West Gresham

WENA Quarterly Meeting at St Aidan's: Mar 22, 2010 7PM

03/22/2010 - 7:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon. Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together we can make a difference!

  • Neighborhood news
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements along Halsey (162nd-181st)
  • PDX Airport North Runway Construction May-Oct 2010

Come to the Neighborhood Meeting

When: Monday, Mar 22, 2010 7:00PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
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Save the date!

Be sure to save Monday, Mar 22nd at 7:00 PM to attend the next Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting. Learn what's going-on in your neighborhood. Discuss issues important to our community. (See full story for Agenda below).

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference.

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Nelson Property Master Plan, Community Forum #2: Mar 31, 2010 7PM

03/31/2010 - 7:00pm
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Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan Community Forum, March 31 2010 7PM.  Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
Gresham, Oregon

Community Forum #2

Nelson Property
Neighborhood Park Master Plan

Wednesday, March 31st, 7PM

The City is asking for input to help with the Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan.

When: Wednesday March 31, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Conference Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Park Design Selected

On January 20th 2010 the City of Gresham held a Community Forum regarding the 2-acre Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan and companion 12-acre Nadaka Vegetation Management Plan.

A Summary Report has been prepared that includes oral comments, written comments, objectives, design narratives, the three design alternatives and other collective information. The Summary Report has been placed on the City webpage and is located here.

You are invited to attend the second Community Forum, scheduled for Wednesday evening, March 31 from 7- 9 pm at Gresham City Hall in Rooms 2A and 2B. At this meeting the Preferred Design Alternative will be presented

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)

Landlord decides against proposed Rockwood methadone clinic after public outcry

Landlord decides against proposed Rockwood methadone clinic after public outcry. Mayor says the landlord 'did the right thing', adding 'I think he heard the community.' Read more here!

Gresham Mayor says
landlord "did the right thing"

"I think he heard the community.”

Mayor Shane T. Bemis announced February 10, 2010 that Jack Medak the owner of the building at l9295 E Burnside and potential landlord for a proposed methadone clinic in the Rockwood area of Gresham has decided not to lease his space for that use.

The decision comes after a contentious two-hour meeting held Thursday, Feb. 4, in the building in question at 19295 E Burnside St.

"This is a big win for the people who have been working so hard to raise the tide in Rockwood," said Bemis. "I am tremendously proud of the community for clearly articulating the potential redevelopment obstacles and law enforcement challenges that could come from an additional methadone clinic in the area." Bemis said “I am glad that Mr. Medak did not lease to them,” adding, “He did the right thing. I think he heard the community.”

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Feb 10, 2010 7PM

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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting, Wednesday Feb 10, 2010 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Barberry Village Apartments, Plaza del Sol workgroup report, 188th MAX Station Improvements, 187th/188th Realignment at Stark, Stark Street Boulevard Phase II.

When: Wednesday Feb 10, 2010 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.

It includes: Community Building at Barberry Village Apartments, Plaza del Sol: Community Event Work Group Report, 188th MAX Station Improvements, 187th/188th Realignment at Stark Street, Stark Street Boulevard Phase II (190th to 197th), and more. You will find all of this under "agenda attachments" for the meeting on 2/10.

Methadone Treatment Facility, Early Neighborhood Notification Meeting: Feb 2, 2010 6:30PM

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Methadone Treatment Facility, Early Neighborhood Notification Meeting: Feb 2, 2010 6:30PM. Proposed facility to be located in Rockwood's Germantowne Square at 192nd between Stark and Burnside. Info here!

Proposed facility to be
located in Rockwood's
Germantowne Square,
192nd between Stark and Burnside

When: Tuesday Feb 2, 2010 6:30PM
Where: 19295 E Burnside
Gresham Oregon
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Meeting Notice

"RETREAC" and a contractor based out of San Francisco have applied to open and operate a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Facility for the treatment and counseling of narcotic addiction. [Methadone is a Schedule II Narcotic not to be confused with "Meth"(Methamphetamine)].

This informational meeting is being held at the request of applicant to:

  1. facilitate discussion between neighbors and the applicant
  2. identify any perceived issues regarding the proposal, and
  3. make modifications to the proposal where reasonable.

It is part of Gresham's Planning Application process for Community Service Use – Type III. Please visit https://egov.greshamoregon.gov/Click2GovPZ/Index.jsp and input Project Number 09-26000311 to review Project Documents/Comments.

Concerned citizens of Rockwood and Wilkes East are urged to attend this meeting.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements along Halsey St. Project begins May 2010.

Call for Comments. Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements along Halsey St. Project begins May 2010.  Info here!

"Bye-bye" curbside parking. Much needed upgrades coming.

Sidewalks, ADA rampes, bike lanes, and a new crosswalk near 172nd.

Changes coming to Halsey Street

May - September 2010 the City of Gresham’s Transportation Division will enhance Halsey Street between 162nd and 181st Avenues. The project includes construction of new sidewalks where they are missing, new ADA ramps, and an enhanced crosswalk on 172nd or at a nearby intersection to facilitate access to the north side of Halsey Street from H.B. Lee Middle School. Get Map!

The street surface will also be repaved with microseal, a more durable road surface than the existing asphalt. When the street is resurfaced automobile lanes will be realigned and bike lanes will be added to the north and south sides of the street. With the addition of bike lanes some on-street parking will be eliminated.

New Scarlet Oaks added to Columbia View Park by Friends of Trees volunteers

New Scarlet Oaks added to Columbia View Park in Gresham Oregon, Jan 9, 2010 by Friends of Trees volunteers. Info here!
Volunteers plant Scarlet Oaks at
Columbia View Park. Click to view

Oaks will add a nice touch of red fall color to Columbia View Park

Scarlet Oaks added to park

By Kate Farrington, (Friends of Trees)

Friends of Trees, along with volunteers from the Nadaka Nature Park work party, planted three Scarlet Oaks in Columbia View Park (in the SE area of the park) Jan. 9th. They were planted to replace four mature cottonwoods that were recently removed.

The oaks will add a nice touch of red fall color to the park, which is currently dominated by evergreen trees.

Thanks to Lee Dayfield, who put in a lot of work to make this planting happen! Friends of Trees is excited be involved in more planting projects out in Gresham.

Metro Council District #1 Candidates' Forum: Mar 15, 2010 7PM

03/15/2010 - 7:00pm
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Metro Council District #1 Candidates' Forum sponsored by the Rockwood Neighborhood Assn: Mar 15, 2010 7PM, Gresham Salvation Army Youth Center. Info here!

Meet the Candidates for
Metro Council District #1

Everyone is invited to attend.

When: Monday Mar 15, 2010 7PM
Where: Gresham Salvation Army
Youth Center
473 SE 194th St
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Canidates Forum

The Rockwood Neighborhood Association (RNA) is providing a forum for District #1 candidates to introduce themselves, describe Metro and address issues relevant to East County and their respective campaigns. This position is currently held by Rod Park.

Candidates running for Council Position #1 are:

  • Shirley Craddick
    [Currently Council Position #3, City of Gresham]
  • Christopher Gorsek
    [Currently Professor, Mt. Hood Comm. College]
  • Duke Shepard
    [Currently Political Director, Oregon AFL-CIO]

The RNA will provide updates on Neighborhood issues (parks, County Courts, TriMet improvements) prior to the forum.

Lee Dayfield to receive Columbia Slough Watershed Council 2009 Achievement Award: Jan 29, 2010

01/29/2010 - 6:30pm
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Lee Dayfield receives Columbia Slough Watershed Council 2009 Achievement Award for Nadaka Nature Park restoration work: Jan 29, 2010. Info here!
Lee Dayfield
Friends of Nadaka

You're invited

"Slough Celebration"
An evening of awards, raffles,
and live swing music.

Lee Dayfield to be honored
for Nadaka Nature Park
restoration work

When: Friday, Jan 29, 2010 6:30-10:00PM
Where: Acadian Ballroom
1829 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR
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Invitation to Slough Celebration

You're invited to attend the Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC) "Slough Celebration" on Friday, January 29th as they present proudly present Wilkes East's own Lee Dayfield with a 2009 Achievement Award for her work improving Nadaka Nature Park. Ms. Dayfield has championed a neighborhood effort organizing volunteer work parties in partnership with SOLV and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council that brought in 188 volunteers and removed over 14,000 pounds of invasive weeds. Her work at the park has made a significant contribution to the Columbia Slough Watershed’s ecological health and community knowledge.

The Slough Celebration will be held Friday, January 29th at 6:30pm at The Acadian Ballroom located at 1829 NE Alberta St in Portland.

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