Originally Posted by MarkDaMan
oh, you're serious. There used to be a Beaverton Round thread but I think it is gone. Couldn't find it in the search. If you find information post it here. I hardly ever read Beaverton's news...since their tallest is a parking structure I've just stopped anticipating anything decent would form.
I rode the MAX a few weeks ago all the way to Hillsboro. The Round has around 5+ excavaators digging holes and pounding in piles for new buildings. I read something, somewhere, saying that Beaverton or the developer is building more stuff there.
However, that 8-story concrete parking garage doesn't exactly help the area. And they honestly need to hire a REAL architectural firm to masterplan it out and make it interesting. "You have to spend money to make money," as the saying goes.
Beaverton just doesn't have a bloody clue as to what they're doing - the city refuses to take the initiative in pushing anything, and as a result gets the lowest of the low in terms of developmentally risky and interesting projects: yesteryear's proven formulaic development is the norm.
On the other hand, land prices in the 26 corridor are supposedly now high enough to make "high-er" rises pencil out. So we might see some dispersed, taller, still autodependant development in various spots around the 'tron.