Urban Renewal

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

08/04/2010 - 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.

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.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Workshop with the GRDC Advisory Committee: July 7, 2010 6PM

07/07/2010 - 6:00pm
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City of Gresham, Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Workshop with the GRDC Advisory Committee: July 7, 2010 6PM. Info here!

GRDC Workshop & GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Refine Industrial Incentive Programs, Identify Capital Improvement Projects in Industrial Area, Rockwood-West Gresham URA Industrial Land Context, Guest Speakers

When: Thursday July 7, 2010 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) will hold a workshop with the GRDC Advisory Committee on Thursday, July 7, 2010 at 6:00PM in the Conference Center, Gresham Civic Center, City Hall Building, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, Oregon. The focus of the workshop will be on industrial development in the Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal Area.

This is a public meeting.

On the agenda

Click here for Thursday 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.

Topic include: Refine Industrial Incentive Programs, Identify Capital Improvement Projects in Industrial Area, Rockwood-West Gresham URA Industrial Land Context, Guest Speakers.

You will find all of this under "agenda" for the meeting on 7/7.

Traffic Alert: Burnside reduced to one-lane each direction during Rockwood MAX construction, now thru March 2011

Traffic Alert: Burnside reduced to one-lane westbound during Rockwood MAX construction June 2010-March 2011.  Info Here!
Burnside construction, Rockwood
(Click to enlarge)

Rockwood in Motion:
188th MAX Station work begins

Expect congestion and delays along Burnside until next Spring

When: Now thru March 2011
Where: E Burnside (Between 185th - SE Stark)
Gresham, OR
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Westbound

Beginning Monday, June 21, work on the Rockwood/E 188th MAX Station improvements will begin to impact westbound traffic on E Burnside Street between SE 185th Avenue and SE Stark Street. Traffic will be reduced to one through lane in this area until the new station opens in early 2011.

Eastbound

Eastbound Burnside Street will be limited to one through lane in the same area until the new light rail platforms open in March 2011. Temporary MAX station platform construction will begin JUne 21st for riders at the Rockwood station while work proceeds on the new platforms for the rebuilt station.

MAX Remains on Schedule

The MAX will continue to operate on schedule with no service interruptions anticipated. Several changes to pedestrian crossings are in effect during construction. Please observe all detours and other signs and signals near the site for safety. This includes not crossing Burnside Street where crosswalks have been closed or entering the posted construction area.

Rockwood in Motion: Urban Renewal Projects Get Underway June 1st

Rockwood in Motion: Urban Renewal Projects Get Underway. Defining Rockwood's New Town Center, Change is on the horizon.  Info here!
New MAX Station, 188th & Burnside
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Defining Rockwood's
Town Center

Change is on the horizon!

Let the projects begin!

Look for big changes starting this summer, as the Gresham Redevelopment Commission begins transforming the face of Central Rockwood with a distinctive urban design.

"Rockwood in Motion" projects will benefit residents and businesses alike by providing a fresh new look for the area, improving safety and access to MAX, and jump-starting investment in the Rockwood Triangle. All while reinforcing the message that Rockwood is a special part of Gresham.

Expect Traffic Delays

Infrastructure improvement projects have already started in some Central Rockwood areas with all projects expected to be underway by June 1.

Click here for Construction Updates.

  • Burnside widening
  • New Rockwood MAX stations
  • 188th/187th Avenue Realignment
  • SE Stark Boulevard Phase II
  • Former Fred Meyer Site

(See project details below)

Rockwood in Motion: Urban Renewal Projects Get Underway. Construction Map.  Info here!
Construction Map. Click to enlarge

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Special Meeting: May 4, 2010 6PM

05/04/2010 - 6:00pm
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Special Meeting: May 4, 2010 6PM. Info here!

Urban Renewal Project Funding

Small Business Incentive Program

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 6:00PM
Where: Council Chambers
Gresham Civic Center
Public Safety & Schools Building
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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Special Meeting

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. The special meeting will convene immediately following adjournment of the 6:00 p.m. Gresham City Council meeting in the Council Chambers, Gresham Civic Center, Public Safety & Schools Building, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR. No Executive Session is scheduled at this time.

The purpose of the special meeting is for the Commission to consider two resolutions:

  1. Resolution authorizing execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Gresham for Urban Renewal Project Funding
  2. Resolution in support of a Small Business Incentive program

The complete agenda packet is available on the City of Gresham web site, accessible from the following link: GRDC Agendas and Minutes.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Feb 10, 2010 7PM

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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting, Wednesday Feb 10, 2010 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Barberry Village Apartments, Plaza del Sol workgroup report, 188th MAX Station Improvements, 187th/188th Realignment at Stark, Stark Street Boulevard Phase II.

When: Wednesday Feb 10, 2010 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.

It includes: Community Building at Barberry Village Apartments, Plaza del Sol: Community Event Work Group Report, 188th MAX Station Improvements, 187th/188th Realignment at Stark Street, Stark Street Boulevard Phase II (190th to 197th), and more. You will find all of this under "agenda attachments" for the meeting on 2/10.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Jan 13, 2010 7PM

01/13/2010 - 7:00pm
01/13/2010 - 9:00pm
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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting, Wednesday Jan 13, 2010 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Election of Officers, Rockwood Town Center Access Projects, Plaza del Sol, Storefront Improvement Grants, more.

When: Wednesday Jan 13, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
Get Map!

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.

It includes info Election of Officers, Rockwood Town Center Access Projects, Plaza del Sol, Storefront Improvement Grants, 2010 GRDC Work Plan, etc. You will find all of this under "agenda attachments" for the meeting on 1/13.

Six new designs for Rockwood offer a bright future for West Gresham

Univ of Oregon Sustainable Cities Initiative presented six new designs for Rockwood at the Gresham Redevelopment Commission meeting Dec 9, 2009
Community-based urban living in
West Gresham's Rockwood triangle. Click to enlarge

Sustainable Cities Year project redefines Rockwood potential.

Proximity to Portland and MAX huge factors.

"Rockwood Boulevard combines social and community goals to transform an isolated and distressed site into a vibrant neighborhood. At the heart of the six arce site is a street lined with local business creating an atmosphere bursting with activity and unique flavor."

Six new designs for Rockwood

University of Oregon graduate students involved in the year-long Sustainable Cities Year program presented six new designs for the Rockwood triangle to an enthusiastic audience at the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRC) meeting on Dec 9, 2009. The crowd, which divided into three groups for two presentations and a short Q&A every 20 minutes, liked what they saw.

"Community-based urban living supported by a micro economy of local business" dominated the design themes. Students cited the close proximity to downtown Portland and the importance of the adjacent MAX Blue Line as huge factors in their designs, saying Rockwood is positioned to become a vital and thriving area in West Gresham.

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