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City, county work to change street names

Revisions geared toward reducing confusion as South Hillsboro project looms

The city of Hillsboro will hold a public hearing at the Hillsboro City Council at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the auditorium of the Hillsboro Civic Center to allow councilors to consider changing the name of several streets in the South Hillsboro project area.

Hillsboro’s planning department is coordinating with Washington County on the name-changing process. The purpose of the request is to reduce confusion in the street grid for emergency responders as well as a first step in the broader effort in meeting the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Action Plan goal of establishing a common Hillsboro address for the entirety of the city.

The following street segments have been designated for potential name changes: Southwest 229th Avenue to Southeast Century Boulevard (from the southern city limits to Southwest Rosedale Road), Southwest 229th Avenue to Southeast 67th Avenue (from the southern city limits to existing Southeast 67th Avenue), Southwest McInnis Lane to Southeast McInnis Street, Southwest Noble Street to Southeast Noble Street, Southwest Vermont Street to Southeast Vermont Street, Southwest Murphy Lane to Southeast Murphy Street, Southwest 218th Avenue to Southeast 76th Avenue, Southwest 213th Avenue to Southeast 81st Avenue, Southwest 211th Avenue to Southeast 83rd Avenue (north of Southwest Vermont Street), and Southwest 211th Avenue to Southeast 83rd Court (north of Southwest Rosedale Road).

The city’s planning commission adopted a resolution on Feb. 11 recommending approval of the street name changes.

Citizens supporting or opposing the changes will be given an opportunity to testify at the hearing. Written comments may also be submitted to the Hillsboro Planning Department on or before March 17.

For more information, contact planner John Boren at 503-681-5292 or by email at John.Boren@hillsboro-oregon.gov.

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