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.


Have a Business Idea?

Rockwood Rising Project July 30 2015 Networking InviteCome network with Rockwood business owners on July 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and learn about the successes and challenges of owning a business in Rockwood.  Light snacks and beverages provided.  Child care and interpretive services also provided.

Learn more and RSVP for event 

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 

Rockwood Exchange (Formerly Rockwood Community Office)

Rockwood Community OfficeThe new Rockwood Exchange building is an exciting opportunity for local restaurant or retail business entrepreneurs in the heart of Rockwood. Learn more and participate as an applicant for one of the five available spaces.  The application deadline has been extended.