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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Feb 18, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM

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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Feb 18, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3:00 pm Gresham City Council meeting.

Meeting start time varies.

GRDC meeting allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as approval of projects, budget adoption, committee appointments, public hearings, resolutions, etc.

For more information, contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Frenchman's Bar Park to Vancouver Lake Park Walk: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM

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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Frenchman's Bar Park to Vancouver Lake Park Walk: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 5.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 10 feet
  • Trail conditions: Paved path
  • Round-trip travel: 45 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $5

We will begin this walk at Frenchmanâs Bar Park near Vancouver Lake on the Columbia River. In addition to the river, views of Sauvie Island and the mouth of the Willamette are visible. The paved path to Vancouver Lake Park is adjacent to fields where Sandhill cranes and Canada geese are usually gathered, and if the weather is clear, there are Cascade mountain views. The path passes the Vancouver Lake Rowing Club facility, then continues to the lake and beach. After a stop at the restrooms, we will return on the same route.

Bring water and snacks for the trail. Comfortable walking shoes should be fine. Lunch will be at Feral Public House in Vancouver.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Matthews at 503-766-9443 or lindaraematthews@gmail.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

City of Gresham Design Commission Meeting: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 6:30PM-8PM

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City of Gresham Design Commission Meeting: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 6:30PM-. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city. The Commission assists in the development and application of design standards and guidelines, and will conduct hearings as necessary to ensure that proposed public and private projects achieve these standards.

For more information about this event, contact Jamie Thomes, Planning Technician at 503-618-2842 or Jamie.Thomes@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Finance Committee Meeting: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 7PM-9PM

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City of Gresham Finance Committee Meeting: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 7PM-9PM. . Info here!

When: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Finance Committee advises Council on City financial matters. Finance Committee meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Gresham City Hall.

For more information about the Finance Committee or about this meeting, contact Sharron Monohon, Budget and Financial Planning Director, at 503-618-2890 or Sharron.Monohon@GreshamOregon.gov.

Albertina Kerr Workforce and Inclusive Housing Project Update, February 2020

Albertina Kerr Workforce and Inclusive Housing Project Update, February 2020. Gresham campus. Construction starts August 2020. Completion September 2021. Info here!
Albertina Kerr Workforce and Inclusive Housing. Entry, Gresham campus. Click to enlarge.

By: Jeff Carr
CEO, Albertina Kerr
www.albertinakerr.org/

Albertina Kerr continues to move forward and make progress on its Workforce and Inclusive Housing Project to be located on the Gresham campus at 722 NE 162 Avenue. The project will include 150 units, from studios to 3 bedrooms. Since the November Wilkes East Neighborhood meeting where a presentation was made, significant progress has been made:

  • Site due diligence was completed in December 2019 (Geotech, surveying, arborist report)
  • A Design Review Consult was completed with the City of Gresham Community Design Review Committee in December 2019
  • 100% Schematic Design was completed in early January 2020
    Submittals were completed for land use review in early January 2020
  • Albertina Kerr hit the $1 million private fundraising mark in December 2020 and only needs $200,000 more in private donations to hit the total goal of $1.2 million in private donations.

One significant change since the November meeting is that we have decided to pursue making the building “net zero” from an energy use standpoint, which means we will be adding enhancements to make the entire building more energy efficient and producing energy via solar panels to provide enough energy to operate the entire building year-round.

The current timeline for the project is as follows:

Goal Date
Complete 100% schematic design January-2020 - Done
Submit for land use January-2020 - Done
Complete 50% design development February-2020
Land use public hearing March-2020
Complete 100% design development April-2020
Update hard cost & proforma May-2020
Land use approval May-2020
Submit for building permit May-2020
Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) July-2020
Permit Issued August-2020
Construction Start August-2020
Construction Complete September-2021

We continue to be excited about this project and what it will mean for direct care workers at Albertina Kerr and others who care for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Architect Images

Alberina Kerr Workforce and Inclusive Housing. Gresham campus. NE 162nd Ave view. Click to enlarge
NE 162nd Ave view. Click to enlarge
Alberina Kerr Workforce and Inclusive Housing. Greshma campus. NE Holladay St view. Click to enlarge
NE Holladay St view. Click to enlarge

About Albertine Kerr
For more than 100 years, Albertina Kerr has been caring for Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens. Over the decades, our services have evolved to meet the community’s needs. While these needs have changed, the values of our expert caregivers remain constant: compassion, commitment, collaboration, and advocacy.

Today, Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. We provide comprehensive crisis and preventative mental health care for children and teens, as well as a full range of services for children and adults with IDD.

Learn more at www.albertinakerr.org

City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM

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City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rms 2A and 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Transportation Subcommittee advises City Council in the ongoing development of a transportation network to improve safety and livability of Gresham.

For more information about this event, contact Carly Rice, Transportation Planner at 503-618-2818 or Carly.Rice@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 6:30PM-8PM

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City of Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 6:30PM-8PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 6:30PM-
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.

For more information about this event, contact Amanda Lunsford, Administrative Analyst at 503-618-2235 or Amanda.Lunsford@GreshamOregon.gov.

Sunday Indoor Futsal 2020: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 5PM-7PM

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Sun Futsal 2020: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Play Futsal! Info here!

Let's Play Futsal!

When: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

For more information, email Ricki Ruiz at Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-583-0771.

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Stone Creek Golf Course Hike: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM

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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Stone Creek Golf Course Hike: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: About 3.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: About 190 feet
  • Trail conditions: Well-maintained wood-chipped path and paved streets
  • Round-trip travel: 24 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $3

This hike takes an urban trail around Stone Creek Golf Course. We will go up and back on a couple side streets through a neighborhood to add a little extra distance to the hike. Part of the Stone Creek Trail is along Highway 213. The trail then wanders around a housing area by the golf course and along Beaver Creek. The trail could be muddy in places if there has been a lot of rain.

We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Bring water and snacks for the trail. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

For more information about this hike please contact Becky Tripp at 503-754-2851 or trippr2016@comcast.net.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Nadaka Nature Park future uncertain; community members call for dedicated recreation funding

Nadaka Nature Park won't have much of a reason to celebrate the new year.

Nadaka Nature Park future uncertain; community members call for dedicated recreation funding. Lee Dayfield said a parks district funding mechanism is the best option for maintaining Nadaka Nature Park, which lost its fiscal agent and programming at the end of 2019. Info here!
PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Lee Dayfield said a parks district funding mechanism is the best option for maintaining Nadaka Nature Park, which lost its fiscal agent and programming at the end of 2019. Click to enlarge

By Christopher Keizur
Source: Gresham Outlook (Oct 18, 2019)

The beautiful green space in the heart of the Wilkes East Neighborhood will be empty after losing its fiscal agent — transforming what was once thought of as the model for future parks in Gresham into just another open area. Despite the work that has been poured into the park, residents will have less of a reason to visit than ever before.

"It almost makes me cry to walk through here and know all those kids won't be coming here to be educated," said Lee Dayfield. "This park was their backyard, playground and forest."

There is no better person to talk to about Nadaka Nature Park than Dayfield. She spearheaded the charge to transform her dream park into a reality. She overcame red tape and bureaucracy, founding Friends of Nadaka to help secure grants and other funding.

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council, a Portland-based organization, had supported the Gresham park since its inception. But with some changes to the board and executive director, the group has decided to focus on other projects.

The backing for Nadaka will end when the money runs dry, which is estimated to happen in January 2020. That means no more activities — from community cleanups to educational gatherings for local schoolchildren — that made the park so special.

"They were so strong and supportive of us for seven years," Dayfield said. "People will notice a big difference."

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