Welcome to Oregon’s Largest-Ever Planned Community
Once complete, the 463-acre development designed by San Diego–based Newland Communities will comprise 4,000 homes, from $300K townhouses to $700K single-family homes. Hillsboro mayor Steve Callaway is already a fan.
“It’s the largest planned development in the history of the state,” says Callaway. “It’s like, wow, right here in little old Hillsboro! It has been in the works for years; it might look like overnight, [but] there’s a lot of work that goes into an overnight success.”
According to David Brentlinger, Newland’s on-site VP of operations, Reed’s Crossing’s first model homes will be ready for viewing this spring. The rest of the development will roll out in phases, with an apartment complex and elementary school open by fall 2021, and, eventually, a town center with restaurants, grocery outlets, and retail establishments. (Brentlinger visualizes a Trader Joe’s, along with a coffeeshop and a day care center.) Planned completion for the whole project is 2026.
Suburban utopia? Maybe. When all the pieces are in place, Brentlinger says Reed’s Crossing should feel like a real neighborhood—hopefully avoiding the cookie-cutter image of other insta-communities (as mined, to horrific ends, in movies like The Truman Show and Stepford Wives).
“The whole idea is authenticity,” says Brentlinger. “Yes, it’s a planned community. Yes, we’ve planned everything in advance. But, it’s with a goal that it’s an integrated multifunctional community, rather than just a plastic injection molding.”
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IT’S ONE OF A KIND
- At 463 acres, it’s the largest mixed-use, master-planned community of its kind in the Portland metropolitan area
- Convenient location with easy access to two main thoroughfares
- Planned to include 2,800 single-family homes
- Over 1,000 multifamily units in a variety of styles
- Includes approximately 30 acres of commercial mixed-use space for shopping, entertainment, and services
- A 23-acre greenway with multimodal trails, parks, and nature education area
- Home to a planned new elementary school
- Two neighborhood parks with several more being planned
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Author: Ryan Ashby | Portland Monthly