Urban Renewal

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Nov 2015 Meeting: Tue Nov 17, 2015 4PM-6PM

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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Nov 2015 Meeting: Tue Nov 17, 2015 4PM-6PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Tue Nov 17, 2015 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chamber
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets monthly on the third Tuesday immediately following adjournment of the 3 p.m. Gresham City Council meeting.

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 selects developer for Rockwood catalyst site, Completion 2017

Who's going to build a $30 million Rockwood catalyst project?

City of Gresham selects developer for Rockwood catalyst site, Completion 2017. Info here!
Josh Furher, Exec Dir Rockwood Development Commission

City councilors make a pick

By this time next year, construction crews could begin building a $30 million economic campus where city leaders hope Rockwood and Gresham residents will learn, shop and make money.

Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive
November 17, 2015

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On Tuesday, Gresham City Council members approved the selection of the project's developer who will help pay for the project and bring in an architectural firm to design a 5.5-acre campus for technology, media, and entrepreneurial opportunities. Rockwood residents should also find restaurants, banking services and grocery items in an area that's seen major chains close their doors.

City leaders have so far found funding sources of about $11.5 million to $12.5 million of that cost to build at the project location, called by officials as the catalyst site. With a population of about 16,500, Rockwood is known for its high rates of poverty and crime but also its diversity and youth.

Rockwood Rising project. Conceptual drawing
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Rockwood Rising project. Conceptual drawing
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Rockwood Rising project. Conceptual drawing
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"There are a lot of young smart people and a lot of great ideas that don't have an opportunity at this point," City Councilor Mario Palmero said. "I still think the American dreams lives in Gresham more than anywhere in the state of Oregon."

City Council members chose RKm Development, owned by Roy Kim, over two other candidates: Pate Retail and Hanlon Development. RKm built Bethany Village, a mixed-use development of residences, office and retail spaces just north of Beaverton. The developer will work with YBA Architects and Robert H. Foster Consultants on the project, according to their proposal.

Architects and designers would be influenced by Latin American, Northern European and Asian elements, such as "eclectic architecture, non-traditional plant materials, and a wide color palette," according to their proposal.

"To capture a multi-ethnic experience, the public spaces and circulation would take cues from Latin American urban plazas and Asian market streets while also acknowledging the nascent block structure of the immediate vicinity," the RKm proposal states.

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City of Gresham, Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee Oct 2015 Meeting: Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM CANCELLED

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City of Gresham, Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee Oct 2015 Meeting: Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM
CANCELLED
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee (GRDCAC) meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

The GRDCAC advises the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) on the implementation of urban renewal plans.

More info
Contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Rockwood Rising Project, Micro-Entrepreneurs Resource Fair: Sat Oct 17, 2015 10AM-2:30PM

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Rockwood Rising Project, Micro-Entrepreneurs Resource Fair: Sat Oct 17, 2015 10AM-2:30PM. Info here!

Start Your New Business!

When: Sat Oct 17, 2015 10AM-2:30PM
Where: Sunrise Community Center
18901 E Burnside St
West Gresham
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Just starting a business plan, looking for financial assistance, or maybe need advice on marketing? Come as you are and talk with the experts about getting to the next level. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Childcare and interpretive services will also be provided.

RSVP to RockwoodRising@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-2416 and identify your language preference.

Read more about the Rockwood Rising project.

More info
Contact Brian Monberg at 503-618-2418 or Brian.Monberg@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham, Gresham Redevelopment Commission Oct 2015 Meeting: Tue Oct 20, 2015 4PM-6PM

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City of Gresham, Gresham Redevelopment Commission Oct 2015 Meeting: Tue Oct 20, 2015 4PM-6PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Tue Oct 20, 2015 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets monthly on the third Tuesday immediately following adjournment of the 3 p.m. Gresham City Council 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.

More info
Contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Reynolds to hear proposal for Egan School, Rockwood. Pubic Comments Invited!: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6Pm

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Reynolds to hear proposal for Egan School, Rockwood. Pubic Comments Invited!: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6PM. Info here!

Reynolds to hear proposal for Egan School, Rockwood. Pubic Comments Invited!: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6PM
Egan School, Rockwood (Artist Concept)

Show Your Support

When: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6PM
Where: Fairview City Hall
Council Chamber
1300 NE Village St
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Source: Gresham Outlook Online (09-23-2014)

Former Corbett superintendent and charter director will speak to board
A public hearing on a proposed charter school in the Reynolds School District is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Fairview City Hall’s chambers.

Bob Dunton, the former director of Corbett Charter School and former superintendent of the Corbett School District, will give a presentation on The Egan School, Rockwood.

The proposed Rockwood lease agreement hinges on charter approval from the Reynolds Schools District, where the property lies.

On Wednesday, the public will have an opportunity to comment during the charter hearing. Documents on proposed charter may be found at www.reynolds.k12.or.us/district/school-board.

On Oct. 8, the board is expected to vote on the proposal at its board meeting

New K-12 Charter School Coming to Rockwood, Project To Begin April 2014, Completion 2015

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project, Improvements Coming in 2014. Info here!
Sunrise Rockwood Charter School, Click to enlarge

Starting in April, demolition will begin to make way for construction of a new three-story, 53,000 square foot building for the Sunrise Rockwood Charter School at 19034 SE Stark Street in West Gresham.

The new 700 student K-12 school will have twenty-eight classrooms, a student commons, administrative offices, auditorium, food services, plus covered and open outdoor play areas.

Rockwood Community Development Corporation, the project's developer, says the Corbett Charter School Association has agreed on a lease to create the new school, which will border E. Burnside and S.E. Stark Street along the MAX Blue Line.

The success of the nationally acclaimed Corbett Charter School, which shares school buildings inside the Corbett School District, has created a waiting list of new students (mostly from east Multnomah county) wanting to enroll in the highly successful program. High demand and lack of space is one of the reasons for building the new school.

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

Former Portland Development Commission advisor Kia Selley named to oversee Gresham's Urban Renewal program

Former Portland Development Commission advisor Kia Selley named to oversee Gresham's Urban Renewal program. Selley's professional background also includes comprehensive planning, development planning, development review, urban design streetscape projects, design-guideline development for transit-oriented development, permitting for complex construction projects and affordable housing.. Info here!
Kia Selley (linkedin)

"A passion for the built environment.."

Kia Selley, most recently a development advisor with the Portland Development Commission, has been hired as the City of Gresham's new Urban Design and Planning Director.

Because of the unique combination of skills Selley brings to the job, City Manager Erik Kvarsten has also asked her to oversee the Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal area.

Selley begins work June 13.

At PDC, Selley managed budget and expenditures for the Convention Center Urban Renewal Area, and provided oversight for community infrastructure, district-scale plans and real estate development projects.

A landscape architect by training, her professional background also includes comprehensive planning, development planning, development review, urban design streetscape projects, design-guideline development for transit-oriented development, permitting for complex construction projects and affordable housing.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee Meeting: Feb 9, 2011: CANCELLED

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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting CANCELLED: Feb 9, 2011 7PM. Info here!

Gresham Redevelopment Commission
Advisory Committee
February 9, 2011
Meeting Cancellation Notice

When: Wednesday Feb 9, 2011 7PM-9PM CANCELLED
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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Please be advised that the February 9, 2011 Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee (GRDCAC) meeting is canceled due to the lack of a full agenda.

The next regular meeting is Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:00PM.

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