Tualatin Tomorrow is a community-driven Vision for the future of our city. Developed in 2007 and modified in 2009, Tualatin Tomorrow describes the way our residents, visitors, and businesses want their community to look, feel and function over a twenty-year horizon. In 2014, after seven months of additional community input and discussion, and a review of numerous ideas, eight major goals were identified and adopted by Tualatin City Council as the Tualatin Tomorrow Vision Plan.
FOSTERING A SHARED SENSE OF PLACE & COMMUNITY IDENTITY
Over the past several years, Tualatin has taken proactive steps to establish and promote its unique identity. Residents want to see this trend continue with additional focus on enhancing city gateways, and by establishing a recognized city center and other physical improvements that create an inviting presence and enhance the city’s connectivity. People value opportunities to connect and interact, and there is strong support for preserving Tualatin’s “small town” feel by expanding neighborhood gathering spaces, community events and engagement of diverse populations.
CREATING ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS FOR ALL AGES
Mobility is a major topic of discussion in Tualatin. People want it to be easier to get into, out of and around the City, and they want a variety of options to do so. Future transportation emphasis areas will include local transit, regional transit, road sizes and configurations, and pedestrian and bicycle safety for visitors, employees and residents alike.
PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
The Tualatin community values its extensive network of trees, wetlands, waterways and other unique habitats. Residents are committed to preserving these assets and making them easier to access and enjoy. In the future, Tualatin will continue to create a sustainable community that can be appreciated by future generations to come.
ENSURING COMMUNITY HEALTH & SAFETY
Tualatin is a safe and healthy community by almost any measure and residents want to keep it that way. Public health and safety priorities include gang resistance, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and the elimination of homelessness. People appreciate the City’s proactive community policing approach and want to maintain resource officer presence in the schools.
FACILITATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
In Tualatin, people understand the value of a diverse and thriving economic base. In addition to supplying local jobs, a strong economy generates revenue for essential services, expands retail shopping opportunities and – in the case of redevelopment projects – can physically improve the City’s appearance. In the future, citizens are interested in facilitating new business start ups, ensuring Tualatin’s workforce can afford to live here and extending employment and training opportunities for youth.