The Barber Street improvement project is a threephase project with the final phase completed in September 2015. Earlier phases included improvements necessary for the construction of a transit center and park and ride facility for Wilsonville’s South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) and the Westside Express Service (WES) commuter rail line.
This project was also necessary for the redevelopment of the former Dammasch State Hospital into a new mixed-use development with over 2,300 residential units. The final phase of the project bridges the Coffee Creek wetlands complex and connects new residences in the Villebois transitoriented master plan area with the transit center and employers on the east side of the wetlands.
Extending Barber Street across the wetlands also enhances public safety by providing a direct connection between a Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue station on the east of the wetlands with Villebois on the west.
- The total project cost for all three-phases of Barber Street improvements was $12 million
- Urban renewal contributed $7.7 million.
- Project funding included $4.3 million in federal funds.
- Over 2,300 new housing units
- 1,892% growth in URA Assessed Value from 2003 to 2015
- Private redevelopment of approximately 220 acres of publicly-owned property
- Improved emergency services access
- Improved workforce access to transit services