Terry Cook was instrumental in the formation and creation of this multi-modal transit oriented development concept in Troutdale, Oregon which is currently in the final planning stages. The project encompasses 64 acres and includes passenger rail transit, a major public attraction, commercial, recreation, entertainment and related business options. Key elements of the plan include an entertainment center, hotel facilities, outdoor recreation, commercial business, a passenger rail station, and multi-modal transportation staging center and public square.
A non-profit community development corporation called Edgefield Station, Inc. was formed to drive the project. It is a joint venture between the Troutdale area and Gresham area Chambers of Commerce. Significant community input was achieved through the use of a design charette process. Funding for the project, to date, has been obtained from private and public grants. When completed, the project will be a major addition to the economic development efforts of the East Metro area and will create hundreds of new family wage jobs. The four surrounding cities of Troutdale, Gresham, Wood Village and Fairview all support the project and have contributed funds towards its ultimate implementation.