What to do with the old Rockwood
Fred Meyer site? Click to enlarge
Exciting news for Rockwood!
“Sustainable Suburbs” students study Rockwood catalyst site, will present six different approaches to redeveloping the Rockwood Town Center, Dec 9th 7PM
Members of the larger Rockwood Community encouraged to attend!
When: Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
You are invited!
As part of the University of Oregon’s year-long engagement with the City of Gresham through its Sustainable Cities Year
(http://aaa.uoregon.edu/sci/scy/), students from Professor Nico Larco’s Architecture studio “Sustainable Suburbs” have been studying the Rockwood catalyst site at 185th and SE Stark Street and surrounding areas, interviewing local stakeholders, and visualizing the neighborhood’s potential with sustainability in mind. At the December 9th Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting, students from the University of Oregon will present six different approaches to redeveloping the Rockwood Town Center.
Members of the larger Rockwood Community are encouraged to attend on December 9th and be a part of what promises to be an interesting and lively discussion. The meeting starts at 7:00PM in the Conference Center, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR.
Contact Cecille Turley, Program Technician, City of Gresham, Office of Governance & Management, Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal by phone 503-618-2545, or email Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.
City urban renewable website: GreshamOregon.gov/UrbanRenewal
UPDATED: Recent Changes
What a difference new topsoil, barkdust, a cable fence, and seed can make.
The area at the Rockwood Catalyst Site (Cultural Marketplace) where the old Fred Meyer once stood has been transformed from unsightly gravel into a temporary park with a large (approx 1.5 blocks) wildflower garden and 6' wide walking path circling the perimeter. These changes are a great improvement to the site and will make a BIG difference next Spring when the new lawn and colorful flowers appear. View the Rockwood Catalyst Site Interim Use Drawing here! (City of Gresham website)
This will do nicely until a permanent decision is made on the site's future.
Photos: December 5, 2009