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Rockwood Rising Walking Tour and Presentation
October 3, 2016 at 9:15 am - 11:30 am
It’s not everyday that a city gets to create a new neighborhood hub from scratch, but with the Rockwood Rising project—a vacant 5.5-acre parcel planned for development with brand new commercial, office, and retail space located right beside a MAX light rail station—the City of Gresham has just that opportunity.
With this unique opportunity comes several key questions: How can the City capitalize on the investments already made in Rockwood, such as light rail and the community’s social capital?
How do we increase activity and access both to and through the site so that it can fulfil its potential as a town center? And how can central gathering places like Rockwood Rising help turn around decades of dis-investment to support prosperity in the future?
Join us at the Plaza del Sol for a brief walking tour with the architects, Gresham city staff, and key stakeholders leading the Rockwood Rising project to explore these questions and more.
Brian Martin, project manager for the Gresham Active Transportation Plan, will discuss how investments in walking and biking will build the strong bones of a successful neighborhood while
Brian Monberg will discuss how Rockwood Rising can be a catlyst for building long-term growth and prosperity.
Following the walking tour, Charles Marohn of Strong Towns will give a presentation on strategies for development that allow neighborhoods to grow financially strong and resiliant. The group will discuss those strategies and how Rockwood Rising could incorporate them.
Walking tour: 9:15 a.m. Meet at Plaza del Sol, 18535 S.E. Stark St. Tour leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Presentation and discussion: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meet at Rockwood Community Office, 484 SE 187th Ave.. Light refreshments will be provided.
Optional no-host lunch at a local restaurant immediately following the presentation.
This walsk is organized by Metro and cohosted by the City of Gresham (Official Government).