The Rosewood Station project is an affordable multi-family apartment complex in unincorporated Clackamas County, Oregon. This project provides needed workforce housing during a housing crisis and helps the county reach its goal of 800-1200 new affordable homes in the next seven years. It also generates funds for the Housing Authority that will be used to work with developers to build new affordable homes.
The Rosewood Terrace project site is just over five acres, with sensitive resource areas just to the west, and to the east and an existing multi-use path connecting the site to a light rail station.
This project is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and therefore had to be designed under strict federal standards for both accessibility and stormwater pollution prevention.
The Cardno team provided design services to widen a road to incorporate a left turn lane into the site, dedicated bike lanes, and sidewalk frontage improvements. Design within the development included domestic water, fire suppression supply, sanitary sewer, and stormwater collection with mechanical treatment and underground detention facility.
Cardno was the primary local consultant in charge of all land use, transportation, and site development permitting. These included Type II Design Review, Environmentally Sensitive Area and SLOPES V permitting through NMFS, storm and sanitary sewer permitting from WES, 1200-C erosion control and UIC permits from DEQ, lot consolidation via the Clackamas County Surveyor and Tax Assessor, Clackamas Fire District approvals, and domestic and fire water approval from Clackamas River Water. Permits from Clackamas County included demolition, site development, right-of-way, and site plumbing permits. Cardno developed a permitting schedule to help the client understand the critical path for development and assess where risks could be taken to expedite the design and review process.