1RVC: Placemaking

Regional Strategy 5
  • Fortify Holdings/Neuman Hotel Group: Planned conversion of Inn at the Commons to apartments (2020).

  • SOREDI: Created letters of support for an 8-unit development by Rentec Direct in Grants Pass, and an expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary in Central Point. 

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  • SOREDI: Granted 20% of grant admin. funds to Foundry Village in Grants Pass.

  • SOREDI: Granted $30,000 through the EDA 2020 CARES ACT to Rogue Retreat (Jack & Jo Counties).

  • Development Partners: Started housing projects through MURA and other organizations. Genesis Project, Northgate Expansion, New Spirit Village, mixed-use plans for housing in downtown Medford, Ashland, etc. 

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  • SOREDI: Facilitated over $376,500 in grants to arts/entertainment venues.

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  • Ashland Chamber: Promoted the Shop-Ashland campaign.

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  • Medford: Passed a $60M bond for the Aquatics Center in May 2020.

  • Rogue Credit Union: Supported the Aquatics Center and received naming rights.

  • SOREDI: Administered the EDA CARES ACT, which set aside $70,200 for 9 small cities in the area.

  • Butte Falls: Created a community forest advisory group.

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SOREDI: Showed potential sites to developers and business recruits. Follow-up with Wildfire victims about status and redevelopment of their properties. 

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Members

  • Matt Brinkley, Planning Director, City of Medford
  • Carrie Borgen, Executive Director, ACCESS
  • Alex Campbell, Regional Solutions Coordinator, Oregon Gov.
  • Sam Engel, Manager of Social Determinants of Health, AllCare
  • Caitlin Fernandez, Business Support Manager, SOREDI
  • Josh LeBombard, SO Oregon Regional Representative, OR Dept. of Land Conservation and Dev.
  • Valerie Lovelace, City Councilor, City of Grants Pass
  • Amber Neeck, Housing Specialist, City of Grants Pass
  • Kelly Madding, Deputy City Manager, City of Medford
  • Tamra Martin, Fairgrounds & Event Center Director, Josephine County
  • JeanAnn Miles, City Councilor, City of Cave Junction
  • Colleen Padilla, Executive Director, SOREDI
  • Terrill Roper, Business Development Manager, SOREDI
  • Marta Tarantsey, Regional Development Officer, Business Oregon
  • Julie Thomas, Owner, Concierge Home Watch
  • Kelsey Yoho, Owner, Weekend Beer Co.

Updated 2022

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