Blog Stories The Concord Elementary Project

The Concord Elementary Project

By Kim Parmon, December 23, 2019

I truly love my home.  I am waking up every day in my dream house and that’s an amazing feeling.  Sure, it needs plenty of work but the bones of my house are gorgeous!  When I look around the space I very clearly see what it’s going to be someday when I’m done with it, and that is truly exciting.

I love my neighborhood too, but there’s not much to do here.  My neighborhood is a bit “unmoored,” if you will.  There’s no central hub where people gather, and that’s the main negative.  So when I learned that the old Concord Elementary Building was being considered for a government project, I was intrigued.  I’ve always admired the beautiful brick facade and wondered what was going to happen to it.  I heard through the grapevine that Clackamas County had a plan for it and wanted community members to apply for a task force for this project.  My curiosity piqued, I found the application online and submitted myself.

A couple of interviews, several months, and a task force vote later, I was in!  This means that I get to participate in a body that is helping to shape a huge project for my community.  How cool is that?!  What’s on the table is creating a library, community center, and park on this six acre property.  The purpose of the task force is to get community input on what we’d like to see in this space.

At my first meeting I heard the other members of the team advocate for a community garden, cooking classes, and walking trails.  I heard proposals for brining in authors and artists to the new library give talks.  There was debate about what would make a park both fun and beautiful.  I sat there, listening to all of it, smiling to myself.

I was in a room full of people who all want to improve my neighborhood.  They are spending their time dreaming up things that would make their neighbors happy and trying to distill those ideas down to practical, tangible proposals.  I don’t know what’s the final project is going to look like but I see the possibilities.  In the next few years my neighborhood is going to get that central hub it needs so badly!  I feel incredibly lucky to be able to serve my community and make it better.

Do you live in North Clackamas and have ideas for this project?  Reach out!  I’d love to hear from you.

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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