What kinds of businesses, activity centers, or healthcare services would you like to see in the area near Central Plaza? As part of our Central Talmadge Plan, you can share your input at a community meeting on January 23, 2024, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Independence Civic Center.

The plan will build on the community-identified Independence Vision 2040 Plan and the Independence Transportation System Plan as well as other previous planning and engagement efforts to:

  • Redevelop the area around Central Plaza to create a more dynamic commercial, retail and service hub in the heart of the town
  • Link developments including apartment complexes and nearby manufactured home parks to the downtowns of Independence and Monmouth, and nearby goods and services
  • Open existing vacant properties to new mixed-use development and affordable and/or senior-oriented housing
  • Identify zoning changes necessary to enable and promote a more vital, walkable/bike able, mixed-use development pattern in the area

To learn more about the Central Talmadge project, such as the complete study area, project timeline, and more, visit our webpage here: https://www.ci.independence.or.us/central-talmadge-plan/