According to the Portland Tribune, South Hillsboro which is located just west of Portland is on track to become the largest planned housing development in Oregon history as 15 to 30 new homes a month are being completed with a total of 8000 new homes expected. About 20,000 projected new residents will be moving into an area that's been under development for almost two decades.

Workers broke ground this month on the newest set of homes slated for South Hillsboro, the massive neighborhood planned along Tualatin Valley Highway at Cornelius Pass Road. Several homes are currently under construction in the neighborhood, according to Kelly Ritz, president of home builder Stone Bridge Homes NW, and the first residents are expected to move in this summer.

City and county planners have been planning South Hillsboro for close to two decades. About 3,000 homes in South Hillsboro will be built in an area known as Reed's Crossing, near Cornelius Pass Road. Other areas, known as Butternut Creek and Rosedale Parks, have also begun construction on several homes.

The first homes in South Hillsboro were showcased during the NW Natural Street of Dreams this summer, but last week's groundbreaking is one of several major construction projects in South Hillsboro over the next 20 years. When finished, the area will include 15 miles of walking trails, 280 acres of parks and several special bicycle lanes, called cycle tracks, which are separated from other motoring traffic.

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