Vancouver city councilors unanimously approved a plan Monday to move forward with development of a waterfront park that the city hopes will one day anchor a new multiuse development area along the Columbia River.
Jeanne Harris, whose successor will be chosen by voters in Tuesday’s election, noted that one of her first actions on council was to back the revamping of Esther Short Park.
“And this will be one of my last,” said Harris, who did not advance out of the primary.
Harris was in agreement with fellow councilors that the park could become a desirable location that might draw in future business and residential development. Further, she said, it will be a boon for the community.
“It creates a gathering place for us,” she said. “This is an important legacy for Vancouver.”