Urban Renewal Capital Projects

Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal Area projects are approved by the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) and funded with Urban Renewal resources.

Catalyst SiteCurrent Projects

Catalyst Site

Catalyst Site redevelopment, including the existing Rockwood Community Office building, will likely be the result of successful public-private partnerships with one or more development partners.  The Catalyst Site is located at 18535 S.E. Stark St.

Rockwood Exchange (Formerly Rockwood Community Office)

The new Rockwood Exchange building is an exciting opportunity for local restaurant or retail business entrepreneurs in the heart of Rockwood. Rockwood Exchange Building on Catalyst Site 

Learn more and participate as an applicant for one of the five available spaces.

Stark Street Property Redevelopment

The GRDC purchased the 3.8 acre Drake's 7 Dees property at 16519 S.E. Stark St. and 312 S.E. 165th Ave. to accommodate the proposed Rockwood Boys and Girls Club. The Club is expected to occupy less than half the property, and the remainder will be redeveloped by the GRDC at a later date. 

This project will allow Boys and Girls Club to bring expanded youth services to Rockwood, as well as help renew and revitalize the Stark St. corridor, enhancing property values and attracting additional private investment. 


Stark Street PropertyRead more about Urban Renewal accomplishments with completed projects related to development, grants and transportation as well as other accomplishments.