Welcome to Byrom CIO

The Byrom Community Involvement Organization (CIO) is one of six residential CIOs located in separate geographical areas of Tualatin. The map shows the outline of our neighborhood – Byrom.  Byrom CIO includes established neighborhoods and the newly annexed portion of Basalt Creek.  Our membership is open to all who reside or own property in this area. The Byrom CIO Board and its volunteers supports members by working with the City of Tualatin and other government agencies when questions, ideas and/or complaints are brought to our attention. Our focus is on community safety, livability, equity and a sense of community.

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For the first 10 years of the CIO program, Byrom CIO had very few changes.  Today, significant projects may impact livability.  Please contact us to see how you can get involved.  To learn more email us byromcio@gmail.com

 

Current Projects Impacting Byrom -Large Multi-Family Development

VAR 21-0003-- Plambeck Gardens Variance to Building Height and Parking Standards

Hearing Update:  The hearing to approve two project Variances was held by the Tualatin Planning Commission on Thursday, November 18, 2021.  

Although public testimony asked that variance approval be delayed until a further analysis of the poor bus service could be performed and a current review of the traffic on SW Boones Ferry could be compared to the new double-access on the road, the Commission approved the applicant request.  The applicant was Carleton Hart Architecture, on behalf of Community Partners.  Their requested Variance approval was to increase the maximum building height standards in the RH zone; and to reduce the minimum parking requirements. The request allows a four-story development (53.5 feet) in lieu of the maximum building height of 35 feet. The applicant also sought relief to parking standards by 18 stalls. Following this Variance approval, the proposed multifamily development is subject to a future Architectural Review.

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Lack of Mass Transit Service on SW Boones Ferry

The affordable housing project requires mass transit connections in order to justify the density and lack of parking.  Byrom CIO is asking for feedback from our neighbors to see if this concern is widely held.

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Current Projects Impacting Byrom - 400 Lot Subdivision of Single Family and Multiple Family Lots with Commercial Sites 

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SB 21-0001 and CUP 21-0001 Autumn Sunrise Off SW Norwood

Hearing Date:  Has been moved to Thursday, December 2, 2021 via Zoom  

The applicant, AKS Forestry & Engineering, LLC, on behalf of Michael W. Anders, Lennar Northwest, Inc., is requesting approval for future construction of single family homes and townhomes and subdivide eight existing lots into 400 residential lots, two commercial lots, and eleven tracts on a 61.17 acre site. The site is located in Medium Low Density Residential (RML) and Neighborhood Commercial (CN) Districts at 23620 & 23740 SW Boones Ferry Road; 9185, 9335, & 9415 SW Greenhill Lane, Tax Lots: 2S135D: 400, 401, 500, 501, 600, 800, and 900; and Tax Lot 1S35D 100.

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Traffic Study Understates Impact On SW Boones Ferry

The massive document overlooks the existing failure of SW Boones Ferry to meet current traffic demands and relies on future connection into Stafford Hamlet that may never happen.

 

Traffic on SW Boones Ferry

Volume of current traffic on SW Boones Ferry far exceeds the capacity.  Byrom neighbors are extremely concerned that livability will be destroyed by additional projects feeding traffic on SW Boones Ferry and the potential bridge crossing  Tapman Creek/Basalt Creek from SW 124th to SW Greenhill Lane.

Plambeck Gardens Is a Bad Fit

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Traffic Around Tualatin HS Dangerous

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Lack of Infrastructure for Basalt Creek Traffic

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Norwood Annexation Traffic - Where Can It Go?

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Byrom CIO Accomplishments

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Crosswalk with Flashing Lights at Tualatin H.S.

Residents from Byrom, Midwest, and Martinazzi Woods CIOs worked together for many years with the City of Tualatin to move this project forward.  This recently completed crosswalk at Tualatin H.S. has improved pedestrian safety on a very busy road. Tualatin 2018 transportation safety bond funded the crosswalk.  Byrom residents strongly supported the bond measure.

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Pedestrian Safety Top Priority

Byrom residents have for many years expressed concerns about pedestrian traffic on SW Boones Ferry, especially children walking to school.  Boones Ferry Corridor Sidewalk & Bike Lane project will complete missing segments of bike lanes and sidewalks, & repair sidewalks, pathways, and bike lanes that do not meet current standards along Boones Ferry Road from Warm Springs Street to Norwood Road.  The photograph show the newly completed sidewalk on S It is funded by the 2018 Tualatin bond transportation safety measure endorsed by Midwest CIO volunteers.

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National Night Out

The Byrom CIO residents have held multiple National Night Out events.  It is celebrated on the first Tuesday in August and promotes first responder-community partnerships.  Tualatin Police Officers and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews make rounds to greet folks at each of the events.

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Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Byrom CIO supports the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT).  These volunteers have the training and focus to help neighbors in emergencies, such as power outage, floods and earthquake.  Each volunteer can set up a command center, offer search and rescue, provide basic first aid and communicate with City and County emergency response centers through HAM radios.  Out of 108 active CERTs, Midwest has 11 members, 7 of which have their HAM radio license.

Visit CERT Website

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Tualatin Neighborhood Ready

Byrom residents have hosted multiple neighborhood ready/map your neighborhood preparedness meetings.