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Wilkes East Neighborhood
2015 Fall Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE

  • 64-Unit Waterside Apartment Update
  • Enhabit Fall Energy Saving Tips
  • RHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Nadaka Happenings Fall Edition
  • Friday Night Youth Basketball
  • Zimmerman House Holiday Tours
  • WENA Fall Meeting Nov 16th

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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, Development Code Improvement Project (DCIP-8) Community Forum: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6PM-8PM

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City of Gresham, Development Code Improvement Project (DCIP-8) Community Forum: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Rooms 2A and 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

This is a Community Forum designed to ask for public input on the DCIP-8 project. DCIP-8 is a broad ranging project that, among other things, will review which sections of the Development Code should be moved to the GRC, how requests for Reasonable Accommodation under the Fair Housing Act should be processed and whether there should be changes made to current Design Review categories.

Read more about the DCIP-8 project.

More info
Contact Ann Pytynia at 503-618-2859 or Ann.Pytynia@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham, Design Commission Meeting: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:30PM-8PM

10/07/2015 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham, Design Commission Meeting: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:30PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:30PM-8PMM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city.

More info
Contact Jamie Thomes at 503-618-2842 or Jamie.Thomes@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham, Planning Commission Meeting: Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:30PM-8PM

10/12/2015 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham, Planning Commission Meeting: Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:30PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.

More info
Contact Tammy Richardson at 503-618-2401 or Tammy.Richardson@GreshamOregon.gov.

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

10/14/2015 - 6:30pm
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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
Get Map!

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.

City of Gresham, Community Development and Housing Subcommittee Meeting Oct 2015: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6PM-8PM

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City of Gresham, Community Development and Housing Subcommittee Meeting Oct 2015: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail R
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Community Development and Housing Subcommittee advises the City Council on community development and housing goals, policies and budgets.

More info
Contact Laurie Wells at 503-618-2404 or Laurie.Wells@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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09/20/2015 - 6:00pm
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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.

City of Gresham, Design Commission Meeting: Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:30PM-8PM

10/21/2015 - 6:30pm
10/21/2015 - 8:00pm
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City of Gresham, Design Commission Meeting: Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:30PM-8PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:30PM-8PMM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city.

More info
Contact Jamie Thomes at 503-618-2842 or Jamie.Thomes@GreshamOregon.gov.

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