Downtown Tigard's Universal Plaza

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Planned to open in 2022, Universal Plaza will be a place for everyone – a community gathering spot in the heart of downtown Tigard that celebrates our shared humanity and our one shared planet.

One day, Tigard’s Universal Plaza will be a cherished public space, with areas for everyone to gather, play, and make memories. While we wait for that day, the site can still help us engage our imaginations about public life and public space. Art can happen here, originating both from our local community and well beyond.

The Plaza design process is happening now, and we’d love your participation to help guide the design process. While the new normal for now requires us to be socially distant, that hasn’t stopped us from creating opportunities for you to join in on the fun.


On-Site

The Universal Plaza (9100 SW Burnham St) is now open for the public to explore!

Please follow standard COVID guidelines. Face coverings are required (for those over 5 years old) when social distancing cannot be maintained. Art installations are not sanitized.


Coming Soon - Universal Beacon
by David Buckly Borden
This large-scale art piece is being created just for Universal Plaza. The installation is created from construction scaffolding, lighting elements and a weave of vibrant fabric glimmering in a gentle wind. Get your camera out and hashtags ready! #universalplazatigard



The Camus Bulb by PSU + The City Repair Project
Photography by Alicia J. Rose Photography
The temporary grass is now home to 365 Camas Lily bulbs, which will erupt this spring to fill our Plaza with the blue hues native to the Willamette Valley, the land of the Atfalati-Kalapuya people.


Musical Bench by Jill Torberson
Photography by Alicia J. Rose Photography
This temporary bench installation will engage visitors by encouraging them to make their own music or take a seat.


Apple Box Seating by Asami Morita
Photography by Alicia J. Rose Photography
These moveable pieces will allow visitors to place the seats in locations where they can enjoy the plaza while remaining safe and socially distant during the pandemic.


Ground Mural by Raziah Roushan
Photography by Alicia J. Rose Photography
Universal Plaza now features a temporary brightly colored, 34,000 square foot ground mural.

Haiku Projections by Tigard Community
Photography by Todd Brabander
A rotating selection of community generated haikus will be displayed in lights from 4-10pm every night.





Online

Share your thoughts!
Do you have other ideas, suggestions or comments as to what you'd like to see at the Universal Plaza? Your ongoing engagement can help us design the best possible plaza for all of Tigard.



Planned to open in 2022, Universal Plaza will be a place for everyone – a community gathering spot in the heart of downtown Tigard that celebrates our shared humanity and our one shared planet.

One day, Tigard’s Universal Plaza will be a cherished public space, with areas for everyone to gather, play, and make memories. While we wait for that day, the site can still help us engage our imaginations about public life and public space. Art can happen here, originating both from our local community and well beyond.

The Plaza design process is happening now, and we’d love your participation to help guide the design process. While the new normal for now requires us to be socially distant, that hasn’t stopped us from creating opportunities for you to join in on the fun.


On-Site

The Universal Plaza (9100 SW Burnham St) is now open for the public to explore!

Please follow standard COVID guidelines. Face coverings are required (for those over 5 years old) when social distancing cannot be maintained. Art installations are not sanitized.


Coming Soon - Universal Beacon
by David Buckly Borden
This large-scale art piece is being created just for Universal Plaza. The installation is created from construction scaffolding, lighting elements and a weave of vibrant fabric glimmering in a gentle wind. Get your camera out and hashtags ready! #universalplazatigard



The Camus Bulb by PSU + The City Repair Project
Photography by Alicia J. Rose Photography
The temporary grass is now home to 365 Camas Lily bulbs, which will erupt this spring to fill our Plaza with the blue hues native to the Willamette Valley, the land of the Atfalati-Kalapuya people.


Musical Bench by Jill Torberson
Photography by Alicia J. Rose Photography
This temporary bench installation will engage visitors by encouraging them to make their own music or take a seat.


Apple Box Seating by Asami Morita
Photography by Alicia J. Rose Photography
These moveable pieces will allow visitors to place the seats in locations where they can enjoy the plaza while remaining safe and socially distant during the pandemic.


Ground Mural by Raziah Roushan
Photography by Alicia J. Rose Photography
Universal Plaza now features a temporary brightly colored, 34,000 square foot ground mural.

Haiku Projections by Tigard Community
Photography by Todd Brabander
A rotating selection of community generated haikus will be displayed in lights from 4-10pm every night.





Online

Share your thoughts!
Do you have other ideas, suggestions or comments as to what you'd like to see at the Universal Plaza? Your ongoing engagement can help us design the best possible plaza for all of Tigard.


  • Welcome Universal Plaza Design Advisors!

    This first Design Advisory is to get your general feedback about the site and public spaces in general. In addition to the on-site survey please contribute your thoughts, ideas or comments about what makes great public spaces.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Welcome Universal Plaza Design Advisors! Thank you for visiting the site.

    This second On-Site Experience is to provide more specific feedback and ideas at the Design Advisory Committee Meeting #2.

    Design Advisors Start Here!
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Welcome Universal Plaza Design Advisors! Thank you for visiting the site.

    This first On-Site Experience is to get your general feedback about the site itself before anything is built here. We want to know how you feel on this site, what you can imagine happening here in the future, and any other thoughts, ideas or comments that occur to you while you’re here. 

    We’ve created five Engagement Stations in the hope you’ll record your ideas and feelings as you move through the site. Please visit them all!

    This survey moves through the Engagement Stations sequentially, if you are moving through the stations in your own order you can hit “Save & Continue” or "Back" to move back-and-forth through the stations. 

    You may skip questions and stop the survey at any time by hitting “Save & Continue” until the last page then hit "Submit". If you'd like to come back to a question or add more/different feedback, simply start a new session.


    Design Advisors Start Here!
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