Rockwood

Downtown Rockwood market hall gets redesign

Downtown Rockwood market hall gets redesign. Gresham Mayor voices concerns about completing long-brewing development. Info here!
COURTESY RENDERING: CITY OF GRESHAM - The Downtown Rockwood market hall, middle, has been redesigned to lower construction costs. Click to enlarge.

Source: The Gresham Outlook
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis voices concerns about completing long-brewing development

By Christopher Keizur

A Rockwood development project that has been brewing for more than two decades is getting a redesign to keep construction costs in line with budget constraints.

The second phase of Downtown Rockwood — originally called Rockwood Rising — was for a market hall with an international grocery marketplace, public commissary kitchen, and small business and pop-up stand opportunities.

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission heard the proposed design changes for the building that had bloated past its cost estimates during a meeting Tuesday afternoon, May 19. The new market hall looks different, and adds 3,000 square feet of restaurant/grocery/retail space; 10,000 square feet of office space; and four additional micro-restaurants.

But officials said it maintains the original intent of uplifting the diverse community of food entrepreneurs who call Rockwood home.

"The new design offers more variety of spaces," said Emily Bower, interim executive director of the Gresham Redevelopment Commission.

Downtown Rockwood market hall gets redesign. Gresham Mayor voices concerns about completing long-brewing development. Info here!
COURTESY RENDERING: CITY OF GRESHAM - The new market hall has more space for businesses. Click to enlarge.

The new market hall has more space for businesses.The idea behind Downtown Rockwood is to bring new construction and needed services into the heart of the neighborhood. The Catalyst Site, located between Southeast Stark Street, Southeast 185th Avenue and East Burnside Street, will be a central square with a public plaza and play structures for kids, an innovation hub with services for locals, retail stores, apartments, and the market hall.

The 5.5-acre plot of land was initially purchased by the Gresham Development Commission in 2005 with funds from the city's urban renewal district. The city spent three years, from 2014-2016, soliciting ideas and feedback from residents in the neighborhood.

The project finally broke ground last summer, marking a shift from planning to actually seeing Downtown Rockwood come to fruition. Since then the former Rockwood Community Office Building was renovated and construction of the innovation hub should be complete by July.

Bower said the market hall should be completed by Summer 2021 — a timeline Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis voiced concerns about.

"I feel like we are constantly changing the program and have had the property tied up for years with little steps being made," Bemis said during the virtual meeting. "I want to get this project done and do these things we have been talking about for the last 20-plus years. I am really concerned about hitting timelines and delivering for our community."

Bower said complications the last two years led to the redesign. Developers said the Portland area has experienced historic increases in the costs of construction. That, coupled with new federal tariffs on construction material, led to the need for a redesign. The new building has been simplified to maximize the leasable area within the building to improve finances.

"I am confident we will finish this project in the 2021-22 timeline," Bower said.

This story first appeared in The Outlook. Support community newspapers. Subscribe at http://savinglocalnews.com

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Feb 18, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM

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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Feb 18, 2020 Meeting: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3:00 pm Gresham City Council meeting.

Meeting start time varies.

GRDC meeting allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as approval of projects, budget adoption, committee appointments, public hearings, resolutions, etc.

For more information, contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Join Us! Gresham Police Town Hall Meeting: Thu May 30, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM

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Join Us. Gresham Police Town Hall Meeting: Thu May 30, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM. Share your concerns. Info here!

Join Us! Share Your Concerns

When: Thu May 30, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Boys and Girls Club
454 SE 165 Ave
Portland, OR
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The Gresham Police Department would like to cover topics that most interest you. Let us know what topics you would like to hear about and discuss by responding to our Facebook page @GreshamPolice, Twitter @GreshamPD, call 503.618.2320, or stop by the Police Dept.

Topics

  • New Oregon laws for 2019
  • Vacant and run-down structures, crimes in neighborhood, community watches
  • How to file a police report
  • Law enforcement use of drones
  • Neighborhood issues
  • Neighborhood gang issues
  • Officer use of force statistics for the Gresham Police Department

See you there!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2018 Spring Meeting: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM

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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2018 Spring Meeting, Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting.

Meeting Notice

When: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, November 13th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2018 Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the March 12th meeting include: What are you most concerned about? (audience survey), Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), Mario Palmero,City of Gresham Council, Rockwood update & homeless, Waterside Apartment project update, Zimmerman House update.

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.

Agenda

  • What are you most concerned about? (audience survey)
  • Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET)
  • Mario Palmero,City of Gresham Council, Rockwood update & homeless
  • Waterside Apartment project update
  • Zimmerman House update


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2017 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM

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11/13/2017 - 9:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Fall Meeting, Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

When: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, November 13th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the November 13th meeting include: Election of Board Officers, Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), City of Gresham Code Compliance, Rockwood Boys & Girls Club, City of Gresham Transportation Dept, Proposed 162nd Max Station name change

November is election month. Please consider becoming a board member. Nominate yourself. No experience needed. All positions are open.

Remember, if we don’t have a neighborhood association then we will have no idea, or say, in what is going on in our neighborhood or community!

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.

Agenda

  • Election of Board Officers
  • Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET)
  • City of Gresham Code Compliance
  • Rockwood Boys & Girls Club
  • City of Gresham Transportation Dept
  • Proposed 162nd Max Station name change
  • plus a Nadaka update and neighborhood news.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Nov 21, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 4PM-6PM

11/21/2017 - 4:00pm
11/21/2017 - 6:00pm
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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Nov 21, 2017 Meeting: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 4PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3 p.m. Gresham City Coucnil 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.

For more information, please contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

Back-to-School IMMUNIZATION CLINIC, Wallace Medical Concern: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3PM-6PM

08/27/2015 - 3:00pm
08/27/2015 - 6:00pm
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All schools & childcare providers require
proof of immunizations!

Your neighborhood clinic, The Wallace Medical Concern hosts

All schools & childcare providers require proof of immunizations! Back to School IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3PM-6PM. Info here!

IMMUNIZATION
CLINIC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH 3 - 6 pm
The Rockwood Building, 124 NE 181st

PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNIZATION RECORD or
note from your school for the immunizations only clinic.

Free w/Oregon Health Plan (familycare/care oregon) card
Fee: Immunizations are charged at $21.95 per immunization

NO CHILD WILL BE TURNED AWAY BASED ON PAYMENT

The Wallace Medical Concern also offers full care
for families and can provide exams and pediatric services.

Please let us know if your child needs a longer appointment!

Wallace Medical Concern
124 NE 181st Suite 103
Gresham, OR 97230
503.489.1760

Free! Rock the Block Festival 2015: Fri May 29th 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30th 10AM-4PM

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Free! Rock the Block 2015, Celebrate Our Story: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM. Info here!

Join the fun on the plaza!

When: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM
          Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM
Where: Plaza del Sol
18535 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Everyone's Invited!
Join us May 29th & 30th for Rock the Block, an engaging, family-oriented community celebration.

  • Fri May 29
    Free! Feast of Nations 6:30PM
    Farmers Market 3PM-7PM
  • Sat May 30
    Kids Parade 12PM
    Free! Kids Lunch 12:30PM

Are you coming out to the Rock the Block Kids Parade on Saturday, May 30th at noon? Special guests include Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, author Mitchell Jackson, SEI Drumline and Dancers, Rojo and Smokey the Therapy Llamas, Portland Farmers Mobile Bike Market and many more! Each child participating will receive a rainbow hand kite, balloon, lei, t-shirt, backpack and a book!

Rock the Block provides a forum for the community to connect to youth activity and resource providers in the area and thrive on an ongoing basis. Festival Poster

Read more about Rock the Block as well as event volunteer opportunities.

Corridors and Centers: Remove Obstacles to Development Community Forum: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:30-8:30PM

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Corridors and Centers: Remove Obstacles to Development Community Forum: Thu Feb 16, 2015 6:30-8:30PM. Info here!
Rockwood Sunrise, 187th & E Burnside

Share Your Ideas!

When: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Greaham OR
Get Map!

This project involves revising City rules that present obstacles to desired development, with a focus on development rules related to Rockwood, Civic Neighborhood, Downtown and the City’s major streets. Please, come help us evaluate potential rule changes that involve building height, development intensity, parking requirements and other issues. The changes are intended to ensure that desired development can occur and result in high-quality centers and corridors that work well for people in Gresham.

  • 6:30: Open House
  • 7:00: Presentation and Discussion

Read more about this project.

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Nadaka Nature Park: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:30PM

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Nadaka Nature Park: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:30PM. Don’t miss the big celebration! Info Here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Join the celebration!

When: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:30-7:30PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Please join us for the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Everyone's Invited
After the years of dreaming, grant writing, meeting, planning, permitting, and designing --- construction will soon be underway!

Help us to turn the dirt and celebrate building the park and garden including nature play space, paths, benches, meadow, and picnic shelter. Light refreshments will be served.

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