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Experts warn Cascadia is overdue for a 9.0 earthquake. Will you and your family be ready? How-to Build-A-Kit in 12-weeks & more resources. Info here! Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2016 Newsletter. Now with active web links. Download your copy here! Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together WE can make a difference!

Download, Wilkes East Neighborhood 'Spring 2016 Newsletter' here!

Download, Wilkes East Neighborhood 'Spring 2016' Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2016 Spring Newsletter

 
"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Inside This Issue

 

  • Are You Prepared for a Disaster?
  • Nadaka Is Not Finished, Help Needed
  • Spring Events at Nadaka Park 2016!
  • Mult. County District 4 Candidates
  • Earth Day 2016 Recycling, Apr 23rd
  • WENA Spring Meeting, Mar 28th 7PM

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Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

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Volunteers Needed
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To volunteer contact: info@wilkeseastna.org.

64-Unit, 4-story Waterside Apartment Project Moves Forward, Wetland Area Confirmed. Meeting: Mon Nov 16, 2015 7PM

11/16/2015 - 7:00pm
11/16/2015 - 9:00pm
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64-Unit, 4-story Waterside Apartment Project Moves Forward, Wetland Area Confirmed. Early neighborhood Meeting, Mon Nov 16, 2015 7PM Albertina Kerr Bldg H, 722 NE 162nd Av. Info here!
Artist rendering, Chet Antonsen design
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Early Neighborhood Meeting

When: Mon Nov 16, 2015 7-9PM
Where: Albertina Kerr Campus
722 NE 162nd Ave - Bldg H
Gresham OR
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Neighbors Object
At the Summer 2015 Wilkes East Neighborhood Association meeting, August 24th, Craig Smith with SGS Development LLC (a Bend-based company owned by developer Chet Antonsen that has built several projects in East Multnomah County), presented plans for construction of new 64-unit 4-story 2-building apartment homes at 165th & NE Halsey St.

During the presentation several neighbors raised concerns about the project. Among the main concerns was the number of parking spaces, ingress/egress to the property, building height, 55-and-older vs family tenants, play area size, impact on schools, and a possible wetland.

Addressing Concerns
Over the next several weeks SGS Development explored ways to address the neighbor’s concerns including reducing the building height to 2 or 3-story buildings and spreading out the buildings across the entire site. Based on comments raised at the August meeting a wetlands specialist was retained to study the proposed site. His findings supported the existence of a wetland area on the north portion of the property. A 15' buffer will now separate the wetlands from the project leaving this habitat area undisturbed.

(New design and next meeting info below page break)

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Wilkes East Neighborhood
2015 Fall Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE

  • 64-Unit Waterside Apartment Update
  • Enhabit Fall Energy Saving Tips
  • RHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Nadaka Happenings Fall Edition
  • Friday Night Youth Basketball
  • Zimmerman House Holiday Tours
  • WENA Fall Meeting Nov 16th

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Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

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Got a story to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300 words and may be subject to editing. Send articles by email to: info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can use your help.
To volunteer contact: info@wilkeseastna.org.

City of Gresham, Development Code Improvement Project (DCIP-8) Community Forum: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6PM-8PM

10/01/2015 - 6:00pm
10/01/2015 - 8:00pm
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City of Gresham, Development Code Improvement Project (DCIP-8) Community Forum: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Rooms 2A and 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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This is a Community Forum designed to ask for public input on the DCIP-8 project. DCIP-8 is a broad ranging project that, among other things, will review which sections of the Development Code should be moved to the GRC, how requests for Reasonable Accommodation under the Fair Housing Act should be processed and whether there should be changes made to current Design Review categories.

Read more about the DCIP-8 project.

More info
Contact Ann Pytynia at 503-618-2859 or Ann.Pytynia@GreshamOregon.gov.

Wilkes East residents say 'no' to apartments at 165th & NE Halsey St

Wilkes East residents say 'no' to 64-unit apartment complex at NE Halsey St & 165th Ave saying there are all ready too many apartments. Info here!
16539 NE Halsey, Gresham OR
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Neighbors are worried about the pressures on the infrastructure, the school district and the traffic, saying there are all ready too many apartments

Source: The Gresham Outlook
Friday 28 August
by Jodi Weinberger

Residents in the Wilkes East neighborhood are objecting to a 64-unit apartment complex to be built at Northeast Halsey Street and 165th Avenue, both because of the density and the fear of creating more low-income housing.

“The primary thing that most people feel is that there are too many apartments already in our area,” said Kris Freiermuth, president of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. “I’m voicing what was indicated at the (neighborhood association) meeting. They are worried about the pressures on the infrastructure, the school district and the traffic.”

For weeks, residents have been voicing concerns about a growing trash problem and code violation issues in Wilkes East to the city, police department, and in letters to the editor in The Outlook. Many residents say another complex will just add to these issues.

The four-story apartment complex, to be located at 16539 N.E. Halsey St., is being called the Waterside Apartments. It would contain one-, two-, and three-bedroom units with elevator access to upper floors and a playground in the yard.

The building is being proposed by SGS Development LLC, a Bend-based company that has built several projects in East Multnomah County.

At the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association meeting on Monday, Aug. 24, more than 50 residents showed up to express concern about the building.

Public Meeting, Variance Request New 12-unit Apartment Complex 641 NE 162nd Av: Aug 20, 2015 6:30PM

08/20/2015 - 6:30pm
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Proposed 12-unit apartment building to be built at 631 NE 162nd Av has requested a variance to allow a joint driveway easement on the southern edge of the property for garbage collection and fire truck maneuvering. Public meeting  Aug 20, 2015 6:30PM, Albertin Kerr Louise Building 722 NE 162nd Av, Gresham OR

Joint Driveway Easement Requested

When: Thu Aug 20,l 2015 6:30PM
Where: Albertina Kerr, Louise Building
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham OR
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A proposed 12-unit apartment building to be built at 631 NE 162nd Av has requested a variance to allow a joint driveway easement on the southern edge of the property for garbage collection and fire truck maneuvering.

The public meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr's Louise Building, 722 NE 162nd Ave, Gresham OR. For complete project details visit https://egov.greshamoregon.gov/Click2GovPZ/Index.jsp, enter project #15-26000216

Park vehicles in the Albertina Kerr parking lot, not along NE 162nd Ave.

Get Your Copy of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2015 Newsletter

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together we can make a difference. Learn more here!

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Wilkes East Neighborhood
2015 Summer Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE

  • 64-Unit Waterside Apartment Project
  • Friends of the Children Opening 2015
  • Investing in Oregon Families
  • Nadaka Happenings Summer Edition
  • Clean Energy Works: Summer Movies
  • Nadaka Community Festival Aug 22nd
  • WENA Summer Meeting Aug 24th

CORRECTION:
Our story of 64-Unit, 4-story Waterside Apartment Homes Complex Proposed for 165th & NE Halsey incorrectly reported the property location. It is the heavily treed property with a 1930's farmhouse on the north side of Halsey, directly east of the Moose Lodge. The north 1/4 of the site will be left as open space. Download the corrected newsletter here.

Download your copy here. Now with clickable web links!

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

View archive   |   Policy & Ad Rates

Got a story to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300 words and may be subject to editing. Send articles by email to: info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can use your help.
To volunteer contact: info@wilkeseastna.org.

CORRECTION: 64-Unit, 4-story Waterside Apartment Homes Complex Proposed for 165th & NE Halsey

CORRECTION: 64-Unit, 4-story Waterside Apartment Homes Complex Proposed for 165th & NE Halsey. Info here!
Proposed Waterside Complex.
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Our Summer 2015 newsletter incorrectly reported location of this property.

It is the heavily treed property with a 1930's farmhouse on the north side of Halsey, directly east of the Moose Lodge. The north 1/4 of the site will be left as open space.

City of Gresham DCIP-8 Master Plan, Community Forum: wed Jun 03, 2015 6PM-8PM

06/03/2015 - 6:00pm
06/03/2015 - 8:00pm
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City of Gresham DCIP-8 Master Plan, Community Forum: wed Jun 03, 2015 6PM-8PM.  Info Here!

When: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Conference Room 2A (Second Floor)
City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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The Development Code Improvement Project (DCIP) is a multi-year effort designed to make the development code more usable and ensure it remains current with the needs of the community. The DCIP-8 project is comprised of a diverse group of potential development code amendments that include updates to reflect new rules, a review of design review categories, a new process for requests for reasonable accommodation under the Federal Fair Housing Act, and a determination of which rules are more appropriately located in the Gresham Revised Code.

Albertina Kerr Project Phase II; Louise Renovation Update, April 2015

Albertina Kerr Project Phase II; Louise Building $2.7M Update & Addition, March 2015. Info here!
Artist's concept: Louise Building New Addition, Gresham OR. Click to enlarge.

Phase II; Louise Renovation Update, April 2015
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

Well, all I can say is that the campus is not gracefully moving into the 21st century but the good news is, it is happening rather it likes it or not.

So far we have been through a flood, a major power outage, and are at four and counting "surprise" water pipe mishaps; we have found three buried tanks (one a 5,000 gallon oil tank,) an oil pit, and a fire pit; cut one alarm phone line, discovered and investigated no less than 5 "mysterious" buried pipes of different varieties, had a fire meter removed instead of a domestic water meter, decommissioned an 800' well, and wrestled with numerous HUGE boulders; freed three spirits, found two fairies, and a couple of interesting artifacts since we began construction first of last year.

But in spite of it all, we keep moving forward. On Monday (Apr 20, 2015) we will be taking one more visible stride toward progress as we begin paving the new Tucker parking lot. Plus if you haven't checked out the Louise Building lately take a quick look, the addition is framed in and we are starting work on the new green roof. We are currently dry walling the inside of the historic building and will be pouring the new front entry here next week. The windows have started to be returned and with the nice weather here we will be painting the exterior in earnest.

A heads up, once the Tucker lot gets paved we will be moving ALL front of campus parking to that lot so that we can get the Chapel and School lot completed. Then we will be moving our attention to the big lot at the back of the Chapel.

I also have to apologize for the length of the power outage to the red shed. PGE is expected end of next week to get our new power run to the new transformer and then we can get power back to the Louise and the shed. A huge thanks for everyone's patience on that one.

I know everybody is anxious to know when we are going to be done and I wish I had a confident answer but I don't. The best I can say is at this point, everyone is dedicated to getting done as quickly as is humanly possible and with all the progress we are making I do expect us to be done early July. The surest sign I have of this is that I am actually starting to turn my attention toward furnishing the new building and in my world that is as good as sign as any that we are headed toward the finish line.

Still have a ways to go and not sure what the site will throw at us next but we should be down to a few months and the majority of the mess and my throbbing headaches will be over. Everyone keep your fingers crossed.

If you have any questions, concerns, issues, or etc. please don't hesitate to give me a call.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

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