The library is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 (see our News Page for updates) and construction south of the library is in full swing. Our parking lot is currently closed and work has begun on the revamping of our parking lot, which will include new landscaping and more parking in the upper lot than in the past. Stay safe, keep reading, and check back for more updates!

Earlier this year, the 1960s-era Milltowner I shopping center was demolished to make way for a new complex of retail and office buildings due for occupancy in 2020. The library will be staying the same, but will receive an updated and expanded parking lot with new landscaping. The development was designed by Pioneer Design Group for Bales/Findley, LLC.

Current known tenants include an expansion site for the Sunset Athletic Club and a CVS Pharmacy with other businesses and tenants to be identified in the future. Leasing information available from Neville & Butler.

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Updates for March 2020

The library is closed (see our News Page for updates) and many construction activities may be on hiatus.
If you want to see other spots in the area, here are web cams at the intersections of Cornell & Murray and Cornell & Saltzman (provided by Washington County and ODOT – https://tripcheck.com).

Updates for January 2020

Winter weather continues and activity has slowed.  Be sure to check back if snow is in the forecast to check for flurries in the parking lot. Look for more action in February as the construction season starts anew.

Updates for November 2019

Construction activity has slowed with the changing of the seasons. Site preparation continues as they get ready for winter weather. More news soon!

Construction Alert for Friday, October 25 – Parking Lot Access

We will see some significant construction activity Friday midday and afternoon while some large water system elements are delivered to the Saltzman site. Traffic will be affected at times during the day, with flaggers managing the flow in and out of parts of the parking lots. Look for large trucks and a crane moving large concrete forms for stormwater drains.

Updates for the week of October 5-13

Site grading and preparation continues on the construction site. The Cedar Mill News reported in their October issue that CVS Pharmacy is to be the corner anchor tenant for the development. Parking is still affected in the lower lot; construction crews are working to make more parking available soon.

Update for the week of September 23-29

Work on sewer and ground preparation has affected parking in the lower lot. Due to heavy rains, work in the construction area was limited for a day or so. Crews are working hard to finish prep of the site to open up more parking spaces again for visitors to the library.

For the week of September 9-16

The contractor will begin laying sewer lines along the fence separating the lower parking lot from the building site. They will do a section, then fill it and repeat until done.  Some parking spaces on the lower level may be temporarily blocked but a flagger will be onsite to keep traffic moving. After September 9th, further pipe work will temporarily affect parking in the upper parking lot in the southwest corner near the stairs.

For the week of September 2-8

The contractor will begin laying sewer lines along the fence separating the lower parking lot from the building site. They will do a section, then fill it and repeat until done.  Some parking spaces on the lower level may be temporarily blocked but a flagger will be onsite to keep traffic moving. After September 9th, further pipe work will temporarily affect parking in the upper parking lot in the southwest corner near the stairs.

Illustration of new two-story buildings, arcade and pedestrians on the sidewalk showing design of new shopping center at NW Cornell and Saltzman, Portland, OR

Design View – west edge of new Milltowner One development by Pioneer Design Group