Concord Property and Library Planning Process

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Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force

The Board of County Commissioners, which also serves as the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District Board, formed a task force to explore future uses of the Concord property. 

Purpose

To advise the Board of County Commissioners in the following ways:

  • Evaluate options for the Concord Property and make recommendations
  • Advise on the creation of a master plan for development of the Concord Property
  • Share information with the community and provide feedback to the Task Force

Charter

The Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force charter outlines the background, charge, membership and staff, term, governance and other committees of the task force. 

Meetings

The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. For questions, contact Donna Robinson at drobinson2@clackamas.us or 503-742-4424.

Dec. 5, 2018 Task Force Meeting #1
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Concord School property
3811 SE Concord Road map
agenda

Task Force Members

Gary Bokowski Oak Grove
Grover Bornefeld Oak Grove
Ron Campbell Oak Grove
Jean Chapin Oak Grove
Mark Elliott Oak Grove
Lynn Fisher Oak Grove
Denis Hickey Happy Valley
Anna Hoesly Milwaukie
Doug Jones Oak Grove
Stephanie Kurzenhauser Oak Grove
Michael Schmeer Oak Grove
Eric Shawn Oak Grove
Jan Lindstrom Oak Grove
Kristi Switzer Oak Grove
Chaunda Wild Oak Grove

Gladstone Community Library Planning Task Force

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.

Purpose

To advise the Board of County Commissioners in the following ways:

  • Help assess, evaluate and prioritize the needs of library users
  • Evaluate and recommend best practices for library governance
  • Help create a Master Plan for development of the Gladstone Library
  • Share information with the community and provide community feedback to the Task Force
  • Provide quarterly updates on Task Force activities to the Board of County Commissioners and the Gladstone City Council

Charter

The Gladstone Community Library Planning Task Force charter outlines how the task force was formed, goals, members and more. 

Meetings

All task force meetings will be open to the public. Meeting information will be posted as scheduled.

Membership

The Gladstone Library Task Force is made up of:

  • 6 members from the Gladstone Library Advisory Board and Gladstone Library Foundation
  • 7 at-large residents of the Gladstone Library service area
  • 1 member of the Clackamas County Library Board of Trustees

Joint Planning Process

Community members have expressed a strong desire for a holistic, joint planning process which evaluates best use(s) of the Concord property, as well as its potential as the site of a future Oak Lodge library. In addition, both NCPRD and the Oak Lodge Library are divisions of the Clackamas County Business and Community Services department; by working together, both divisions can align planning efforts, share resources, and achieve greater efficiencies at all stages of the planning process.    

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

NCPRD Concord Property

In March 2018, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) took ownership of Concord Elementary School in Oak Grove as part of the 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.

As the new owner of the property, NCPRD is dedicated to seeing the former school used to create new community spaces, amenities and recreational opportunities for District residents. Although there are no predetermined uses for the Concord property, there are many exciting possibilities for the site, including a community center, park, library and NCPRD administration offices.

Oak Lodge & Gladstone Libraries

In October 2017, Clackamas County and the City of Gladstone agreed to a “one library, two building” solution to provide new library facilities and services to the residents of the Gladstone and Oak Lodge library service areas. As part of this solution, 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 NCPRD Concord property as a possible location for a new Oak Lodge library.