Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; April 27th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April 27th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April 27th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:


As expected last week was just full of activity but the good news is everyone made it through without a scratch, expect for a buried 8" pipe.

A recap of last week activities included:

  • The 2014 flood, which was caused by a failed pipe fitting and all that water had to go somewhere. Just glad we got it stopped before entering the Sub Acute facility but it was a close one
  • This event did cause Sub Acute's water to be shut off for an additional day but we did get rid of port a potties on Thursday (YEAH)
  • Plus between Rockwood Water District and the Contractor (yes it took both of them) we did have to have flush the whole neighborhoods water system to clean it out late Tuesday night. This was pre flood but a huge inconvenience for the whole neighborhood
  • Water is back on and we have had no trouble since 4/23/14 so I am putting the flood and the sleepiness night behind me and moving forward
  • We did get exterior supports up on the Louise Building
  • And did start framing, WE HAVE WALLS. If you haven't seen them yet take a second and check it out.

Next week will be equally busy. Expect lots of activity as we:

  • Continue framing the new residence
  • Pour the slab for the Sub Acute addition (Tuesday). Again there are web cams up if anyone is tempted
  • We are expecting the residence roof trusses to be delivered on Wednesday
  • Will be taking the Cold Storage Building down this week also
  • Cold Storage Demo will affect the Sub Acute playground late in the week as we are moving the West fence in an attempt to make up some square footage that was lost when we adjusted the North fence. I am hoping for rain Thursday and Friday, sorry
  • We will be finishing up the interior demo at the Louise but still have some mitigation, wiring, and misc. elements to address so not done yet
  • Might (although it is a big might) see a wall or two appear for the Sub Acute expansion

Just a heads up but coming up in the near future:

  • The cut into the Sub Acute building. We will begin discussion this next week on schedule and plan just letting everyone know more is coming. Believe it or not there is an end in sight.
  • Lots for hammering as we begin framing on both buildings

Can't thank everyone, especially the neighbors, enough for their patience and support this last week. It was a trying one for everybody yet everyone, but me, handled the water shut down, flood, and resulting issues with so much grace that it warmed my heart. A huge thank you to everyone. If you have any questions, concerns, issues, or etc. please don't hesitate to give me a call.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

More Info
For more info contact Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr, at 503-869-2596.


Construction on a new sub-acute care addition, and a new residential facility, began in March at Albertina Kerr Centers Gresham Campus, 722 NE 162nd Ave. Work on the project is expected to be completed in July.

The 6,000 square feet of new space, a new exercise area and parking lot improvements will allow the facility to serve approximately 25% more children and families.

Since 1997, Albertina Kerr Centers has operated a youth crisis psychiatric facility on its Gresham Campus.

The 24-bed facility has benefited over 4,000 children experiencing severe mental health challenges and their families over the past 15 years and is the only facility of its type in the State of Oregon.

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