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Friday, August 6, 2010

Hillsboro Argus article on Cornelius Walmart

By: Kathy Fuller, "Walmart preparing for Cornelius debut", Friday - August 6th, 2010.

A nice little article, checking in on the final developments of our Walmart. Interviews with the Store's Manager on the store design & features and the Cornelius Police Chief on planning for traffic mitigation. All in all, not much new here...

My excerpt of interest :

"Cornelius' new store incorporates many sustainability features, both inside and
outside the store. Outside, there is a jogging path around the store that will
eventually connect to other paths around the city
. The landscaping is native
plants, and drip irrigation is installed, lowering water use. Irrigation is
controlled by a sensor that will adjust watering based on weather conditions.
Inside, the store has many skylights to let in natural light. In addition, light
sensors will adjust the lighting in the store based on the amount of available
natural light. Refrigerator and freezer cases have LED lights instead of the
traditional fluorescent tubes. The heat produced from refrigeration equipment
will be reclaimed and used to heat water for the majority of the store's hot
water needs. " Debuts! debuts and the Walmart Community Action Network is already offering its first perk. It has partnered with Metro's Oregon Zoo and is offering $4 2nd Tuesdays through June 14, 2011. Sign-up, take advantage of the offer starting next week, August 10, and stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Videos from National Night Out 2010 (Cornelius, Oregon)

Minor Road Closure - Repaving of 4th AVE - RR tracks to Dogwood

Starting the Week of August 26th, 2010.

Just my personal opinion here...but I think this new re-paving is taking advantage of the significant amount of work being on 4th as it is [paid for by Walmart]...might as well do some repaving...Both North & South 4th Avenue near Main Streets ADAIR & BASELINE will have Fresh Paving during Walmart's Grand Opening Late August and Through September.

When I stop to think about the # of construction projects that have completed in the past 2 years surrounding and within Cornelius, its unbelievable! Welcoming Human Bean, Council Creek bridge North of 19th Ave, Cornelius-Schefflin Bridge work North of 10th Ave, Adair Street project completion, Taco Bell, Subway Remodel, Repaving near 19th (near Fred Meyer), The Burning down of delapitated houses on Baseline, Construction of Dutch Brothers, now..Auxiliary Streets of Main Street 12, 13, and 14th the future Major 60 year old Bridge replacement b/w Cornelius & Hillsboro, Baseline Main Street project, Parks Master Plan work...and who knows what else??? Cornelius Community Center? Town Center classification by Metro? I don't know...but I'll keep my eyes and ears open to see what else is coming.

Major [Month-Long] Road Closure - Susbauer Road

August 16th - Sept 15th, 2010

"This project will add crossing gates with lights to the rail crossing on Susbauer Road between Wren and Hornecker roads north of the city of Cornelius."

Paid for by : State Funds

Brief of the Brief - August 1, 2010