Two years after the original start date, construction is finally underway for Hillsboro, Oregon's Reed Crossing development, slated to be the largest in state history. The Oregonian staffer Allan Brettman reports on the new development which will be a part of the planned residential unity as of now called South Hillsboro.

The South Hillsboro community will be made up of 8,000 homes of all types on 1,400 acres for about 20,000 residents. The Reed's Crossing development of the community specifically will play a huge part in the Portland area:

The development could push Hillsboro past Gresham to become the state's fourth-largest city. (After Portland, Eugene and Salem.) More importantly to the Metro regional government, it would add a whole lot of housing capacity to the Portland area at a time population continues to surge and home prices are rising fast.

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