Final design to start on new waterfront park



Vancouver has issued requests for proposals for work on the final design and permitting phase for the new waterfront park, the city announced Friday in a bulletin.

The park will be on 8 acres in the planned waterfront development on the Columbia River.

The money for the park includes $500,000 from the state and $250,000 in development-funded Park Impact Fees.

The plans to connect the downtown area to Vancouver’s waterfront were approved in 2007. The new waterfront park would connect to the Columbia River Renaissance Trail, which receives year-round use from walkers and bicyclists.

Long term, the area will include the Columbia Waterfront LLC mixed-use development, which will have apartments and condos, offices, restaurants, shops and hotels.

The park is the next phase after the city’s waterfront street access project is complete.

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