Land use

2018 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 300 Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Joint Open Houses: DCIP-5 Institutional Master Plans, Urban Forestry Management Plan: Sep 7, 2011 6PM-8PM

09/07/2011 - 6:00pm
09/07/2011 - 8:00pm
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Joint Open Houses: DCIP-5 Institutional Master Plans, Urban Forestry Management Plan: Sep 7, 2011 6PM-8PM. An outreach event that provides a chance to comment on two City planning projects. Info here!

Joint Open Houses

When: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Room (First Floor)
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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You're Invited
Please mark your calendars for a September 7th outreach event that provides a chance to comment on two City planning projects.

Starting at 6PM, an open house will offer information on:

  • Institutional Master Plans
    Come review the draft Development Code changes that would allow institutional uses to seek approval of long-term, phased master plans.
  • Urban Forestry Management Plan
    Take a look at the draft goals, policies and action measures for urban forestry in Gresham. These goals and policies will be incorporated into the City's Community Development Plan to guide future Code development and City actions regarding its urban forest. We would like your questions and ideas.

The urban forestry open house will continue until 8PM.

At 6:45PM, those at the joint open house will be invited to join a presentation and discussion regarding the Institutional Master Plan draft Code.

Former Portland Development Commission advisor Kia Selley named to oversee Gresham's Urban Renewal program

Former Portland Development Commission advisor Kia Selley named to oversee Gresham's Urban Renewal program. Selley's professional background also includes comprehensive planning, development planning, development review, urban design streetscape projects, design-guideline development for transit-oriented development, permitting for complex construction projects and affordable housing.. Info here!
Kia Selley (linkedin)

"A passion for the built environment.."

Kia Selley, most recently a development advisor with the Portland Development Commission, has been hired as the City of Gresham's new Urban Design and Planning Director.

Because of the unique combination of skills Selley brings to the job, City Manager Erik Kvarsten has also asked her to oversee the Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal area.

Selley begins work June 13.

At PDC, Selley managed budget and expenditures for the Convention Center Urban Renewal Area, and provided oversight for community infrastructure, district-scale plans and real estate development projects.

A landscape architect by training, her professional background also includes comprehensive planning, development planning, development review, urban design streetscape projects, design-guideline development for transit-oriented development, permitting for complex construction projects and affordable housing.

City of Gresham Residential Districts-Preferred Approaches: Feb 8, 2011 3PM

02/08/2011 - 3:00pm
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City of Gresham Residential Districts-Preferred Approaches: Feb 8, 2011 3PM. Info here!
Step-down design. Compatible?

Compatibility project’s preferred approaches

Public comment is welcome

When: Tuesday Feb 8, 2011 3PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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Event Details

The City Council will discuss the Residential Districts Review-Compatibility project’s preferred approaches at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the City Hall Conference Center. Public comment is welcome.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Jan 12, 2011 7PM

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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Jan 12, 2011 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Election of Officers, Rockwood Code Compliance Staff Report, 2011 Revenue Projections, Rockwood in Motion Update, Annual Report to GRDC, Plaza del Sol Programming Work Group Update

When: Wednesday Jan 12, 2011 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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On the agenda

Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.

UPDATED: City of Gresham "Big Box" Retail Design and Development Standards code nears completion

City of Gresham
Suzan Wells, Pres. SWNA
outside abandoned QFC store
182nd/Powell. Gresham Outlook

City of Gresham "Big Box" Code nears completion

UPDATE: Gresham approves big-box standards, Nov. 16

Years in the making

Five years ago the Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA) appealed to Gresham city leaders to create a code regulating big-box stores. Susan Wells, President of SWNA says "This is not about keeping businesses out. This is about responsible development in the City of Gresham."

Background
A few years ago the City of Gresham became mired in a three year battle when Walmart's proposed supercenter (182nd & Powell) met with fierce opposition from the local neighborhood association over issues with traffic, safety and livability. Gresham approved the 212,000 sq ft project (complete with two levels of underground parking for 900 cars) but the neighborhood, worried about traffic problems, appealed the city’s decision to the state Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) and won. A year later, Walmart proposed a store half the size; this time the city rejected the proposal, citing traffic issues. Walmart appealed to LUBA, but the application was eventually denied in part due to strong citizen opposition.

UPDATE: Gresham approves big-box standards
(Source: The Gresham Outlook, Nov 16, 2010)
Gresham city councilors unanimously approved a package of code changes, new zones and a host of design standards to a round of applause on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Read more.

An important message to our neighbors

Susan Wells, President of the Southwest Neighborhood Association has helped shape the City's new "Big Box" Retail Design and Development Standards with her continued involvement. Throughout this project Susan has emailed valuable information and insight to share with our neighbors about this important community issue.

Below is Susan's latest email:

City of Gresham Development Code Improvement Project work session: Sep 21, 2010 3PM

09/21/2010 - 3:00pm
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City of Gresham Development Code Improvement Project work session: Sep 21, 2010 3PM. Info here!
greshamoregon.gov

Topics: renewable energy, institutional master plan, and new use classification system

When: Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 3PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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The City Council is holding a Development Code Improvement Project work session on September 21 at 3:00PM to discuss the issues and opportunities. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway.

This purpose of the Development Code Improvement Project is to enhance the clarity and increase the effectiveness of the Development Code. Topics of this round include:

  • Incorporating renewable energy into the Development Code
  • Developing an institutional master plan process
  • Reconsidering how special uses are reviewed
  • Introducing a use classification system

More information on the project may be found at the project website: http://greshamoregon.gov/city/city-departments/planning-services/comprehensive-planning/template.aspx?id=5364

Retail Design and Development Standards Community Forum: Aug. 4, 2010 6:30PM

08/04/2010 - 6:30pm
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Community forum, Gresham Retail Development Standards: Aug 4, 2010 6:30PM. Have a voice in the 'Big Box' store code development project. Info here!

Have a voice in Gresham's
'Big Box' Retail Development Standards

Attend this Community Forum, Aug 4th 6:30PM

When: Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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What's Your Opinion?

Join your neighbors for the second Retail Design and Development Standards Community Forum and help refine the City's retail design vision and discuss issues related to the project.

The purpose of this forum is to gather community input on a retail design vision, the tiered approach, refining large format retail locations and retail design standard concepts.

The meeting will include:

  • Open house at 6:30PM
  • Presentation and large group discussion at 6:45PM
  • Small group work sessions to conclude the evening

This Council Work Plan project is creating regulations that ensure that large format retail meets the community's vision and provides high-quality design for retail and other commercial development in the arterial corridors.

Development Code Improvement Project Hearings: Jun 15, 2010 3PM

06/15/2010 - 3:00pm
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City of Gresham Logo

Planning Commission to discuss Development Code Improvement Project

When: Monday June 15, 2010 3PM
Where: Council Chambers
City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR

The City Council will be holding a hearing on some of the topics from the 2009 Development Code Improvement Project and the 2009 Corridor Districts Review project at 3:00 PM on June 15, 2010. The hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, located at 1333 NW Eastman Parkway. You may find the staff report and proposed amendments on the City Council website. The public may provide written testimony before or at the hearing, and may provide oral testimony at the hearing.

Community forum, Gresham 'big box' store code development project: Apr 19, 2010 6:30PM

04/19/2010 - 6:30pm
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Community forum, Gresham 'big box' code development: Apr 19, 2010 6:30PM. Have a voice in the 'big box' store code development project. Info here!

Have a voice in the 'big box' store code development project

Attend this Community Forum, April 19th 6:30PM

When: Monday, April 19, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rooms 2A/2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The first community forum for this 2010 Council Work Plan project has been scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 6:30PM in Gresham City Hall Conference Rooms 2A/2B. This project is a follow-up to the October 13, 2009, Gresham City Council Policy meeting on "big box" development.

(Everyone concerned about neighborhood big-box stores is urge to attend this important meeting as attendance does make an impact. This is a meeting where folks can make a comment (under 3 minutes). Since the time limit is very set please have your thoughts planned out ahead before attending the meeting. The City Staff will also be making their presentation to the City Council on April 20, 3 to 5pm... another good chance to have a large attendance and to speak (for 3 min). Ed.)

For more information about the 'big box' project and future meeting dates please visit the city's project Web site here.

A Used Car lot for Wilkes East? Maybe. Deadline for comments is Feb 25th

Wilkes East mortgage broker requests permit to sell used cars too at 178th & Glisan location. 14-day comment period ends Feb 25, 2010.  Info here!

Real Estate, Mortgages, and... Used Cars too?

Wilkes East mortgage broker requests permit to sell used cars at 178th & Glisan location.

Good Idea? Bad Idea?

According to City documents Interbank Mortgage Services has applied for a permit to sell used cars in addition to real estate and mortgage loans on the corner of 178th & NE Glisan. (In this slow economy the temptation to compete with the other used car lot at 163rd & NE Glisan must be too great to resist.)

A notice asking for public comment appeared February 11, 2010 in front of the proposed car lot at 17811 NE Glisan St. Get Map!. View Land Use notice here. If you object to this land use proposal you need to file your comments with the City before February 25, 2010. (See info below)

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