Rockwood

Local Contractors Sought for Rockwood Public Safety Facility Construction, Open House: Jan 10, 2013 3PM-7PM

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Local Contractors Sought for Rockwood Public Safety Facility Construction, Open House: Jan 10, 2013 3PM-7PM. Info here!
Rockwood Public Safety Facility, Gresham

All Trades Welcome!

When: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3PM-7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham OR
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission invites local contractors to attend an open house on Thursday January 10 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Gresham City Hall to learn about opportunities to participate in construction of the new Rockwood Public Safety Facility. Representatives from the project’s Construction Manager/General Contractor, P&C Construction, will be there to describe the project schedule and the process for bidding on work. A formal presentation at 4:30 p.m. will go over details of bidding and contracting on the project.

All trades are welcome at the meetings but attendance is not required for bidding. Interested firms and individuals are strongly encouraged to sign up for more information about working on the project at http://local.ecologisticsllc.com/rockwood_psf/.

East County Courthouse Grand Opening Celebration: Apr 10, 2012 10AM.

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East County Courthouse Grand Opening Celebration: Apr 10, 2012 10AM. After decades of delays the new $19.6 million  East County Courts is finally ready for business. Info here!
East County Courts Building. Click to enlarge

Grand Opening Event

When: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10AM
Where: 185th & SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Completion of the new $19.6 million East County Courts project signals the beginning of Rockwood Town Center's redevelopment.

Join the Celebration
You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening celebration for the long-awaited East County Courthouse in the heart of Gresham's Rockwood neighborhood.

Join us Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:00am 'rain-or-shine' at the new East County Courts building, 185th & SE Stark St, as elected officals from Multnomah County and City of Gresham kick-off the event.

Light refreshments will follow the speaking portion of the program. Event includes self guided tours of the new facility.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee Meeting: Jan 11, 2011 7PM

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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee Meeting: Jan 11, 2012 7PM. Info here!

When: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7-9PM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark
Gresham, OR
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Public Welcome
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.

Agenda

  • 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

Rockwood Family Winter Festival at the Plaza Del Sol; Activities, Tree Lighting, Santa & more: Dec 10, 2011 2PM-5PM

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Rockwood Family Winter Festival at the Plaza Del Sol; Activities, Tree Lighting, Santa & more: Dec 10, 2011 2PM-5PM . Info here!

Rockwood
Family Winter Festival
Saturday Dec 10th 2PM-5PM
Tree Lighting 4:30PM

Join the Fun!

When: Saturday Dec 10, 2011 2PM-5PM
Where: Plaza Del Sol
18709 SE Stark Street
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Free Admission!
Bring the whole family and celebrate the Season on the Plaza Del Sol in Rockwood on Saturday Dec 10th from 2PM-5PM.

  • Live Music
  • Crafts for the Kids
  • Visit from Santa
  • Prizes

Tree Lighting Ceremony 4:30PM!

Help A Neighbor In Need
Help us reach our goal of 20,000 lbs of canned food to benefit SnowCap Community Charities on SE Stark Street. We will be collecting donations at the Festival - so bring your bag of canned food and help a neighbor in need this holiday season.

Rockwood in Motion Enters Next Phase of Work, 188th/187th Avenue Realignment Begins

Rockwood in Motion Enters Next Phase of Work, 188th/187th Avenue Realignment Begins.  Info here!
188/187 realignment begins

Start Street Boulevard completes.
188th/187th Ave realign begins,
open house Nov 17th 6PM.
Plaza del Sol holiday event, Dec 11.

One project completes

One major Urban Renewal-funded project is successfully wrapping up and another is about to get under way in Central Rockwood. The Stark Street Boulevard project is finishing up work to Stark between 190th and 199th, with the final round of concrete work and landscape planting to be completed any day now. The project improved sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks along this important arterial street, and added new street lights and landscaping.

Another project begins

At the same time, the 187th Avenue project is about to begin, with demolition of the north part of the Rockwood Community Office building leading off work that will build a new street connection from 187th and Stark to 188th and Burnside across the east end of former Fred Meyer site (the southern portion of the building used by Gresham Police will remain as is). When it’s complete, this new street will provide a much safer direct connection between the Rockwood MAX station and the neighborhood to the south of Stark, complete with a new signal at 187th and Stark, which should reduce much of the current conflict between vehicles and pedestrians on that stretch of Stark. Construction area map.

MultCo Board approves construction and financing of East County Courthouse

MultCo Board approves construction and financing of East County Courthouse. Construction begins Dec 2010, completion Mar 2012. Info here!
East County Courts, Rockwood
Click for MultCo website

It's official. East County Courts will be built!

New three-story facility will house courts and county data center

After more than 40-years the East County Courts will be built in Rockwood. Ground breaking on the new court facility will begin before year's end

Unanimous Approval

The Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously October 28, 2010 to approve final plans for construction and financing of a new East County Courthouse in the Rockwood neighborhood of Gresham. Approval to build the facility culminates years of effort to replace the current leased courthouse space in Gresham, which is leaky, cramped and inadequate.

“As a long-time East Multnomah County resident, I am very excited to see this courthouse finally become a reality,” said District 4 Commissioner Diane McKeel. “This project will create new jobs and provide a catalyst for economic growth and development in Rockwood and East County. I would like to acknowledge the partnership, perseverance and support shown throughout this process from my peers on the Board, the courts, law enforcement, East County cities, neighbors and the business community.”

Rockwood: Overnight paving planned on Stark Street, Expect delays thru Oct 5, 2010

Rockwood: Overnight paving planned on Stark Street, Expect delays thru Oct 5, 2010.  Info here!

Stark Street Project
nearing completion

Overnight paving 8PM to 6AM
Drivers advised to seek alternate routes

Expect delays overnight

Starting today, crews will grind and place new pavement overlay on Stark Street in Rockwood between 190th and 199th avenues, including the approaches to Stark on Burnside Road. This work is part of Rockwood in Motion and the second phase of safety and boulevard improvements to Stark Street. The work is being conducted at night to minimize delays to the public.

Night work is anticipated from 8PM to 6AM Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29-30, and will include flagging of the Stark/Burnside intersection, which may delay traffic in the area. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

Paving will continue the first week in October to the east of Burnside on Stark Street down to 199th Avenue; Monday or Tuesday night, weather permitting. This work is anticipated to be finished in one night between 8PM. and 6AM. This pavement work will take one lane at a time and may require minor, periodic detours from side streets as the crews work around cooling asphalt.

Redux: Sleepless nights. Nighttime construction extended through next week for Rockwood MAX Project: Aug 22-27, 2010 10PM-7AM

Nighttime construction next week for Rockwood MAX Project: 10PM-7AM, Aug 15-19, 2010.  Info Here!
Burnside construction, Rockwood
(Click to enlarge)

Rockwood in Motion:
188th MAX Station nighttime construction continues

Expect excavation, drilling and other construction noise overnight

When: Sun Aug 22 thru Fri Aug 27, 10PM-7AM
Where: E Burnside (Between 185th - SE Stark)
Gresham, OR
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Plug your ears (It's not over yet)!

Nighttime construction work will continue up to five additional nights next week at the Rockwood 188th MAX station from 10PM to 7AM starting Sunday, August 22 through the morning of Friday, August 27. This is an extension of the original notice (Aug 15-19) as TriMet has encountered challenging subsurface condition during construction.

This work must be completed at night while the MAX trains are not in service in order to avoid machinery contacting the high voltage overhead wires. This work will involve excavation, drilling and other construction equipment. TriMet will make every effort to reduce the impact of this unavoidable noise on the surrounding neighborhood. Noise levels will vary depending on how close one is to the construction area, but are expected to peak between 66 and 76 decibels at 150 feet from the work site, or about as loud as a truck passing on Burnside. Free ear plugs are available during business hours at the Rockwood Community Office, located at 18709 SE Stark Street (directly adjacent to the construction site).

Crosswalk at 188th & Burnside and westbound MAX platform *CLOSED* beginning July 19, 2010

West Gresham: Crosswalk at 188th & Burnside and westbound MAX platform closed beginning July 19, 2010. Info here!

Crosswalk and westbound
MAX platform *CLOSED* for construction

Please support local Rockwood restaurants and businesses

Closure Notice:

Beginning Monday, July 19, the north-south crosswalk on the west side of 188th Avenue and Burnside Street will be closed for construction of the new MAX platform. The westbound MAX platform for the Rockwood/E 188th MAX Station will also be closed as of that day, and riders will be directed to a new temporary westbound platform located directly across from the existing eastbound platform (just east of the intersection of 188th and Burnside). There are no changes for eastbound riders at this time. The MAX will continue to operate on schedule with no service interruptions anticipated.

Vehicular traffic both eastbound and westbound on Burnside Street will continue to be limited to one lane in this area until the new light rail platforms open in early 2011.

See Traffic Impact Map for a visual illustration of the pedestrian and vehicular traffic impacts.

Hungry? Eat in Rockwood!

There is a world of great dining options in Rockwood. Please support local Rockwood restaurants and other businesses during the construction. They are open and look forward to serving you!

Click here Rockwood in Motion Restaurant Guide (pdf).

IMPORTANT

Please observe all detours and other signs and signals near the site for safety. Please avoid closed crosswalks and sidewalks, and do not enter the posted construction area.

Traffic changes on Burnside during Rockwood MAX station construction: Now thru Spring 2011

West Gresham: Traffic changes on Burnside during Rockwood MAX station construction: Now thru Spring 2011.  Info here!

Traffic reduced to one through and one turn lane, east and west bound Burnside, during Rockwood MAX station construction

Rockwood Traffic Changes

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2010, work on the Rockwood/E 188th MAX Station improvements will impact both east and westbound traffic on E Burnside St between SE 185th Av and SE Stark St.

Both eastbound and westbound Burnside Street will be limited to one through lane and one left turn lane each in the same area until the new light rail platforms open in early 2011. Temporary MAX station platform construction is underway at the Rockwood station while work proceeds on the new platforms for the rebuilt station. The temporary platform, which will serve both east and west bound riders, is expected to be operating on July 19.

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