Published in The Clackamas Review – 5/3
After years of engaging neighbors and businesses in the McLoughlin Area of Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge, one common theme emerges: The community wants improvements on the boulevard and the surrounding area.
Whether it is different shopping opportunities, business types, restaurants or housing, there is no shortage of ideas and common interests. Most everyone agrees that we need revitalization on McLoughlin Boulevard. A little background on the history of these efforts may prove helpful for those desiring to engage in this process.
Nine years ago, Clackamas County and the community embarked on a visioning process. We created a plan that contained a vision, values, and principles to guide the process into the next phase. The citizen committee was called MAP, McLoughlin Area Plan. The next phase was MAP2, then followed by MAP-IT, and now we are engaged in what I call the fourth phase, the Park Avenue Study. Continue reading…