Gresham Civic NeighborhoodGresham, OR
GBD worked with the City of Gresham to test adopted policies in their Civic Neighborhood -- one of three transformative areas of growth planned for the city. Specifically, the work analyzed street grids, planned crossings of known barriers and expectations for new open spaces considering recent accelerated development activity. GBD led with a series of interviews with area stakeholders including city agencies like the Gresham Fire and Police Departments, TriMet, the County Library system and adjacent property owners.
GBD developed a series of concept alternatives focused on the portion of Civic Neighborhood anticipated for the most change. The concepts included different crossing alternatives, street characters and open space sizes and locations. The concepts were presented to the stakeholder group (both physically and virtually) in well-attended work sessions to gather feedback and direction. Refined concepts were presented to the Gresham City Council for confirmation on new open space size and location, street grid layout and new crossing approaches.
City of Gresham