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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Congratulations to Cornelius, Thanks to Obama

Cornelius scores federal funds for road, sidewalk development, Forest Grove News Times

Excerpt: "The city won a community development block grant last week that will pay for the repair of sidewalks and street surfaces on 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th streets between Adair and Baseline Streets, filling out the city’s downtown redevelopment plan." 'By 2011, the town center will be rebuilt, essentially from Walgreen’s [20th Avenue/Baseline&Adair] to St. Alexander’s Church [10th Avenue/Baseline& Adair],” City Manager David Waffle said. “That’s pretty exciting.' "

Commentary: I guess this addresses Phase 5 of the plan illustrated above.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hillsboro Argus Article City Manager Referred to and Some Archives

Flurry of paperwork means Wal-Mart moving closer to groundbreaking by Nick Christensen, The Hillsboro Argus

Excerpt: "City officials in Cornelius are expecting mega-retailer Wal-Mart to submit formal plans this month for its proposed supercenter on Fourth Avenue."

City of Cornelius, Cornelius Public Works Advisory Board

Excerpt: "Mr. Keyes informed the board Wal-Mart plans to go out-to-bid in March [2009]. Jeannine Murrell asked if the intersection at 4th and Adair would be re-engineered. Wal-Mart’s plans include reconstruction of the intersection at 4th and Baseline."

Hot Off the Griddle, Cornelius City Manager's weekly report
October 2008

Excerpt: "The prospect of Wal-Mart construction this summer [2008] appears less and less likely...Wal-Mart would need to resubmit construction plans for the smaller store promptly in order to be underway during the summer’s dry weather. Guess we should be like Chicago Cub fans and “wait ‘til next year”."

Cornelius Wal-Mart opening not expected until 2010, Oregonian
Jill Rehkopf Smith

Excerpt: "Meyer said he expects the plans by fall and that company officials say they want to be ready to bid out the plans next spring, in 2009. With construction generally taking 12 to 15 months, that would put a grand opening in 2010."

Monday, February 16, 2009

Oregonian writer and City Manager update

Elizabth Suh, reporter for Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Cornelius, and North Plains wrote me :

"Wal-Mart is planning to start building this year and to open next year. They're not sure when... They said there's no doubt the project will break ground this year."

Dave Waffle made references to Wal-Mart in his "Hot Off the Griddle" weekly :

"[Cornelius] completed acquistion of the last piece of street right-of-way on N. 4th Street for the Wal-Mart Supercenter this past week. A spokesperson confirmed the pending submittal of plans in last week's Hillsboro Argus. Watch for construction to begin this summer and an official announcement soon."