First D Avenue Project Open House a Success!

On Thursday, May 11, the D Avenue Improvement project team held their first public Open House. More than 75 people attended the event, providing great feedback and comments on the initial design concepts proposed for D Avenue.

Early public input received on the preliminary concepts for the street alignment (straight or meandering?), sidewalk location and stormwater facilities will help the team move forward with design of a preferred option.

A meeting summary will be posted online shortly. The displays and concepts presented are available on the materials page of the project website.

The project team is now compiling and collating all the feedback received to date and will begin preparing an alternatives analysis, which will guide the project into 30% design. Part of this analysis will outline which is the preferred option and why, along with addressing the concerns and challenges people have raised.

The team plans to hold a second Open House later this summer – to present the preferred option and 30% design drawings, and seek additional feedback to refine the design.

For more information, or to sign-up to receive project updates, visit

May week 3

Peoples Choice winning LO Farmers Market starts this Saturday!
See you there!!

The Youth Action Council is at it again!
3rd annual dance the YACers hosted at the ACC was a real gas, man!  Dancers mingled with high school students, learned a hand jive from Rachel (of Dance With Joy Studios), enjoyed sliders, fries and hot fudge sundaes!



The Luscher Farm staff hosted several grade school field trips this week. Resurrection Pre-school and Riverdale first graders learned all about the working of our treasured farm.

Parks & Rec Sports Division’s own Carol Hartley celebrated her 15th anniversary with a shiny new pin on Wednesday. This milestone reiterates to me what a great place the City of Lake Oswego is to work. Carol said her favorite thing about her tenure at P&R was the years that she ran the LO Skatepark and all the amazing staff and participants that came through that program.
Thanks for everything Carol!


The Path to Pure Water

The average American uses 100 gallons of water a day. How often do you think about how our water is purified, or what it goes through in order to reach our homes and businesses? Behind the tap is a complex network of infrastructure, and at the heart of Lake Oswego and Tigard’s system is a new, state-of-the-art water treatment plant which produces and delivers fresh, safe, reliable drinking water year-round.

To celebrate, National Drinking Water Week, the Partnership is sharing the story behind the magic of Lake Oswego and Tigard’s clean drinking water – how Clackamas River water is treated and purified to exceed safe drinking water standards for our communities.

Watch “The Path to Pure Water”, to take a brief look inside the heart of the Lake Oswego-Tigard water treatment process. It’s where all the magic happens!

We depend on ongoing access to clean, safe water for our health, economy and way of life. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the vital role water plays in our daily lives and learn more about how our drinking water is made safe to drink.

May week 2

Check out the great interview with our own Dawn Grunwald of Luscher Farm for Channel 2’s Afternoon’ Live segment.

Rossman Park hosted an energetic group of about 40 young adults for a fantastic Stewardship work party on Tues., May 9 from 7 – 8 pm.  These eager young adults, ages 18 – 50’s, were from the Capernaum Special Needs Young Adult Group of Young Life. Some adults had aides with them, some had parents or grandparents, and all participated to make Rossman Park shine on their Stewardship Community Service event!  Megan BigJohn and Babs Hamachek divided the group into 3 rotating teams to each :  1.)  wash the playground equipment, light poles and gazebo posts 2.)  rake and collect the lawn mower’s  grass debris from the lawns  3.) dig out ivy and invasive species from underneath bushes and pick up branches.  All debris was put into buckets and dumped in the back of Megan’s truck.  The young adults delighted in seeing the debris pile grow as each bucket was emptied.  The hit of the night was when the cleaning cloths turned from white to dark grey as the playground equipment was cleaned! We had a fun guest appearance from the LO Fire Department in their vintage fire truck.  Troy, Mike and Ben talked with the young adults and were involved in many eager photo opps!  A special thank you goes to Jeff Munro for working with Megan Big John to facilitate details in coordinating this very productive Stewardship work party. We hope to do another Stewardship work party with this amazing group of young adults again!



Block 137 Construction Update

Crane removal scheduled to begin the week of May 22, from the construction site at block 137.  Located in the Northeast corner of the site, the first of two cranes will be disassembled and removed. To allow for safe removal, 1st Street will be closed beginning on Monday, May 22 at 6 am.  Both lanes of 1st Street, south of A Avenue will be closed for 24 hours over three days. The parking garage at Lake View Village will be open with access available from Evergreen Road via the roundabout.  The east side of 1st Street will remain open to pedestrians.

The crane removal is expected to be complete by Wednesday, May 24, and all lanes reopened.  Closure may be extended in the case of inclement weather, especially high winds.

For updates on this project or questions, please visit the website at

Celebrate May 2017 Preservation Month

Lake Oswego, Oregon – Citizens in Lake Oswego will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May with the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  This is a month long opportunity to showcase the City’s historic places. Preservation month is meant to connect the preservation community and introduce new audiences to the City’s work in preservation of the places that make Lake Oswego special. Continue reading Celebrate May 2017 Preservation Month



On May 7, the “Your House Matters Expo” will be held at the Oswego Heritage Center and Museum from 1:00-4:00 P.M. This will be a joint workshop with the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, the Sustainability Advisory Board, Rodda Paint, Green Savers, Indow Window, MCM Construction and the Lake Oswego Public Library. Preservation month activities also include the Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour, conducted by the Oswego Heritage Council on Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Continue reading PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS FOR APRIL 2017

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