Planning Projects

  • Civic Neighborhood Vision and Design District Update

    The current vision/goals and development rules for Civic Neighborhood are more than 20 years old. This project provides an opportunity to update the vision and ensure rules and processes match the vision and encourage desired and well-designed development.

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    Development Code Improvement Project - Phase 9

    The City is improving design review standards and procedures, to ensure the development review process is clear and easy to use for the community.

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    Environmental Overlay Code and Map Update

    This project will ensure the City's environmental overlays and land use districts are based on the most accurate GIS data available, and that the associated Development Code provisions are clearer and more user friendly. 

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    Gabbert Butte Nature Park Master Plan

    During the summer and fall of 2017, the City and Metro are asking neighbors and community members:

    • What are the best ways to connect people with nature?
    • How can we improve visitor access to Gabbert Butte in the southern part of Gresham?
    • Where can we create more welcoming entryways and trailheads?
    • How can we improve the trail system and enhance connections with nearby trails?

    The planning process to create a Gabbert Butte Nature Park Master Plan began in 2017.

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    Sign Code Update

    Gresham’s Sign Code has not been significantly revised in at least 20 years. Although many parts of it work well, others require clarification, improvement or updating to meet current design goals, account for newer technology and clarify code standards.

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  • Transportation projects

  • Active Transportation Plan

    During the summer of 2016, the City is asking:

    • Which places are important to you to get to? Examples: jobs, schools, grocery stores
    • What makes it difficult to get to those places by walking or using a bicycle?
    • What are the most important places to make it safer and more enjoyable to walk or ride a bicycle?
    • What is most important to you about active transportation?

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    Bicycle Map and Wayfinding Signs

    Area residents (and avid bicyclists) Greg Olson and Jeff Corcoran volunteered more than 200 hours to help staff identify bike routes, the best locations, and information to include on the bike signs. The money saved by their volunteer hours allowed the City to use the majority of the grant funds for this project, $50,000, to make and install the signs that otherwise wouldn't have been possible. 

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    Powell-Division Project

    The goal of the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project is to plan for more reliable and rapid bus transit between Portland and Gresham (including Mt. Hood Community College), and also look at opportunities for making even more vibrant, healthy neighborhoods along the route.

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    Sandy Boulevard Project

    This project will provide for a number of improvements to Sandy Boulevard including additional turn lanes, traffic signals, a multi-use path, lane re-striping, new street trees, rain gardens, planter strips, street lights, and improved access to 19 acres of vacant, state-certified industrial land.

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