Plaza del Sol - design by Angelina Marino, astronomy by Michael Orelove

Urban Renewal

The 1,211-acre Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal Area was established by city-wide vote in November 2003.


Urban Renewal Projects

187th RealignmentProjects are approved by the Gresham Redevelopment Commission and funded with Urban Renewal resources.

View current and completed projects.

Grant Programs

Commission News Industries Grant - John Deeresponsored grant programs in the Rockwood- West Gresham Urban Renewal Area:

  • New Industries
  • Predevelopment Services

Grant Program Information 

Seeking Developer for Rockwood Rising Redevelopment Project

Plaza del SolThe Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) invites experienced developers to submit an Expression of Interest for development of the Rockwood Catalyst Site. Plans for the Rockwood Rising project center on a 5.5-acre GRDC-owned property in the heart of Rockwood that local leaders seek to turn into a mixed-use hub of local food and commerce, living-wage jobs, technological innovation and community-building.