The area known as 45th and Pioneer is centered on the 45th and Pioneer roundabout situated between Ridgefield’s downtown and the I-5 junction.
45th Avenue serves as a frontage road connecting south and north Ridgefield. Pioneer serves commuters and visitors heading to and from I-5 and downtown.
The area has seen tremendous residential growth over the last several years and the City anticipates it will become a transition area between residential uses and large scale employment opportunities to the east. The best near-term opportunity at this key intersection is for a grocery-anchored retail center near the roundabout. With this concept, sites for commercial use would be possible at the three as yet undeveloped quadrants of The Crossing.
Current zoning for the area represents a mix of uses – including single/multi-family residential, commercial retail/office and parks/open space zoning. Most of the area is undeveloped. While street and utility infrastructure capacity is generally in place to serve future development, extension of utilities and a more complete street grid plus recreation trail system is envisioned as development occurs.
- Create the opportunity for appropriately scaled and attractive development that is complementary to and adds value to downtown and the junction, consistent with the Ridgefield character.
- Create a walkable community with multimodal connections within and beyond the area.
- Offers flexibility to adapt to changing community and market expectations over time.