Rockwood Food Market Hall (2020)

Grisham, OR

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NMTC Amount: $9,000,000

Est. Total Project Cost: $11,500,000

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Construction of a 38,740 SF Food Market Hall dedicated to local food and entrepreneurial food vendors. A part of a larger Rockwood Town Center development, the project will include an incubator with vendor spaces for food businesses of varying sizes, commercial and commissary kitchens and commercial office spaces. • In consultation with local community members since 2014, the Gresham Redevelopment Commission designed the multi-phase revitalization project to empower residents to build prosperity for themselves and their families. • Project is located in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the area. The community has a poverty rate of 42.4% and has seen six (6) national grocery chains exit the area in the past 20 years, leaving nearly 20,000 residents without a commercial center to shop for groceries. • U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon expressed his appreciation for the project and its ability to bring “education, workforce development, and entrepreneurship programs together in one location” and offering a “pathway for community members to find jobs, start businesses, and increase family income.”

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