Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; Jun 20th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; Jun 20th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; Jun 16th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:


It has been pretty much a mixed bag this week. Some good news, some bad but in spite of it all we just keep moving forward. The best news is the design application is in for the Louise Building! Plus I got a contingent of Subacute staff through for a tour of the new addition. They are so excited there were tears! Bad news is we are discussing a small delay in schedule on Residence and Subacute, possibly out 2 additional weeks to mid-August. But don't believe that just yet as the team is working hard to make that NOT happen. So we will see where we end up on it. More as we move forward.

This week wasn't real exciting, just finishing up a bunch of elements on the exteriors and still, yes, still pulling wire on the interior. Equipment has started to arrive and duct work is going in. Subacute' s main art install has been finished by Art from the Heart and is ready for pick up and their finishes are almost picked out, the paint can be a hard one. If your by my desk take a look.

Next week...

Gym shut down Wednesday morning for a couple of hours for NW Natural gas exploration, initial part of the equipment tie in which we all know is coming.

We made it through the last of the fire system testing, all the remaining parts of the existing system held (phew, no more floods) and the system remained pressurized for two hours for the test so we passed inspection. The only issue was the Fire Marshal didn't like the hose size we used to flush the system once we were done so we will have to flush the system one more time. A minor inconvenience on that one.

  • Finishing up the flat roofing at the exterior mechanical area
  • Continuing interior insulation and walls

Looking at PGE power install here in just a bit. This install will have some effect on parking around Multnomah CI but transport will remain flowing. More to come on this as we move forward.

  • Will begin to see painting on the exterior
  • Have the insulation in
  • Drywall install in progress

Working on Seismic Upgrade plan

Parking plan remains the same. Likely won't have an update next week with it being short and the holiday and all but will make sure I keep everyone in the loop. If you don't hear from me before, y'all have a great holiday.

Any questions, issues, concerns please just let me know.

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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