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FOCUS 2020: East Metro Commercial & Mixed-use Development

  • January 31, 2020
  • 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 200 East Columbia River Hwy.,Troutdale, OR 97060 - Discovery Block

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You Are Invited to FOCUS 2020

East Metro Commercial & Mixed-Use Development

 

 

You are invited to be a part of important conversations on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Discovery Block in Troutdale to discuss the current and future development needs of the East Metro region.We will focus on Commercial and Mixed-Use Development. You have an important perspective and we would like you to add your voice to the conversation as we bring together city, county, and state officials with those of you in the development community to discuss solutions to our regional growth needs. Just as every journey begins with a single step, each development begins with a single conversation and we want to hear from you. Below is information about the event and you are more than welcome to contact us if you have any questions. Please register today and join the conversation.  

 

What is FOCUS?

FOCUS is the annual East Metro Economic Alliance (EMEA) event that tackles timely and compelling regional issues. The East Metro communities of Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, and Wood Village are a dynamic and rapidly changing part of the Portland Metro Region. Committed to advocating for East Metro’s economic vitality, EMEA presents FOCUS, bringing together industry leaders and city officials to engage and “FOCUS” on a topic. Through a variety of informative interactions, participants discuss and collaborate on solutions to creatively address the development needs of our communities. The goals of this event are to:

 

Share:  Who are we and what are we doing?

Gather:  What do we have and what are you looking for?

Collaborate:  How can we overlay and leverage resources for joint success?

 

Who should attend:

Developers, builders, realtors, architects, landowners, construction leaders, city, county and state leaders, policy makers, community leaders, and nonprofit leaders.

 

Who will be speaking?

 

·         Ben Kaiser - Kaiser Group & Path Architecture Click here to view Ben Kaiser's Ted Talk

·         Chris Cummings - Business Oregon

·         Matt Miller - Interim President & CEO of Greater Portland, Inc.

·         Jay Fetherston - SVP, Retail North, Harsch Investment Properties

·         Michael Nagy – Managing Director, Wood Partners

·         Matthew M. Brown – Principal, YBA Architects

·         Homer Williams

·         Mike Greenslade

·         City Presentations

·         And more

 

What will be discussed?

·         City presentations on available lands, commercial and mixed use needs and program offerings

·         Incentives and barriers to development

·         Placemaking

·         Creativity in public spaces

·         Mixed use development

·         Flexible zoning

·         Walkability and walking areas

·         Entertainment Zones

·         Enterprise Zones?

·         Retail changes

·         Millennial Attraction

·         Anchor Tenants

 

About East Metro Economic Alliance

The East Metro Economic Alliance (EMEA) is a 501(c)6, Oregon Mutual Benefit, non-profit organization comprised of businesses, chambers of commerce, school districts, nonprofits, municipalities and public agencies working together to shape the future of East Metro through economic advocacy. We each understand the unique needs of a region often unprioritized by others. We live here. We work here. We play here. We are invested in the long-term viability of this region for both this and future generations. We not only represent East Metro to the world, we live East Metro every day. We Are East Metro.

 

Our Featured Speaker : Ben Kaiser, Kaiser+Path

 

About Ben Kaiser

 

Benjamin Kaiser is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and for the past 25 years has been in Portland, Oregon developing, designing and constructing a variety of commercial projects including over 200 residential condominiums.Driven by a rapidly changing climate, Ben, together with his team, has dedicated their practice to only using mass timber products. To bring his signature project, Carbon12, to life, Ben worked with state officials to waive the restrictive codes that limit the height of wood buildings. This, and their projects, have put Kaiser+Path on the forefront of a movement to use mass timber in tall urban buildings.The Radiator was the first mass-timber structure of its scale built in Oregon in over 100 years, and received the “Sustainable Project of the Year” award from the Portland Business Journal. At 95’ tall, Carbon12 is the tallest CLT structure in the U.S. and was awarded a Merit prize by the AIA.

Ben served an eight year term as the Vice-Chair of the Portland Design Commission and was appointed by Governor Brown to sit on the Capitol Planning Commission. He is a member of the ULI Product Council and an advisor to the land trust-based nonprofit, Proud Ground. Benjamin Kaiser is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and for the past 25 years has been in Portland, Oregon developing, designing and constructing a variety of commercial projects including over 200 residential condominiums. Driven by a rapidly changing climate, Ben, together with his team, has dedicated their practice to only using mass timber products. To bring his signature project, Carbon12, to life, Ben worked with state officials to waive the restrictive codes that limit the height of wood buildings. This, and their projects, have put Kaiser+Path on the forefront of a movement to use mass timber in tall urban buildings. Ben served an eight year term as the Vice-Chair of the Portland Design Commission and was appointed by Governor Brown to sit on the Capitol Planning Commission. He is a member of the ULI Product Council and an advisor to the land trust-based nonprofit, Proud Ground.

 Click here to view Ben Kaiser's Ted Talk  

 

About East Metro Economic Alliance

The East Metro Economic Alliance (EMEA) is a 501(c)6, Oregon Mutual Benefit, non-profit organization comprised of businesses, chambers of commerce, school districts, nonprofits, municipalities and public agencies working together to shape the future of East Metro through economic advocacy. We each understand the unique needs of a region often unprioritized by others. We live here. We work here. We play here. We are invested in the long-term viability of this region for both this and future generations. We not only represent East Metro to the world, we live East Metro every day. We Are East Metro.

Call or Fax Us

Office: (503) 292-8881
Fax: (503)-292-8237

Address

PO Box 422
Gresham, OR 97030

East Metro Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 422, Gresham, OR 97030

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