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Gresham City Council "Big Box" Retail Design and Development Standards public hearing and approval: Nov 16, 2010 3:00PM

11/16/2010 - 3:00pm
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Gresham City Council

Final public meeting

Show your support.
Plan to attend

When: Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 3:00PM
Where: City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Meeting Notice

The public hearing for City Council will be on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm. The November 16, 2010 meeting will include the approval of the amendments, the enactment and an effective date in one reading at the same City Council hearing date.

A message from Susan Wells, President, SWNA:

For some reason the Large Retail Development Standards (Big Box Code) has been moved to emergency status, which means meeting dates have been moved up. It appears as though things are on track to get the new code approved and in place very quickly. This all seems good but, we still need to be active, take part and make sure it happens. We need the Planning Commission and the City Council to both approve the new code. Usually when the City Council has a hearing and approves items they are then enacted a few weeks later and then the date for effectiveness (or start) is set after that. For some reason the hearing, enactment and an effective date are all to be done in one reading at one meeting.

If you can attend both or either of these meetings please make an appearance. We need folks to show support and we need folks to speak and suggest that this code be approved.

Moving the date of the City Council meeting does change the time from a 6:30 pm meeting to a 3:00 pm meeting. I know this is difficult for a lot of folks to make but let's see if we can get some good attendance and convince the Council to approve this code.

These will be the last meeting regarding this issue.

Rockwood in Motion, 188th/187th Avenue Realignment Open House: Nov 17, 2010 6PM

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Rockwood in Motion, 188th/187th Avenue Realignment Open House: Nov 17, 2010 6PM. Info here!
188th/187th Ave realignment
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188th/187th Avenue Realignment begins

Open House,
Wednesday Nov 17th 6PM
Rockwood Community Office

When: Wednesday Nov 17, 2010 6PM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Another project begins

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 here.

Project Open House, Nov 17th 6PM

While much of the work will take place entirely on the former Fred Meyer site, there will be intermittent traffic impacts on Stark Street near 187th. Staff are working closely with nearby businesses and residents regarding project schedule and scheduled lane closures, etc. A Project Open House is scheduled for 6:00 pm on November 17 at the Rockwood Community Office.

City of Gresham Residential Districts Review Open House: Nov 18, 2010 4:30PM-7PM

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City of Gresham Residential Districts Review Open House: Nov 18, 2010 4:30PM-7PM. Info here!
Compatible? Tell us your opinion.

Open House!

You're invited to review & comment on the new changes

When: Thursday Nov 10, 2010 4:30PM - 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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Event Details

Participants will have the chance to review and comment on the latest proposals regarding residential compatibility. Each event will address different topics within the same project. Those who would like to attend can drop in any time between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Fall Neighborhood Safety Forum, City Hall: Nov 20, 2010 9:00AM

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City of Gresham Fall Neighborhood Safety Forum, City Hall: Nov 20, 2010 9:00AM. Info here!

Improving citizen safety though understanding and participation

Learn about
Neighborhood Watch

When: Saturday Nov 20, 2010 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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You're Invited

The fall's quarterly neighborhood safety forum topics will be:

  • Update from the Gresham Police Dept
  • Preview of Crime Statistics Now Available the the Public
  • Gresham Police Dept's new on-line reporting system
  • Neighborhood Watch Q & A

Download flyer here!

Neighborhood Watch sign

City of Gresham "Big Box" Code nears completion, final days to comment: Oct 11, 2010 6:30PM

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City of Gresham
A Big Box in Wilkes East?
181/Halsey, 1 of 4 possible sites

City of Gresham "Big Box" Code nears completion

Last chance to express your concerns Oct 11th, 12th & 14th

Planning Commission Meeting,
Monday Oct 11th 6:30PM

When: Monday, October 11, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, Oregon 97030
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Planning Commission Meeting

"This will be the last real opportunity for the public to make comments to the Commission prior to approval. At the beginning of this meeting people can sign up to make comments of up to 3 minutes, or you can just attend to listen to how things are progressing."

"The Planning Commission meeting after this one (Nov. 8, 2010) will be the Hearing to approve or not approve the code as written."

Susan Wells, President, Southwest Neighborhood. (See 'Related Content' below)

City of Gresham "Big Box" Code nears completion, final days to comment: Oct 12, 2010 3:00PM

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City of Gresham
Could a Big Box store be in
Wilkes East's Future?

City of Gresham "Big Box" Code nears completion

Last chance to express your concerns Oct 11th, 12th & 14th

When: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 3:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, Oregon 97030
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City Council Meeting

At this Council meeting the staff will be presenting their latest proposals on the design part of the code. Once again people can sign up to make a 3 minute comment at the beginning of the meeting, or they can just attend to hear how things are progressing.

December 7 and December 21 will be the Council meetings where the voting on the 'Big Box' code will occur.

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

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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Oct 13, 2010 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Meeting Minutes: May, June & Sept, Rosewood Initiative, Public Safety Facility, 2010 GRDC Work Plan Year-End Report, 2011 GRDC Work Plan

When: Wednesday Oct 13, 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.

City of Gresham "Big Box" Retail Design and Development Standards Community Forum: Oct 14, 2010 6:30PM

10/14/2010 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham
A Big Box in Wilkes East?
181/Halsey, 1 of 4 possible sites

City of Gresham "Big Box" Code nears completion.

Everyone's Invited!
Community Forum,
Thursday Oct 14th 6:30PM

When: Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Rooms 2A and 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, Oregon 97030
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Community Forum

"This is a meeting for anyone and everyone to come and listen to and participate in the latest proposed version of the 'Big Box' code. Comments and suggestions are very welcome.", Susan Wells, President Southwest Neighborhood. (See 'Related Content', and 'More info from Susan Wells' below)

The purpose of the ("Big Box") project is to create regulations that ensure commercial development meets the community's vision and to ensure high-quality design for retail and other commercial development along arterial streets in the corridor district. The Code regulations will result in commercial developments that:

  • Are attractive with high quality design and materials
  • Promote a sense of community and livability
  • Support the City's sustainability goals
  • Address safety concerns

The purpose of this forum is to present information on:

  • The proposed land use district location changes for Community Commercial and Moderate Commercial
  • The Draft Commercial Design Guidelines and Standards Code

The meeting will include an open house at 6:30PM followed by a presentation/discussion session starting at 6:45PM.

City of Gresham Residential Districts Review Compatibility project restarting: Oct 14, 2010 4:30-7PM

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City of Gresham Residential Districts Review Compatibility project restarting: Oct 14, 2010 3PM. Info here!
greshamoregon.gov

Residential Districts Review restarts!

Open House meetings scheduled

When: Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 4:30PM-7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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Share Your Views

Participants will have the chance to review and comment on the latest proposals regarding residential compatibility. Each event will address different topics within the same project. Those who would like to attend can drop in any time between 4:30PM and 7PM

Last year, we discussed issues regarding making new development and existing development more compatible with each other and weighed alternative ways to address those issues. Now it is time to develop a preferred approach to addressing each of the following issues:

  • Height and bulk of new homes
  • Transitions (between single-family homes and more intense uses such as commercial uses, apartments or condominiums)
  • Flag lots (homes built behind other homes)
  • Buffers and screening between developments
  • How small-lot subdivisions are reviewed
  • Quality/appearance of fences along streets

Providence ElderPlace celebrates remodeled Lambert House: Oct 14, 2010 3-5PM

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Providence ElderPlace celebrates newly remodeled Lambert House: Oct 14, 2010 3-5PM. Info here!

You're invited,

Providence ElderPlace celebrates the newly remodeled Lambert House facility
Thurs Oct 14th 3-5PM

When: Thursday Oct 14, 2010 3PM-5PM
(Ceremony from 4-4:30PM)
Where: Providence ElderPlace Lambert House
2600 SE 170th Av
Portland, OR
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RSVP 503-215-6558. Extra parking is available at 182nd & Division (north side) in front of VoA Thrift Store.

Lambert House

The Lambert House site is a partnership between Volunteers of America Oregon and Providence ElderPlace. The partnership is based on the successful Providence ElderPlace model already in place at the Marie Smith Center. Volunteers of America will provide day-center activities, such as meals, music, pet and art therapy, social activities and exercise classes, while Providence ElderPlace provides the medical and social services for all ElderPlace participants. Lambert House will continue to operate as an adult day program through Volunteers of America, even as Providence ElderPlace enrolls participants at this site. Lambert House was remodeled to add a Health and Social Center, physical therapy room, offices and more windows.

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