As jurisdictions continue to gain an understanding of the Urban Growth Boundary Exchange in process, we see a ramp up in discussions around the proposal. HBA’s Staci McIntire recently attended the Westside Economic Alliance discussion around the topic. The meeting was well attended and very positive. HBA GA staff is poised to attend the upcoming Clackamas County Business Alliance discussion on August 2nd as well. Metro is exploring a land swap within the UGB with property that doesn’t have development plans set within the next 20 years. After recent UGB reviews, Metro has found the need for growth in many areas to include Tigard. River Terrace 2.0 could be one solution to that need. With thoughtful planning, the proposal to develop River Terrace 2.0 is looking to directly address our housing shortage. The area they seek to bring into the boundary would include a mix of middle housing types that makes very efficient use of the land and aligns well with the new middle housing initiatives recently implemented through HB 2001. A final decision will be made by Metro by the end of year.