Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; May 2nd Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April May 2nd Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April May 2nd Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:


No flooding this week, but we have had wood flying! The crane was here pulling trusses off the truck and up onto the new walls of the residence. Always exciting to see that.

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; New Residents Facility Takes Shape
Albertina Kerr, New Residents Facility

This week's activities also included:

  • Temporary fence moved at Subacute - It didn't rain for me but we only had to have the playground down Thursday morning & Friday to mid-afternoon so everyone got to enjoy the sunshine while it is here.
  • Slab poured for Subacute - Contractor was happy it didn't rain too.
  • Finished up most of the messy demo at the Louise, there will still be activity but not major activity.

Next week is another big week:

  • We start the week by building a new temporary exterior wall in Subacute so that we can begin the tie in to the existing building. Expecting to only have the group room out of commission for about 4 hours and then we will be out of staffs hair. Although, keep in mind there will still be outside noise this next week as we demolish some of the existing building's exterior but hoping to be quick.
  • Will finish the framing on the residence and begin framing the Subacute expansion. We have two more delivery of trusses for the expansion so more big trucks next week.
  • Contractor didn't get the Cold Storage Building demolished, had to pull equipment for an emergency in Eugene, but will be addressing on Monday and then we will finish up the well decommissioning so expect activity around that area most of next week. Luckily we moved the fence so the playground can remain open.

Future Attractions:

  • Things will remain fast and furious for another week or two as we finish up framing and then it will subside to a snail's pace as we move into the interior, so enjoy it while you can.
  • This also means that will have to begin equipment tie in. This is a couple weeks out but putting it on everyone's radar as it will be yet another inconvenience for Subacute. Again a couple weeks out yet, so no reason to panic as we will work out plans prior to doing any work.

Please remember that we can park all over campus, so even if there is no parking close to your building there is parking somewhere on Campus. The parking plan is still valid. After the last of the trusses are delivered we will be able to open up some additional parking which will relieve any pressure.

As always a huge thanks for being patient and understanding as all the pieces fall into place. I am exhausted after another busy week but got to walk through the new residence today and although ready to collapse, am very excited to see it all coming together.

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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