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- Crime Reports
- Neighborhood Safety Forum
- Community Forum for Wireless Communication Facilities (WCF)
- Basic Mediation Training
- New Downtown Development Rules Proposed
- Charter Review Committee
- Gresham Composts – Businesses Recycling Food Scraps
- Workshop: Negotiation for Win-Win Solutions
- What’s Your Opinion of Code Violations in Your Neighborhood?
- Earth Day is April 21
- Water Crews Flushing Pipes
- Raptor ID Class
- Winter Birds in Your Yard
- Amphibian Surveys: Volunteers Needed
- February is Plant a Tree Month (Free Tree Giveaway)
- Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser
- Auditions for East County’s Got Talent
- Free Activities at the Library
- Volunteer Today at Girl Scouts
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Healthy Eating Active Living website
When:Mon Jan 9, 2012 6:30-9PM
Type IV Hearing – City of Gresham CPA 11-245 - Stacy Humphrey
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)
Proposed amendments to the Gresham Community Development Plan Volumes 1 (Findings) and 2 (Policies) related to the Healthy Eating Active Living project. Materials for the work session are available on the Planning Commission page of the City’s website. Additional information also is available on the project page.
Type IV Hearing – VAC 11-26000241 - Jim Wheeler
Applicant: Yvonne Nelson
Site Location: 430 NW Birdsdale Ave
Application to Vacate the Spencer Partition Plat (PP 2008-85) located at 430 NW Birdsdale Avenue in Gresham
When: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7-9PM
The Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
The purpose of the Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee (GRDCAC) is to advise the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) on the implementation of urban renewal plans.
Public participation is welcome and encouraged.
- Election of Officers
- Public Safety Facility Discussion
- Report to GRDCAC: 2011 GRDC Work Plan
- 2012 GRDC Work Plan
- Annual Report to GRDC
- Projects/Program Updates
Gresham Planning Commission, DCIP-5 / Healthly Eating Active Living work sesions: Dec 5, 2011 6:30PM
Healthy Eating Active Living website
Be Part of the Solution
When:Mon Dec 5, 2011 6:30-9PM
HEALTHY EATING ACTIVE LIVING
The Planning Commission will conduct a work session on Dec 5th regarding a discussion draft comprehensive plan amendment related to the Healthy Eating Active Living project.
DEVELOPMENT CODE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The Planning Commission will conduct a work session on December 5 regarding the Land Use Classification component of the DCIP-5 project. Materials for the work session are available on the Planning Commission page of the City’s website. Additional information is available on the project page.
When: Wed Dec 14, 2011 6PM-8PM
Share Your Opinion
The City of Gresham would like your help in determining where and how renewable energy technologies should be allowed in Gresham.
You are invited to attend the second community forum to gather input on issues and potential alternative solutions to Gresham's renewable energy future.
This meeting will include an open house at 6PM, a presentation and large group discussion at 6:15PM and small group work sessions to conclude the evening. This meeting is part of the Renewable Energy component of the Development Code Improvement Project, which is on the Council Work Plan.
The project will encourage renewable energy development in appropriate locations while protecting the natural environment, the social and economic quality of life and the design of the built environment
Medcure breaks ground, Sep 2011
The City of Gresham is finalizing building permits for the creation of a Surgical Training Center at the northeast corner of 181st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.
Ground breaking for the new facility happened September 7th. The new Surgical Training Center will be a six-station, state of the art bio-skill laboratory. Surgeons will utilize the center to develop and practice the latest in minimally invasive surgical procedures on persons who have donated their body after death, to support advancements in medical science. This kind of surgical training is critical in developing competency in procedures before performing these operations on living persons.
“The location is ideal for us because of the proximity to the Portland International Airport and area hotels,” says Valere Beck, Marketing Director for MedCure. “This allows surgeons to access the center with ease.”
The opening date is expected to be in February 2012.
Joint Open Houses: DCIP-5 Institutional Master Plans, Urban Forestry Management Plan: Sep 7, 2011 6PM-8PM
Joint Open Houses
When: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 6PM-8PM
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
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.
Step-down design. Compatible?
Compatibility project’s preferred approaches
Public comment is welcome
When: Tuesday Feb 8, 2011 3PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
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.
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
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.