Oak Lodge and Gladstone Community Project

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Clackamas County is bringing a new community center, park and libraries to the Oak Lodge and Gladstone communities

Key elements of the project include the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD)-owned Concord Property and the County-managed Oak Lodge Library and Gladstone Library.

Community members have expressed a strong desire for a holistic planning process that evaluates best uses of the Concord Property (and its potential as the site of the future Oak Lodge Library) and creates a new Gladstone Library.

Project partners are working together to align planning efforts, share resources and achieve greater efficiencies at all stages of the planning process.

As the outreach plan and schedule are developed, the county will keep community members informed of public input opportunities and additional information will be posted to this website.

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. The Concord School was acquired to revitalize the vacant building and surrounding open space for public use, and to provide new parks, community spaces, amenities and recreational opportunities to the Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge areas and throughout the District. NCPRD is also considering consolidating administrative offices on this site. Learn more about the Concord Property.

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 at the current City Hall site, and the other within the Oak Lodge library service area. Previous community discussions have identified the Concord Property as a possible location for a new Oak Lodge Library.

Task Forces

Two task forces made up of community members and other stakeholders have been formed to advise the Board of County Commissioners on different aspects of the project. The processes will diverge if the Oak Lodge Library facility is not at the Concord Property.

The Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force was formed to help assist staff and advise the Board of County Commissioners, serving as NCPRD’s Board of Directors, on best future uses of the Concord Property.

The Gladstone Library Task Force was formed to assist and advise the Board of County Commissioners on priorities, best practices and the creation of a master plan for the Gladstone Library.

Meetings

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

Task force meetings will be combined and will alternate between two locations.

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C = Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force
G = Gladstone Community Library Planning Task Force
CG = Combined Task Force meeting

Sept. 19, 2019 Task Force Meeting CG
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Concord School Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda
Sept. 4, 2019 Task Force Meeting CG
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Concord School Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda presentation
July 31, 2019 Task Force Meeting CG
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda presentation
June 12, 2019 Task Force Meeting G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda materials
June 5, 2019 Task Force Meeting - Canceled C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
materials
May 8, 2019 Task Force Meeting G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda minutes materials
May 1, 2019 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials minutes
April 10, 2019 Task Force Meeting G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone City Hall
525 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda minutes materials
April 3, 2019 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials minutes
Mary 13, 2019 Task Force Meeting - Canceled G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone City Hall
525 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda
March 6, 2019 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials minutes
Jan. 29, 2019 Task Force Meeting G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone City Hall
525 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda minutes presentation
Jan. 16, 2019 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials minutes
Dec. 5, 2018 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials presentation minutes
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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 current site of Gladstone City Hall (525 Portland Avenue). A relocated City Hall is being constructed 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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Documents

Here we will post associated documents for the Oak Lodge and Gladstone Community Project.

Stay Informed

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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C = Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force
G = Gladstone Community Library Planning Task Force
CG = Combined Task Force meeting

Sept. 19, 2019 Task Force Meeting CG
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Concord School Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda
Sept. 4, 2019 Task Force Meeting CG
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Concord School Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda presentation
July 31, 2019 Task Force Meeting CG
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda presentation
June 12, 2019 Task Force Meeting G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda materials
June 5, 2019 Task Force Meeting - Canceled C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
materials
May 8, 2019 Task Force Meeting G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda minutes materials
May 1, 2019 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials minutes
April 10, 2019 Task Force Meeting G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone City Hall
525 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda minutes materials
April 3, 2019 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials minutes
Mary 13, 2019 Task Force Meeting - Canceled G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone City Hall
525 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda
March 6, 2019 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials minutes
Jan. 29, 2019 Task Force Meeting G
5:30 p.m.
Gladstone City Hall
525 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027 map
agenda minutes presentation
Jan. 16, 2019 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials minutes
Dec. 5, 2018 Task Force Meeting C
6:30 p.m.
Concord Property
3811 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR 97267 map
agenda materials presentation minutes
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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 current site of Gladstone City Hall (525 Portland Avenue). A relocated City Hall is being constructed 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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Contact
Department Staff
Kathryn Krygier
Project Manager
kkrygier@ncprd.com