Urban Renewal

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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.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Jan 12, 2011 7PM

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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Jan 12, 2011 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Election of Officers, Rockwood Code Compliance Staff Report, 2011 Revenue Projections, Rockwood in Motion Update, Annual Report to GRDC, Plaza del Sol Programming Work Group Update

When: Wednesday Jan 12, 2011 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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On the agenda

Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.

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.

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
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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).

Retail Design and Development Standards Community Forum: Aug. 4, 2010 6:30PM

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Community forum, Gresham Retail Development Standards: Aug 4, 2010 6:30PM. Have a voice in the 'Big Box' store code development project. Info here!

Have a voice in Gresham's
'Big Box' Retail Development Standards

Attend this Community Forum, Aug 4th 6:30PM

When: Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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What's Your Opinion?

Join your neighbors for the second Retail Design and Development Standards Community Forum and help refine the City's retail design vision and discuss issues related to the project.

The purpose of this forum is to gather community input on a retail design vision, the tiered approach, refining large format retail locations and retail design standard concepts.

The meeting will include:

  • Open house at 6:30PM
  • Presentation and large group discussion at 6:45PM
  • Small group work sessions to conclude the evening

This Council Work Plan project is creating regulations that ensure that large format retail meets the community's vision and provides high-quality design for retail and other commercial development in the arterial corridors.

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