Gresham to Build Rockwood Public Safety Facility at Former Kasch's Garden Center Site

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Site of new police station. Click to enlarge

Site acquisition for Rockwood public safety facility approved. New facility will improve police presence and services in Rockwood / West Gresham area.

On Feb 21, 2012, the Gresham Redevelopment Commission approved the acquisition of 2.3 acres at 675 NE 181st, 1-block north of Glisan for the future site of the Rockwood Public Safety Facility. Get Map!

Approval of the $775,000 property acquisition will allow design and construction of the project to proceed on schedule for completion by the end of 2013. At the same meeting an award of business was given to Group Mackenzie, Inc. to provide architectural services for the project.

"This important step in the process demonstrates the City’s commitment to improving public safety and enhancing police presence in Rockwood," said Mayor Shane Bemis. "It is very exciting to see work begin towards delivering on this vital urban renewal goal."

The 10,000-12,000 sq. ft. Rockwood Public Safety Facility will create a welcoming and highly visible police presence in Rockwood, improving public safety and encouraging new investment in the area.

Once completed the facility will house a range of police functions, including support for patrol officers serving Rockwood and other special units and programs. The new facility may also include space for public safety-related community uses.

This project is funded by urban renewal funds administered by the Gresham Redevelopment Commission, and satisfies Goal 5 of the Rockwood-West Gresham Renewal Plan, calling for the "Development of Public Safety and Community Services Facilities."

The Gresham Police Department will retain their existing headquarters near City Hall. The new Rockwood facility will replace the Rockwood Community Office, located at 18709 SE Stark St. Get Map!