The Agency entered into a development agreement for the Hawthorne Grove project, which was constructed on SE King Road in the North Clackamas Revitalization Area Urban Renewal District. The project consisted of 29 condominium units, with 10 having their affordability guaranteed via affordability covenants, and a neighborhood park. All of the Hawthorne Grove housing units were completed by the end of 2011. The North Clackamas Revitalization Area plan, developed with citizens in the area, clearly identified a need to provide additional recreational/open space within the district. To address this need, the Agency purchased a portion of the project site for the development of a neighborhood park. The Agency was able to leverage funds by securing a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Grant and a Local Government grant from Oregon State Parks for construction of the park. Hawthorne Park was completed and opened in the fall of 2012.
- The Agency provided $250,000 for the construction of the housing units, in exchange for an affordability covenant being attached
to ten units. The Agency also purchased the park space for $250,000. Partners included a private developer, Metro, Oregon State Parks, and the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD).
- The Agency contributed $85,000 for park development and construction.
- Metro provided a Nature in Neighborhoods grant of $140,000 for park construction.
- Oregon State Parks awarded a Local Government grant of $50,000 for park construction.
- Increased the inventory of quality affordable housing in the community.
- Provided a much-needed park and recreation space in local community.