Urban Renewal

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

01/12/2011 - 7:00pm
01/12/2011 - 9:00pm
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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

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
07/07/2010 - 8:00pm
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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
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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
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