Urban Renewal breathes life into Rockwood

June 29, 2009 7:32 pm

“As college buddies majoring in business and economics at the University of Oregon, Spencer Noecker and Martin Larson had no idea they’d end up business partners, let alone up to their elbows gutting moldy, roach-infested, crime-ridden apartments in Gresham’s gritty Rockwood neighborhood.

But here they stand, two fresh faced 24 year olds brimming with energy in front of Noecker’s investment company’s corporate office, a business-like apartment at Village Court in the 17800 block of Northeast Oregon Street.”