One Gresham

  • Three Hubs, One Gresham Map - small
    One Gresham logo

    One Gresham is our economic, urban redevelopment and social strategy to strengthen and link the city’s best assets, our three commercial centers: historic Downtown, Civic Neighborhood and Rockwood.

    Like spokes on a wheel, One Gresham pulls these hubs together. It’s a bold, rapidly evolving City initiative connecting our community and moving us forward.

    One Gresham will expand and attract business, create jobs and strengthen our community amenities through:

    • Priming our three centers and corridors for development.
    • Creating connections with commitment to quality architecture and community-oriented spaces. 
    • Building commerce. 
    • Business incentives. 

    Three hubs. One Gresham.

    • Historic Downtown
    • Civic Neighborhood
    • Rockwood
    Historic Downtown

    Gresham’s old-fashioned Main Street with locally-owned and operated businesses. Host to public events year-round.

    Downtown and Civic fact sheet

    • Over 150 local shops, eateries and service businesses
    • Direct access to light rail, bus lines, bike paths and parks
    • Public plaza, community festivals and events
    • Wide sidewalks, street trees and flower baskets

    Vision

    • Additional commercial, office and entertainment spaces
    • Place-making amenities
    • Entrepreneurial opportunities
    • Mixed-use housing
    Contact us

    Eric Schmidt, Director
    Community Development 
    503-618-2877
    Eric.Schmidt@GreshamOregon.gov 

    David Berniker, Director
    Urban Design and Planning 
    503-618-2502
    DavidBerniker@GreshamOregon.gov 

    Civic Neighborhood

    The lively newcomer, home of Gresham Station, a regional shopping center with national retail, food, medical and office tenants and housing.

    Downtown and Civic fact sheet

    Amenities

    • 50 national stores, restaurants and service businesses, including medical and dental offices
    • Direct access to light rail, bus lines and bike paths
    • High-density housing and major fitness center
    • City Hall and public safety complex with 500-plus employees

    Vision

    • Large office tenants
    • Community plaza and place-making amenities
    • Grocery store and entertainment
    • Mixed-use housing
    Contact us

    Eric Schmidt, Director
    Community Development 
    503-618-2877
    Eric.Schmidt@GreshamOregon.gov 

    David Berniker, Director
    Urban Design and Planning 
    503-618-2502
    DavidBerniker@GreshamOregon.gov 

    Rockwood

    The Portland metropolitan region’s youngest, most diverse neighborhood on the rise with major new development.

    Rockwood fact sheet

    Amenities

    • $50 million in street and structure improvements
    • New City and county buildings
    • International markets and eateries
    • Family-friendly spaces, including the Rockwood Library

    Vision

    • Marketplace for local vendors
    • Health care facilities
    • Education, creative space and job training opportunities
    • Incubator space
    Contact us

    Josh Fuhrer, Executive Director
    Gresham Redevelopment Commission 
    503-618-2214
    Josh.Fuhrer@GreshamOregon.gov

  • Incentives

    Vertical Housing Development Zone

    Gresham snapshot

    Oregon’s fourth-largest city with over 109,000 residents is dynamic, diverse and rapidly growing.

    • Median age: 34
    • Median household income: $47,000
    • Median home value: $216,000
    • Family households: 67%
    • Minority: 24%
    • City parks: 23 
    • Light rail stops: 9
    • Bus lines: 10
    • Bike lanes: 117 miles
    • Trails: 15 miles
    • Open space: 942 acres 


    Additional resources

    One Gresham brochure