Sean Farrelly
Project Manager

Outdoor Museum
Downtown Walking
Under Bridge Mural

Downtown Tigard

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  • Downtown Reimagined

    This project will result in zoning and development code amendments integral to creating a vibrant, central downtown hub for all users. It also reaffirms the community's desire to create a more people-centric downtown by providing a more walkable, small business-oriented, and pedestrian-friendly experience.

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Exciting changes are taking shape in Downtown Tigard! Tigard’s historic and walkable downtown has unique shopping, eating and drinking establishments, superior transit access and access to the Fanno Creek Trail. Come experience the transformation—from new building upgrades to the newly renovated Main Street.

There’s something for everyone!

Main Street's identity as Tigard's center dates from the construction of an electric commuter train line in 1910. Rapid growth occurred around Main Street in Tigardville (as it was then known). Many commercial buildings were constructed which housed businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores, a dance hall, a blacksmith and a livery stable. Several historical photos show the way things used to look on Main Street. “Travel to the Past” is an interactive map showcasing historic photos of Tigard.

In 1940, an overpass for the Pacific Highway (99W) was built just north of Main Street. Much of Tigard's new development moved away from Main Street and towards commercial strips along Pacific Highway and elsewhere.

In September 2005 the volunteer Downtown Task Force, made up of residents, property and business owners, completed the Downtown Improvement Plan. This plan will guide the development of a Town Center for Tigard and laid the foundation for the 2006 Urban Renewal Plan and TIF District. The Urban Renewal Plan and associated tax increment financing have provided structure, tools, and funding for projects that are helping to revitalize downtown Tigard.

Tigardville Downtown Tigardville post office

Downtown Plans

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