July 30th Waterfront Revitalization Open House – News Release

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July 30th Waterfront Revitalization Open House
The public is invited to weigh in on plans for the Waterfront

Washougal, Wash. – July 19, 2013 – The Port of Camas-Washougal will hold the first of two Open Houses on Waterfront Revitalization at the Port Administrative Building on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be available.

“The focus of the Open Houses is the Recreational Facilities Element of the Port’s comprehensive plan, a critical piece of the grant application process, said David Ripp, Executive Director.  “We were successful in securing grants for the initial environmental study and clean-up of the property and will actively seek grants for developing a waterfront trail.  I am looking forward to a good turnout and input from the community on what they’d like to see on ‘their’ waterfront.”

The second Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2013. A conceptual graphic of a proposed waterfront trail design will be on display at both Open Houses.

The Waterfront Revitalization has three elements, led by consultants:

1.   Recreational Facilities Element of the Port’s Comprehensive Plan – Rod Orlando Technical Writing & Planning

2.   Waterfront Environmental Clean-up – Maul Foster & Alongi

3.   Waterfront Trail Design and Concepts – BERGER/Abam

The Port is leading the public outreach portion of the project which includes an online survey to gather citizen input on waterfront revitalization and trail plans. The survey can be taken online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VG686XJ and will also be available at each Open House.

The environmental clean-up and trail design data, as well as the survey results, will be included in the Facilities Element.

About the Port of Camas-Washougal:
The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the 79 hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, guest docks and is homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. Newly acquired and in the planning stages, are 13.25 acres of Waterfront Property connecting a 14-acre parcel of port-owned land to the east of the marina. The industrial park boasts a 90+ percent occupancy rate of more than 40 businesses with an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic site. More information is found at www.portcw.com

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