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Oak Lodge and Gladstone Community Project

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Bringing a new community center, park and libraries to the Oak Lodge and Gladstone communities

Virtual Open Houses for both Concord/Oak Lodge and Gladstone

Participate in one or both upcoming virtual open houses (one for Gladstone and one for Concord/Oak Lodge) to review and weigh in on three draft design alternatives for each site. This is your chance to let us know which alternative best meets the needs of your community!

Open houses will be live here July 6 | Drop by any time between then and August 2, 2020

Clackamas County and the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD), in partnership with the City of Gladstone, are bringing a new community center, park and two libraries to the Oak Lodge and Gladstone communities. Planning for these community facilities began in early 2019 and all projects are tentatively scheduled to begin construction in 2022.

There will be opportunities throughout the project for area residents and the public to share thoughts and ideas about the future community center, park and libraries. Help shape the future of these new community services by attending regular task force meetings and public events, and by providing input by taking the online surveys.

View the Master Plan Process Fact Sheet (english) Fact Sheet (espanol)

Concord

Concord Property and Oak Lodge Library

What: The Oak Lodge community is getting a new park, community, center and library.
When: Tentatively scheduled to begin construction in 2022
Where: The community center and park will be on the site of the Concord Property, owned by North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD), near the corner of Concord Street and McLoughlin Boulevard. The new Oak Lodge Library will be either on the Concord Property or at another location.
Who: Brought to you by Clackamas County and NCPRD in partnership with City of Gladstone

Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force

Community Values

Gladstone

Gladstone Library

What: The Gladstone community is getting a new library.
When: Tentatively scheduled to begin construction in 2022
Where: The new Gladstone Library will be located at the previous Gladstone City Hall site on 525 Portland Avenue. The new City Hall is located at 18505 Portland Avenue
Who: Brought to you by Clackamas County in partnership with City of Gladstone

Gladstone Community Library Planning Task Force

Community Values

Project Schedule

The design team has used community feedback gained over the last several months to draft three design alternatives for each site. Community members are welcome to learn more about the design alternatives and provide their feedback through August 2, 2020.

Step 1

FALL 2019
Technical Investigation
Analyzing the Concord Property and the Gladstone City Hall site to understand its potential opportunities and constraints.

Step 2

FALL 2019 - WINTER 2020
Needs Assessment
Learn about community wishes, aspirations and building uses for the Concord Property, the Oak Lodge Library and the Gladstone Library.

Step 3

WE ARE HERE
WINTER - SUMMER 2020

Design Alternatives Analysis
Create three design alternatives for each location, using community input and technical data.

Step 4

SUMMER - FALL 2020
Preferred Design Alternative & Refinement
Recommend a preferred alternative for each location.
 

Step 5

FALL 2020 - SPRING 2022
Design/Engineering & Permitting
Complete details design work and construction documents. Get land use approvals and building permit.

Step 6

SPRING 2022 - FALL 2023
Construction (Approximate)
Construct buildings and site improvements.

Task Force Meetings

Two project task forces – one for the Oak Lodge Library and Concord Property, and one for the Gladstone Library – meet regularly to learn from and advise the project team, and develop recommendation for the Board of County Commissioners. Task force members are community residents with an interest or expertise in historic preservation, parks, sports, libraries or other relevant topics. 

The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. For questions, contact communityproject@clackamas.us.

 

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As the new owner of the Concord Property, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) is dedicated to seeing the former school used to create new community spaces, amenities and recreational opportunities for its residents. There are many exciting possibilities for the site, including a community center, park, library and NCPRD administration offices. A process of public outreach to assess district needs, as well as a feasibility study and cost analysis are required before any plan can be implemented. 

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Clackamas County is dedicated to a thorough, inclusive and transparent public engagement process. Extensive community outreach will continue to take place to allow all residents of NCPRD and the Oak Lodge and Gladstone library service areas to take part in shaping the future of these community amenities. As the outreach plan and schedule are developed, NCPRD and the county will keep community members informed of public input opportunities and additional information will be posted to this website.

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In March 2018, NCPRD took ownership of Concord Elementary School in Oak Grove as part of the Strategic Partnership with North Clackamas School District. The Concord Property was acquired, along with two other school properties, to revitalize the vacant building and surrounding open space for public use.

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The Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force has been charged with evaluating possible uses for the Concord Property, including its feasibility as a site for a new Oak Lodge Library, and to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. As part of this evaluation, needs assessments and site analyses will be conducted. If the Task Force recommends having the Oak Lodge Library in or on the Concord Property, and the Board of County Commissioners accepts the recommendation, then a joint Master Plan will be developed. If it is not feasible to locate the new Oak Lodge library at the Concord Property, the Task Force will be involved in identifying and recommending an alternate location.

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Construction of the new Oak Lodge and Gladstone libraries will be funded primarily through accumulated reserves of approximately $3.5 million and the issuance of debt. The debt will be paid utilizing a portion of both libraries’ annual Library District distributions. Depending on the final costs of the project, additional sources of funding may be required.

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Both libraries will be operated by the Clackamas County Business and Community Services Department under a “one library, two building” model to maximize efficiency, achieve economies of scale, and provide high-quality, consistent library services to  residents of both the Oak Lodge and Gladstone library service areas. 

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The new Gladstone Library will be located at the previous Gladstone City Hall site — 525 Portland Avenue. The new City Hall is located at 18505 Portland Avenue.

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The current libraries in Gladstone and Oak Lodge are in poor condition, do not meet structural or ADA standards and do not meet the needs of the Gladstone and Oak Lodge communities. 

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The new Gladstone Library will be 6,000 square feet, and the new Oak Lodge Library is anticipated to be approximately 19,500 square feet.

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Background

Oak Lodge and Gladstone Libraries

In October 2017, Clackamas County and the City of Gladstone agreed to provide new library facilities and services to the residents of the Gladstone and Oak Lodge library service areas. Clackamas County will build and operate two new library facilities, one located within the City of Gladstone and the other within the Oak Lodge library service area. 

The new Gladstone Library will be located at the previous Gladstone City Hall site on 525 Portland Avenue. The new City Hall is located at 18505 Portland Avenue. The new Oak Lodge Library will be either on the Concord Property or at another location.

Concord Property Community Center and Park

In March 2018, NCPRD took ownership of Concord Elementary School in Oak Grove as part of a strategic partnership with North Clackamas School District to:

  • Revitalize the vacant building and surrounding open space for public use
  • Provide new parks, community spaces, amenities and recreational opportunities to the Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge areas and throughout NCPRD
  • Provide a location for NCPRD administrative offices

Learn more about Public Outreach

Stay Informed

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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As the new owner of the Concord Property, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) is dedicated to seeing the former school used to create new community spaces, amenities and recreational opportunities for its residents. There are many exciting possibilities for the site, including a community center, park, library and NCPRD administration offices. A process of public outreach to assess district needs, as well as a feasibility study and cost analysis are required before any plan can be implemented. 

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Clackamas County is dedicated to a thorough, inclusive and transparent public engagement process. Extensive community outreach will continue to take place to allow all residents of NCPRD and the Oak Lodge and Gladstone library service areas to take part in shaping the future of these community amenities. As the outreach plan and schedule are developed, NCPRD and the county will keep community members informed of public input opportunities and additional information will be posted to this website.

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In March 2018, NCPRD took ownership of Concord Elementary School in Oak Grove as part of the Strategic Partnership with North Clackamas School District. The Concord Property was acquired, along with two other school properties, to revitalize the vacant building and surrounding open space for public use.

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The Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force has been charged with evaluating possible uses for the Concord Property, including its feasibility as a site for a new Oak Lodge Library, and to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. As part of this evaluation, needs assessments and site analyses will be conducted. If the Task Force recommends having the Oak Lodge Library in or on the Concord Property, and the Board of County Commissioners accepts the recommendation, then a joint Master Plan will be developed. If it is not feasible to locate the new Oak Lodge library at the Concord Property, the Task Force will be involved in identifying and recommending an alternate location.

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Construction of the new Oak Lodge and Gladstone libraries will be funded primarily through accumulated reserves of approximately $3.5 million and the issuance of debt. The debt will be paid utilizing a portion of both libraries’ annual Library District distributions. Depending on the final costs of the project, additional sources of funding may be required.

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Both libraries will be operated by the Clackamas County Business and Community Services Department under a “one library, two building” model to maximize efficiency, achieve economies of scale, and provide high-quality, consistent library services to  residents of both the Oak Lodge and Gladstone library service areas. 

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The new Gladstone Library will be located at the previous Gladstone City Hall site — 525 Portland Avenue. The new City Hall is located at 18505 Portland Avenue.

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The current libraries in Gladstone and Oak Lodge are in poor condition, do not meet structural or ADA standards and do not meet the needs of the Gladstone and Oak Lodge communities. 

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The new Gladstone Library will be 6,000 square feet, and the new Oak Lodge Library is anticipated to be approximately 19,500 square feet.

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