The Dimmick Site Concept Plan was a TGM Quick Response project that was part of a larger project including brownfield planning funds provided by Business Oregon. The overall project purpose is to create a redevelopment plan for the former Josephine General Hospital site, including necessary site remediation that will permit redevelopment to occur. The Concept Plan portion of the larger project examined potential beneficial uses of the Dimmick Site, and examined potential neighborhood benefits or impacts from those uses, as well as economic feasibility of potential uses. The Dimmick Site includes the former Josephine County hospital at the intersection of NW “A” and Dimmick Streets in Grants Pass, as well as adjacent properties owned by Josephine County.
The objectives of the Dimmick Site Concept Plan are to:
1. Determine the physical and market feasibility of potential uses for redevelopment at the Dimmick site.
2. Produce potential concepts for the redevelopment of the Dimmick Site.
3. Provide key information leading to a plan to successfully remediate the Dimmick Tower and other portions of the Project Area requiring remediation.
A public meeting on this project was held in Grants Pass on Thursday, January 30, at 6:00 pm. The meeting was held in the Grants Pass City Council Chambers at 101 NW A Street. The purpose of this meeting was to learn about preliminary concepts for the Dimmick Property and share feedback on those ideas. Click here for a meeting flyer.
The first public meeting on the Dimmick Site Concept Plan was held in at Grants Pass City Hall on December 3, 2013. About 45 people attended and shared their input on the possible future of the Dimmick Site. The presentation that was shown at this first meeting summarizes the current site conditions, the opportunities the site presents, and the constraints to development of the site.