Upcoming events: 

Date Event & Venue

May 7, 2024

HOA board meeting 7pm, all homeowner members are welcome. Zoom link.

 

Board meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month, and will be added to the calendar here when confirmed. To inquire about an upcoming meeting, please see the Contact Us page.

Neighborhood History: 

Date Event
1842 Clackamas County is founded with an area of 1,883mi²
1851 The Deardorff family claimed hundreds of area acreage as donation land claims. Link
January 6, 1876 County Road #96 established from Harmony to Damascus. Known to us now as Sunnyside Road. see more
1910 Morningside psychiatric hospital and working farm (the West Coast’s largest private sanitarium & de facto work farm) constructed on the site that would later become Mall 205.
1915 photo of Happy Valley
1920 photo of Happy Valley looking NE from 145th to Mt. Scott. Smoke is from Zinser house that had just been built in 1912 and burned down.
1922 New Sunnyside Road proposed pdf1 pdf2
1942 Rocky Butte Jail was completed, built from rocks quarried behind it at Rocky Butte. It became the primary county jail until was demolished in 1983 to make way for I-205 construction. pic pdf
1943 The Portland Improvement Plan proposes a "scenic thoroughfare" bypassing Portland to the east.
1948 The 82nd Street Drive-In opened at 9600 SE 82nd Avenue (currently the signal at Overland and 82nd). A second screen was installed in 1976 before the theater closed in 1985. The drive-in marquee had remained at the entrance throughout the 1980’s until the land was purchased. Currently the home of the Johnson Creek Crossing shopping mall. In pic 1 you can see Fuller Road in the background, and notice the absence of I-205. pic5 pic4 pic3 pic2 pic1
1958 East Portland Freeway No. 64 designated I-205 (2019 pdf)
March 14, 1962 Oregonian prints "Portlanders Will Be Able To Tell By Early Fall Of `63 If East Bank Freeway Worth All The Trouble, High Cost"
1966 Sunnyside map 1966. We are in the box marked "H.R. Thompson 9" just below the number 34. Wm Otty Rd runs through the number 34 and then veers up at the same point Mt. Scott Creek turns northward. The street running from Otty down to Sunnyside between the words CLARKE and OREGON looks like 117th. The street running from between 34 and CLARKE looks like Valley View Terrace. The short horizontal road just below the number 34 is probably Vista View Lane. Azar Drive probably runs through the M or P in THOMPSON.
1968 Morningside psychiatric hospital closes after years of criticism over a variety of practices, construction planned for new Mall 205
1970 Clackamas County population 166,088
May 3, 1970 George Abernethy Bridge opens on I-205 in Oregon City/West Linn
1968 construction photo
September 1970 Mall 205 opens with anchor stores US General, Montgomery Ward, and White Front
1976 Home built on lot 67
1977 Homes built on lots 1, 3, 4, & 5
April 27, 1977 Vista View Village Incorporated, Declarations of CC&Rs and By-Laws recorded with the County
1978 Homes built on lots 2, 6, 8, 14, 21, 22, 23, 29, 33, 34, 45, 46, 47, 49, 52, 55, 59, 60, 63, 64, 66, & 69
1979 Homes built on lots 10, 12, 38, 39, 42, 51, 57, 71, 72, 73, & 74
Most of I-205 complete
September 27, 1979 Welcome letter from the Acting Officers to the homeowners, also asks for suggestions on how to develop the open areas
November 15, 1979 Annual assessments began
1980

Homes built on lots 16, 17, 20, 31, 41, & 56
Clackamas County population reaches 220,000 (in 2021: 422,537)

April 29, 1980 First annual meeting, at Happy Valley School
June 29, 1980 Special session to discuss grading the greenways, at Happy Valley Grade School
1981 Homes built on lots 24, 28, & 58
January, 1981 Job training classes for hiring drive at new Clackamas Town Center Mall pdf1 pdf2
March 6, 1981 Clackamas Town Center Mall opened, includes ice skating rink pdf1 pdf2 photo
May 21, 1981 Board votes to start mowing open areas, contour landscape as needed to facilitate mowing
November 22, 1981 Clackamas Town Center Transit Center opened
Summer 1982 Final section of I-205 connects from Division St to the Glenn Jackson Bridge
December 15, 1982 I-205 Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge opened; first accident on the bridge occurred at 1pm
1983

Homes built on lots 7, 9, 13, 15, 18, 62, 65, 68, & 70

Rocky Butte Jail was demolished to make way for I-205 to run behind it at what is now Gateway Green. Most of the stonework in the jail was repurposed for restoration of the Columbia River Highway. 

1984 Homes built on lots 36, 50, & 75
1985 Homes built on lots 11 & 54
Clackamas County population reaches 246,300
May 20, 1985 Board votes to increase mowing to twice a month
1986 Homes built on lots 19, 30, 35, 43, & 44
June 1986 Basketball court first hoop construction completed
1987 Homes built on lots 32 & 53
May 12, 1987 Playground proposed for greenway 2
1988 Homes built on lots 25 & 26
photo of Happy Valley; is this Mt. Talbert? where is Sunnyside Road then?
Frontage road south side of Sunnyside removed between 82nd and I-205; Sunnyside expanded from 5 to 7 lanes; many other changes to Sunnyside and Sunnybrook as part of Clackamas Promenade
May 1988 Playground completed
1989 Homes built on lots 37, 40, & 61
Steps built on the slope from Azar into the playground
Clackamas County population exceeds 262,000
Photo of horses in Happy Valley before it was developed
1990

Home built on lot 27
Basketball court second hoop construction completed
Storage shed addition to bus stop 1 proposed
Vista View Village HOA logo created
New 205 interchange at Johnson Creek promises to relieve Sunnyside & Foster pdf
Commissioners finally in December approve Sunnybrook extension pdf1 pdf2
Couple complains there are no houses for sale under $85,000 pdf

1991 Home built on lot 48
1992 photo of Happy Valley similar to the one from 1988 above
1993 Basketball court updated with steel posts
Valley View Terrace expanded to connect to Otty Road
1994 I-205 onramps added on Sunnyside Road
I-205 frontage road from Sunnyside to Foster completed
1996 Sunnybrook Road connector planned
1998 Johnson Creek Crossing shopping mall built on the site of the old 82nd St. Drive-In, which closed in 1985. 
1999-2000   Traffic signal installed at Valley View Ter and Sunnyside Rd
2000 Clackamas County population reaches 339,000
2003 Happy Valley construction boom, hilly terrain means pricey homes pdf 
2004 Kensington Heights homes built above William Otty Road
second, larger drain added to SE corner of greenspace to handle increased water flow
2005 Vernazza Lane homes built
August 23, 2006 Ella V Osterman Park dedicated by her son to commemorate her years of teaching children in a small Harmony Road school
September 12, 2009 The new Clackamas Town Center TC and Green Line MAX station opened
July 1, 2016 Sunrise Expressway opened
2020 I-205 Sunnyside/Sunnybrook auxiliary exit lane added
2021 At 422,537 residents, Clackamas County population is more than double what it was in 1975 (205,100)
March 31, 2022 Mall 205 closes

 

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