SCYP Redmond

The Sustainable City Year Program is partnering with the City of Redmond, Oregon for the academic year of 2015-2016.

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About Redmond

Redmond, located in Deschutes County on the eastern side of Oregon’s Cascade Range, has a population of 27,427 and is one of Oregon’s fastest growing cities. The City’s administration consists of an elected mayor and city council who appoint a City Manager. A number of Citizen Advisory Groups advise the City Manager, mayor, and city council.

Redmond Main StreetFrom its inception, Redmond has had its eyes set firmly on the future. Redmond was initially founded in 1905 in anticipation of a canal irrigation project and proposed railway line. Redmond is on the western side of the High Desert Plateau and on the eastern edge of the Cascade mountain range. Redmond lies in the geographic heart of Oregon. Redmond focuses on its natural beauty, reveling in the outdoor recreational opportunities (camping, hiking, skiing) offered by the Cascade mountain range, four seasons climate, and 300+ days of sunshine annually.

Redmond has been focused on innovative, sustainable growth and revitalization while preserving the city’s unique history and culture. In 1995, the City of Redmond began to make critical investments in revitalizing its downtown core. The initial phase of renovations strove to balance growth, livability and historic preservation by rerouting Oregon State Highway 97, improving critical infrastructure, and improving the facades of over 100 buildings in the historic center. The City of Redmond has worked with local businesses to revitalize retail, job creation and housing. To facilitate private sector buy-in, Redmond offers innovative incentive programs such as the Façade Rehabilitation and Reimbursement Grant and the “Downtown Jumpstart” loan competition, as well as Design Assistance.

Often referred to as “The Hub” of Central Oregon, Redmond is situated at the crossroads of US Highway 97 and US Highway 126. It is served by the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway, Cascades East Transit Regional Public Transportation Service, as well as a state of the art regional airport served by multiple commercial airlines and FedEx and UPS. In addition to its geographic location, Redmond is viewed as central to business growth in the region.

In 2014, Central Oregon Community College opened a 34,300 square foot Technology Education Center to recruit new businesses and expand existing businesses in Central Oregon. Above all, Redmond prides itself on being a family-friendly city which was the motivation for the work presented in this report.

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Redmond 2015-2016 Courses

SCYP is involved in twenty projects, across eight disciplines, in twenty-two classes this year with the City of Redmond. See below for more information about classes by term. 

Spring 2015

Redmond Project Titles

Bicycle Transportation Planning

Faculty

Marc Schlossberg
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Courses

PPPM 438/538

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Fall 2015

Redmond Project Titles

South US 97 Corridor Improvement Project

 

Faculty

Rob Ribe 
Department of Landscape Architecture

Courses

LARCH 494/594

Neighborhood Walkability

Nick Kohler
Department of Geography
 

GEOG 491/591

Business Medical District EID, Downtown EID/BID, and RAPRD Tax Valuation

Rebecca Lewis
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

PPPM 629

Improving Community Engagement with New Emerging Tools
 

David Remund 
School of Journalism and Communication
J 453

Utilities Strategic Communication Plan

Laurie Honda
School of Journalism and Communication

J 453

Redmond Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

Gerardo Sandoval
Rich Margerum
Bob Parker
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

PPPM 617 (Sandoval)
PPPM 611 (Margerum)
PPPM 613 (Parker)

 

 

 

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Winter 2016

Redmond Project Titles

Downtown Marketing Analysis
Airport Marketing Plan
Redmond Business Accelerator/Incubator 

Faculty

Beth Hjelm
Department of Business

Courses

BA 453H 

Multi-Sports Complex Feasibility Analysis

Beth Hjelm
Department of Business

BA 453 

Airport Landscape Master Plan

Marc Eischeid
Department of Landscape Architecture

LA 539

Police Station Redevelopment

Joe Moore
Department of Architecture

ARCH 484/584

Professional Medical Business District; Improving Community Engagement

Wendy Ames
Department of Journalism

J 454

City Utility Branding

Margy Parker
Department of Journalism

J 454

Housing Policy

Ren Thomas
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

PPPM 407/507

Sustainability and Redmond 

Jonathan Rosenbloom
School of Law

Law 600

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Spring 2016

Redmond Project Titles

Outreach to Minority Communities

Faculty

Gerardo Sandoval
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Courses

PPPM 452/552

Art Moderne MPD (Tentative)

Redmond Community Foundation

Dyana Mason
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

PPPM 688

Family Justice Center


Dyana Mason
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

PPPM 688

Historic Field House


Dyana Mason
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

PPPM 688

Homeless Shelter


Dyana Mason
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

PPPM 688

Planning Great Neighborhoods Using GIS Analytics

Yizhao Yang
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

PPPM 408/508

Bike, Walk, Roll Marketing

Margy Parker
Department of Journalism

J 454

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