Rockwood

Rockwood Neighborhood Association Meeting: Jun 17, 2013 7-9PM

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Rockwood Neighborhood Association Meeting: Jun 17, 2013 7-9PM. Info here

Join Your Neighbors

When: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7-9PM
Where: Rockwood Building
124 NE 181st Ave
Gresham, OR
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You're Invited
Join us Monday Jun 17th, 7PM at the Rockwood Building for the Rockwood Neighborhood Assocation general meeting

Agenda

  • Friends of the Children
    Mark Young, Rose Solowoski, Jack Vollert
  • Boys and Girls Club
    Erin Hubert, Daniel Laurendeau, Erin Cunningham
  • Gresham Survey of City Services
    Cliff Wilson—Citizen Involvement Committee Chair
  • Best Burger and BBQ
    Shannon Chisom
  • National Night Out Planning

More Info
Contact Catherine Nicewood, Rockwood President, at 503-285-6587 or rockwoodpresident@gmail.com.

Boys and Girls Club to manage Gresham youth center for ailing Police Activities League

Boys and Girls Club to manage Gresham youth center for ailing Police Activities League. Info here!
PAL Center, NE 172nd Av, Gresham OR

The Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area has agreed to take over management of the Gresham youth center run by the struggling Police Activities League of Greater Portland, the groups announced Friday.

Source: oregonlive.com (Feb 22, 2013)

After-school activities and services to continue in West Gresham
The change will take effect on March 1, according to a press release. The groups hope to keep the center open for regular hours during the transition, but warned there may be a temporary closure.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after the Portland PAL board warned it might have to shut the doors of the youth center in Gresham. Last-minute donations helped keep the doors open, but PAL’s board concluded this week that it could not continue on its own. The board opted to find someone else who could continue providing the after-school activities and services that it has offered to youths, said PAL board chairman Mark McGinnis.

"The Boys & Girls Clubs' commitment to serving the community is consistent with our mission, and we look forward to their carrying on PAL's work of providing opportunities for law enforcement and youth to have positive, meaningful interaction through the Clubs," McGinnis said in a statement. Read story here.

Financial problems force Gresham PAL Center to close Feb 15, 2013

Financial problems force Gresham PAL Center to close Feb 15, 2013. Info here!
PAL Center, 424 NE 172nd Av, Gresham

PAL Center on 172nd
to close Feb 15th

Local youth center to cease after school activities

Source: Pamplin Media Group, Feb 12, 2013

Without additional funding, the Greater Portland Police Activities League Program said Tuesday that it will be forced to close its centers in Portland and Gresham on Friday, Feb. 15.

Beaverton’s PAL center is expected to stay open for now.

A Tuesday press release said “the ongoing reduction of governmental funding and the economic times have placed the organization in the position to need to make this difficult decision.”

“It is with great sadness that this wonderful program may have to close,” said PAL board member Cliff Madison. “It has made a great impact in the lives of many kids in our community and has taken down many of the walls between Cops, Kids and Community. It will be missed.”

The closure will include both the Bud Monnes PAL Center (NE 172nd Av) in Gresham and the PAL Office at the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct.

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
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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.

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