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Port of Ridgefield seeks waterfront plan input

By , Columbian staff writer

RIDGEFIELD — The Port of Ridgefield is seeking public feedback on a draft business plan for its waterfront property released Wednesday. The plan, prepared by Leland Consulting Group, outlines a development strategy for the 35-acre waterfront property. The port said it intends to develop the property as a social and commercial hub for the community.

“The draft Waterfront Business Plan lays out all the pieces of the port’s vision for what we want to see on the Ridgefield Waterfront,” Port CEO Randy Mueller said in a press release. “It brings together an analysis of what the market can support with the realities of land use and the expectations of the port and our community for what happens on this property.”

Mueller said the plan is a big step toward aligning what is financially and physically possible on the property with the port’s vision.

Leland Consulting presented the draft plan to the port commission at a Sept. 13 meeting. The next steps are public feedback on the plan, incorporating any necessary changes and an Oct. 1 port commission public meeting.

Public feedback on the draft plan should be submitted no later than Oct. 1. Go to www.portridgefield.org/ridgefield-waterfront to review the draft plan and provide feedback online. Comments also can be mailed to P.O. Box 55, Ridgefield, WA 98642.

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