Beaverton. Durham. King City. Tigard. Sherwood. Tualatin. Wilsonville. Plus unincorporated areas.
We live in a regional community. Metro has a critical role in listening to all the voices in that community – cities, counties, and special districts. Metro can be a nutritive matrix that provides local jurisdictions with tools and encourages innovation within a context of a shared regional community, culture, economy, and natural environment. Transportation, waste management, land use management, culture, and parks and open space must be managed for the good of all and there is great efficiency of cost in a cooperative regional approach.
Metro District 3 includes the portion of Beaverton (2019 total population estimate of 100,000) south of TV Highway. This area s largely residential but also includes some municipal services such as the library. Major corridors are TV Highway and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway-Farmington Road, Hall and Murray Boulevards, and Oregon 217. Beaverton is the northern terminus of WES – a commuter rail link.
Tigard is a city of approximately 55,000 resident and boasts a health mix of residential and commercial and industrial land uses. The city is split by Oregon 217 and Hwy 99W. Hall Boulevard, SW 72nd Avenue, and Durham Road are other key corridors. The city is served by WES and will be served by the SW Corridor MAX. Tigard borders the Tualatin River on the north.
Durham is a small residential enclave between Tigard and Tualatin. It has a population of approximately 2000 and is the smallest city in the district. It is served by I-5 and SW 72nd and Durham Road. The city is adjacent to the proposed terminus of the SW MAX at Bridgeport Village. Durham is not served by WES.
With a population of about 4000, King City lies on both sides of Hwy 99W immediately south of Tigard. It has recently expanded and is growing rapidly. It has a large proportion of retirement residential areas. It s primarily residential.
The 3rd largest urban area in District #3 with a population of around 30,000. It is a mix of residential types and has a large commercial and industrial area. It lies on the south bank of the Tualatin River. Major traffic corridors include Hwy 99W, Tualatin Oregon 210) and Tualatin-Sherwood Roads, and Boones Ferry Road. I-5 cut just east of the Tualatin center. Wes has a connection in Tualatin. A prion of Tualatin is in Clackamas County.
Another city along the I-5 Corridor with substantial development on both sides. Wilsonville is a mix of residential and high-tech industrial and commercial uses and has a growing population of over 26,000. Metro District #3 also includes the Charbonneau residential district which lies adjacent to Wilsonville on the south bank of the Willamette River. Boones Ferry Road and SW 65th Street are important N-S links to Wilsonville. Wilsonville is the southern terminus of WES. Wilsonville is in Clackamas County.
Nailing down the SW corner of Metro District 3, Sherwood is a rapidly growing residential area, with significant industrial land, with a population of approximately 22,000. Hwy 99W bifurcates the western side of Sherwood. Other important corridors are Tualatin Sherwood Road and Roy Rogers Road. Sherwood is immediately adjacent to the Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge.
There are significant unincorporated areas included in District 3 including Metzger, Garden Home, portions of Aloha south of TV Highway, and parts of North Wilsonville/Tonquin Badlands, and the Stafford areas.