Rockwood

2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2017 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2017 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2017 Fall Newsletter

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


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Read it now!

Inside This Issue:

 

  • Rockwood Boys & Girls Club Opens
  • Zimmerman House Holiday Tours
  • Rosewood/162 Max Stop Name Change
  • Happenings at Nadaka Nature Park
  • Reynolds Athletics Hall or Fame
  • Neighborhood Meeting, Nov 13th 7PM

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.

CANCELED. Gresham Redevelopment Commission Oct 17, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 4PM-6PM

10/17/2017 - 4:00pm
10/17/2017 - 5:00pm
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Oct 17, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 4PM-6PM
CANCELED
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.

City of Gresham Rockwood Neighborhood Association Sep 2017 Board Meeting: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 6PM-7PM

09/12/2017 - 6:00pm
09/12/2017 - 7:00pm
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City of Gresham Rockwood Neighborhood Association Sep 2017 Board Meeting: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 6PM-7PM. Public Meeting, Join Us!. Info here!

Public Meeting, Join Us!

When: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 6PM-7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

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

City of Gresham Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee Sep 2017 Meeting: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 7PM-8:30PM

09/13/2017 - 7:00pm
09/13/2017 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee Sep 2017 Meeting: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 7PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee (GRDCAC) meets as needed on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

The GRDCAC advises the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) on the implementation of Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal plans.

For more information, please contact Amy Evans, Urban Renewal Administrative Assistant II, at 503-618-3208 or Amy.Evans@GreshamOregon.gov.

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2017 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7PM-9PM

08/14/2017 - 7:00pm
08/14/2017 - 9:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Summer Meeting, Mon Aug 14, 2017 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

When: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(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, August 14th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Summer Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the August 14th meeting include: Josh Fuhrer, Executive Director, Gresham Redevelopment Commission with a Rockwood Rising project update; Mario Palmero, Chair, Gresham City Council, highlighting what's going on at City Hall; Jay Higgins, Associate Transportation Planner, discusses City of Gresham City bike routes.

Seeking Board Members.   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! or contact any board member.

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.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.

Agenda

  • Josh Fuhrer
    Executive Director
    Gresham Redevelopment Commission
    Rockwood Rising project update
  • Mario Palmero
    Chair
    Gresham City Council
    highlighting what's going on at City Hall
  • Jay Higgins
    Associate Transportation Planner
    discusses City of Gresham City bike routes
  • plus a Nadaka update and neighborhood news.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

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.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2017 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2017 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2017 Summer Newsletter

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


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Read it now!

Inside This Issue:

 

  • Rockwood Town Center Awaits Approval
  • Come Visit Zimmerman House
  • Backyard Habitat, Providing Community
  • Nadaka Update, Happenings & More
  • Neighborhood Meeting, Aug 14th 7PM

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.

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

04/01/2017 - 11:00am
04/01/2017 - 2:00pm
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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

04/18/2017 - 4:00pm
04/18/2017 - 6:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
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
03/18/2017 - 2:00pm
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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.

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