Tillamook community members are encouraged to participate in a process to plan the future of the Hoquarton area. The Hoquarton Area Plan will guide future development to achieve a lively mixed-use neighborhood that provides access to and from city parks, employment centers, retail shops, and residences at the historic center of town.
Community members can share their vision for the Hoquarton area by visiting the project website at http://hoquartonareaplan.com. The website includes a map where visitors can pin their ideas to a specific location and a comment form for more general thoughts. The first of three public meetings, will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tillamook County Main Library. Participants will discuss opportunities to revitalize the area.
“Our goal is to revitalize the Hoquarton area,” explained City Manager, Paul Wyntergreen. “We want to leverage opportunities created by new recreational amenities along the Hoquarton and the upcoming construction of US 101 / OR 6 project. The Hoquarton Area Plan will guide future development to achieve an integrated, compact, mixed-use neighborhood with a balanced transportation network,” he continued.
The Hoquarton area is where the City of Tillamook was first established. The area along Hoquarton Slough was the active business district for years with hotels, an opera house, docks, and lumberyards lining the street adjacent to the waterway. This was the case until the construction of the train line and later the creation of US 101 shifted the city center to the southeast. Since this migration, the Hoquarton area has largely been underutilized.
The Hoquarton is in a prime location for redevelopment considering its proximity to the town center, US 101 and OR 6, and the Hoquarton Water Trail. The area is of significant social and cultural value due its historic nature and is of health and recreational value. The objective of the Hoquarton Area Plan is to support development with a plan that guides desired development while preserving and enhancing the character of the area.
For more information, please contact Paul Wyntergreen, (503) 842-2472 Ext. 3460, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the project website http://hoquartonareaplan.com.