause is amended in drafts 3, 4 and 5, moving the city from collecting up to $3, down to just the prevailing $1

PROFIT-SHARING: After the first $250,000 in net revenue, 50-50 profit sharing for game events and 70-30 profit sharing for the city and team, respectively, for non-game team events - Profit sharing for non-game team events is eliminated in Draft 3 and the entire clause disappears in Draft 4 and 5

REPAIRS: Team to pay for 25 percent for capital repairs and maintenance beyond $200,000 - This is changed to $250,000 in Draft 2

POURING RIGHTS: Revenue from the third-party beverage distributor to be split 80-20 between city and team, respectively; Sale of alcohol is an open issue - Non-alcoholic beverages is added in Draft 2 and no mention of alcohol appears again

CONCESSIONS: If the city controls concessions by hiring a third-party operator, the operator will pay the team the net revenue from team events; If the team controls concessions, the team must pay 20 percent of the net revenue to the city – Term is amended in every draft and the city and team agree in Draft 5 to create a separate agreement for concessions


Draft 2, April 19, 2012

PARKING: Amended for city to keep either $2 per vehicle or 50 percent of all revenue (whichever is greater) for team events; Team and city to decide who will operate parking


Draft 3, April 20, 2012

RENT: Amended to a 20 percent rate increase on the 6th, 11th and 16th anniversaries - The increase is changed back to the 3 percent annual in drafts 4 and 5

TICKETS: Amended to a defined $2 surcharge, with $1 to the city and $1 to a capital expenditure fund -- controlled by the city -- for repairs; The fund will cover the team’s portion of repairs beyond $250,000; Beyond the first 100,000 tickets in a season, another $1 surcharge will be allocated to the city - The third dollar surcharge is eliminated in Draft 4; In Draft 5, the surcharge is lowered to $1 and the city-controlled fund is eliminated


Draft 4, May 7, 2012
PARKING: The clause is changed to $3 per vehicle or 50 percent of all revenue (whichever is greater) for team events; the city is to operate parking

In response to this draft, Northwest League President Bob Richmond writes in an email: “...the league members were very clear they will not approve the current revenue lines with the proposed rent increases, parking lot split and ticket surcharge.” Richmond asks if the city will consider taking a percentage of the ticket price, instead of a flat dollar amount. He also insists the team control concessions at the stadium at all times.


Draft 5, June 5, 2012 - This term sheet is approved and is the framework for the official contract. See it here.

RENT: $150,000 with 3 percent annual increase


CONCESSIONS: Team to run concessions at the stadium for the first two years, keeping all profits during game days; City and team will approve a separate agreement for concessions

PARKING: City to keep all parking revenue and operate parking

TICKETS: Team to pay a $1 ticket surcharge

Although terms were introduced, the prevailing term sheet has the team free from a financial contribution to the stadium, the pre-development costs and any profit-sharing with the city.

Full terms of the concessions and naming rights remain unseen, because the approved term sheet calls for a separately negotiated agreement for those terms. The pouring rights clause disappears but could reappear as part of the separate concessions agreement.
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Hillsboro stadium cost: Between $13.4 million and $15.2 million

Vancouver stadium cost: Up to $23 million

Short Season's financial contribution for Vancouver: Up to $6.9 million

Short Season's financial contribution for Hillsboro: $0

Number of negotiation drafts required: 5

Number of days from first to last negotiation draft: 60 days

Negotiated rent: $150,000 with 3 percent annual increase

Rent revenue at the end of the 20-year contract: $4,030,556.07
Annual cost to city taxpayers for bond: About $1 million
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These apartments are looking even more uglier as construction continues. A hodgepodge of too many paint colors, brick colors, and wood siding styles. Yuck.

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I hope Milwaukie gets a team too. I'm not driving out to Hillsboro.
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Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Commission to discuss buying land for AmberGlen "central park"
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on October 22, 2012 at 2:46 PM, updated October 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM

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HILLSBORO -- The Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Commission will discuss whether to buy nearly five acres of land to set aside for a "central park" in the city's AmberGlen community.

If authorized, the city would pay as much as $3.1 million for the property. Last November the commission approved a capital improvement plan that set the price for the property at $1.02 million. That price was subsequently updated on Aug. 14, after a parks commissioned and appraisal, according to staff reports.

The city would use system development charges (SDCs) to purchase the land. The city council would need to approve the agreement with AmberGlen LLC., the current landowner.

The land is between AmberGlen Parkway, Northwest Gibbs Drive and Compton Way, according to city documents.

The commission is also hearing an update on the department's collection rates SDCs as well as updates on current and future department projects, such as the Orenco Woods master plan.

An intergovernmental agreement between Hillsboro, Cornelius and Forest Grove regarding how to best align the Council Creek Trail is also on the docket.

Hillsboro is being asked to front up to $10,000 in system development charges for the study, largely funded by federal funds.

The commission will also hold an executive session to discuss buying additional lands for park development.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets Oct. 23 at 7 a.m., 4400 N.W. 229th Ave, Hillsboro.

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Intel plans massive expansion to $3B D1X fab
Portland Business Journal by Erik Siemers , Business Journal staff writer
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 9:28am PDT - Last Modified: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12:04pm PDT

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Intel Corp. on Wednesday announced it will expand its $3 billion D1X research fab in Hillsboro, in a project that could double the size of the facility, now under construction.

Intel spokesman Bill MacKenzie said the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker (NASDAQ: INTC) won't disclose the size of the expansion or the amount to be invested, though he said it would be "comparable" to D1X. That suggests the entire project will approach $6 billion in cost and twice the originally planned square footage.

The expansion will also include building an office building, a manufacturing support building and a parking structure.

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MacKenzie referred to original D1X project as Mod1. The expansion will feature a second module, called Mod2, that will be built onto Mod1.

It will serve the same research and development function — in other words, it won't be a high-volume production facility. The expansion, MacKenzie said, simply adds additional capacity to that work.

"It’s really just an extension of D1X," MacKenzie said.

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Work on the extension will also begin in 2013 and will take more than two years to complete. The company expects to begin installing manufacturing tools in Mod2 sometime in 2015.

Erik Siemers covers footwear and apparel, technology, energy, manufacturing and ports.
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