Community participates in Rockwood Rising design

On October 15th, 2016, members of the Rockwood community had the opportunity to share in the project's design, as part of an activity with Brown and YBA architects. Participants gave feedback on existing design elements, and provided examples of new designs they found essential to the Rockwood neighborhood.

Staff and partners in the Rockwood Rising Project place a high value placed on community ownership.   Architect Matt Brown, in presenting the schematic design, called the future development site "a real civic space. A space for everyone, that belongs to everyone, and is reserved for no one."

Watch the video summary of this activity below:

The design activity was part of the larger Walk, Talk & Eat event, in which community members gathered to sample and give feedback on the project's future food vendors.  These vendors are local entrepreneurs, many of whom will be tenants in the project's Catalyst Site. Over 100 guests enjoyed food from 12 different vendors and celebrated Rockwood's rich culture.  Watch the video recap below:

For upcoming events and more ways to take ownership in this project, be sure to sign up for the Rockwood Rising Newsletter by emailing rockwoodrising@greshamoregon.gov.