Rockwood

City planners consider finer points of 'Rockwood Rising' project

Gresham city planners consider finer points of 'Rockwood Rising' project. Office, apartments and marketplace in the works by Mohawk MAX stop. Info here!
Rockwood Town Center final design. Click to enlarge

Office, apartments and marketplace in the works by Mohawk MAX stop.

From The Gresham Outlook

Gresham City Hall's ambitious plans to reshape the heart of Rockwood are nearly finalized.

All told, public leaders and private developers will plunk down at least $40 million to create the three-building development located between Burnside Road and the "Mohawk" MAX light-rail station at Stark Street and Southeast 188th Avenue.

As The Outlook previously reported, site designs call for commercial office space, residential apartments and an indoor/outdoor marketplace orbiting a central plaza.

Rockwood Town Center plaza final design. Info here!
Rockwood Town Center plaza. Click to enlarge
Rockwood Town Center 188th & E Burnside. Info here!
Rockwood Town Center 188th & E Burnside. Click to enlarge

The project, branded as "Rockwood Rising," sits on 5.15 acres that formerly housed west Gresham's Fred Meyer. The city's Redevelopment Commission purchased the land for $8.1 million in 2006.

The plans for the Rockwood Rising Redevelopment Project are nearing completion and are open to the public. Zane Sparling, of the Gresham Outlook, offers a breakdown of the design here.

International Food Fair and Tempeh Celebration & Rockwood Rising Project Design: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 11AM-2PM

04/01/2017 - 11:00am
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International Food Fair and Tempeh Celebration & Rockwood Rising Project Design: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 11AM-2PM. . Info here!

Join Us, See The Designs

When: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 11AM-2PM
Where: Sunrise Center
18901 East Burnside Street
Get Map!

Come gather to sample delicious, diverse foods from local vendors and provide comment on the City's Rockwood Rising Project.

For more information about this event, contact Emily Bower at 503-618-2416 or Emily.Bower@GreshamOregon.gov.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Apr 18, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 4PM-6PM

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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Apr 18, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3 p.m. Gresham City Coucnil meeting.

Meeting start time varies.

GRDC meetings allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as budget adoption, grant awards, public hearings, resolutions, etc.

For more information, please contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Volunteer! Vance Park Pollinator Garden Work Party: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM

03/18/2017 - 10:00am
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Volunteer! Vance Park Pollinator Garden Work Party: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM. . Info here!

Free Hands-On Event

When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Avenue
Get Map!

Join the work party and help us weed, plant flowers and create safe habitat for pollinators. The Water Resources Division is preparing a Pollinator Peace garden for spring education talks on pollinators.

Rain or shine

  • Bring your gardening gloves.
  • Bring a snack and water bottle.
  • Refreshments and tools provided.

The garden is the fenced area, located near the futsal court.

If you are interested in volunteering our would like additional information, please contact Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov.

Rockwood Neighborhood Association Mar 2017 Meeting: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 7PM-9PM

03/20/2017 - 7:00pm
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Rockwood Neighborhood Association Mar 2017 Meeting: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 7PM-9PM. . Info here!

Join Us! Public Meeting

When: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 7PM-9PM
Where: Human Solutions Rockwood Building
124 NE 181st Ave
Get Map!

For more information about the Rockwood Neighborhood Association, contact Catherine Nicewood, Rockwood President, at 503-285-6587 or rockwoodpresident@gmail.com.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Mar 21, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 4PM-6PM

03/21/2017 - 4:00pm
03/21/2017 - 6:00pm
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Mar 21, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3 p.m. Gresham City Coucnil meeting.

Meeting start time varies.

GRDC meetings allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as budget adoption, grant awards, public hearings, resolutions, etc.

For more information, please contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2017 Newsletter here!

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

2017 Spring Newsletter

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


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Read it now!

Inside This Issue:

 

  • Rockwood Town Center Design Chosen
  • Friends of the Children in Rockwood
  • Improving Bicycle Safety Along Halsey
  • New Wilkes Elementary, Mar 14, 6PM
  • Nadaka Update, Happenings & More
  • Earth Day Recycling, City Hall 4/22

Download your copy here. (includes active 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.

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Got a story or tip to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles and tips for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300-350 words and may be subject to editing. Send 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 always use your help.
To volunteer contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2016 Fall Meeting & Annual Election of Officers: Mon Nov 14, 2016 7PM-9PM

11/14/2016 - 7:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2016 Fall Meeting & Annual Election of Officers, Mon Nov 14, 2016 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av - Bdlg CI. Info here!

When: Mon Nov 14, 2016 7PM-9PM
Where: Albertina Kerr, Gresham Campus
Building "CI"
(small bldg, center north on property)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, Nov 14th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2016 Fall Meeting & Annual Election of Officers. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Building "CI" (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Annual Election of Officers; Charles Hodges, Dir. Emergency Services, Human Solutions will present an update on the Gresham Women's Shelter; Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury's office will update neighbors on homeless shelters in our area; Craig Smith, Director of Development will give updates on the Waterside Apartments and ProjectOne at 162nd & NE Halsey; plus neighborhood news and updates.

2016 August Meeting minutes (pending public approval)

Join the Board.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Info here!

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2016 Newsletter here!

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

2016 Fall Newsletter

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


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Read it now!

Inside This Issue:

 

  • Gresham Women’s Shelter Update
  • Nadaka Park Delights Neighbors
  • Reynolds HS Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Holiday Cooking: Freeze the Grease
  • WENA Board Elections Nov 14, 6PM

Download your copy here. (includes active 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 or tip to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles and tips for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300-350 words and may be subject to editing. Send 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 always use your help.
To volunteer contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park. Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing. Read more here!

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

Source: Portland Monthly Magazine (November 2016)

One spring morning in 2007, Lee Dayfield took her dog for a walk. As she passed an empty field, she saw a sign that would forever change her life. It read “for sale.”

The desolate plot of grass sat next to 10 acres ringed by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. Where others may have seen a $900,000 meadow, Dayfield saw a two-acre opportunity: a nature-based play area for the Gresham neighborhood’s children, many of them Native American.

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