We Need Your Help
The North Clackamas School District is about to transfer ownership of the Concord School property to a new owner. This was originally scheduled to happen in early 2015, but based on many comments from the Oak Lodge community about its potential for addressing needed community uses, the School Board delayed action on the property sale for 2 years to allow more time for consideration of alternatives, and for proposals to come forward from interested parties including private, public and non-profit interests. A decision by the School Board is now scheduled for early March of this year.
Following the School Board’s decision to delay the property sale, several community organizations cooperated to form The Concord Partnership to advocate for preservation and reuse of the property for needed community uses. With citizen input gathered in a visioning process, 3 concepts representing the community’s expressed priorities for reuse of the property have been prepared with help from an architect paid for mostly by grants from Restore Oregon & The Kinsman Foundation. The 3 concepts, illustrated by conceptual building floor plans and a site plan for the grounds, are now available for public review. The purpose of these concepts is to help illustrate to the School Board, and any interested future property owner, that the community’s ideas would fit the property well and provide community benefits while preserving the property’s historic character and open space values.