PROJECT OVERVIEW

We're creating an economic engine to transform Rockwood into a prosperous, healthy, and thriving community that provides opportunity for all.

Developer selection in 2015      Ground breaking in 2018       Completion in 2019

Construction is starting soon. To stay informed of changes on the site, visit our updates page.


Concept rendering facing west with new plaza and three buildings, including the public market. 

Concept rendering facing west with new plaza and three buildings, including the public market. 

PROJECT PLAN

Workforce/Entrepreneurship/Tech: Spaces for local entrepreneurs, manufacturing and tech capacities.

Food Access: Community access to healthy, local, and affordable grocery and restaurants.

Retail: Locally owned clothing, banking, food, and other businesses.

Public Plaza: A vibrant neighborhood center to host music, the Rockwood Farmer's Market, Rock the Block, and other events that attract people throughout the day.

WHERE:

5.5-acre Commission owned property at 18535 S.E. Stark St. - the former Fred Meyer site.

The City of Gresham Redevelopment Commission acquired the former Fred Meyer site in 2006.  We are now developing nearly 100,000 square feet of new commercial, office, and retail that will serve Rockwood. 


FOOD

Food Market Hall - bakery, meats, produce, pub, prepared foods and daily goods

Small leasable incubator spaces for food entrepreneurs

Farmer's Market Plaza

 

SKILL-BUILDING

Innovation campus will provide job skills, training, and certifications

Television studio and Digital innovation lab

Technology shop/Maker space

Shared creative workspace

Small business development

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SMALL BUSINESS

Retail will create a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood center

Small-format retail and restaurants - locally owned and operated

food related (coffee shop, pizza, ethnic food, etc.) 

"other" retail (bank, childcare, home goods, clothing, art etc.)