PlannersWeb & PCJ Editor Wayne Senville

Editor’s Notes & Interviews

illustration by Paul Hoffman for the Planning Comm'rs Journal

Notes, updates, and interviews by Planning Commissioners Journal & PlannersWeb Editor Wayne Senville

MAX light rail train arriving at Orenco Station from Hillsboro, heading to Portland and Gresham.

Is Orenco Station on Track?

Orenco Station is both an actual light-rail station and the name of a 209 acre “transit-oriented” development adjacent to the station. They’re both in Hillsboro, Oregon, a fast growing suburb of Portland, and home to the state’s “Silicon Forest.”

20 minute concept plan map

Distance, Destinations, Density

The 3 D’s of Portland’s 20-minute neighborhoods concept: Distance: how far can you walk in 20 minutes? Destinations: is everything you need on a daily basis within that distance? Density: are there enough people in the area to support the businesses and facilities you need for daily needs?