September 11, 2008

Community Team to Aid Vancouver Waterfront Plans

A Community Resource Team has been formed by Gramor Development Inc./Columbia Waterfront LLC and the city of Vancouver to help guide the development of parks and open spaces at Vancouver's waterfront.

The CRT is made up of 30 community stakeholders, who were invited by Gramor to provide input on how an open space network could be used and how it may connect with the existing parks and trails system at the waterfront. Members include representatives from neighborhood associations, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Identity Clark County and Leadership Clark County, in addition to groups interested in the environment, business and economic development, historic preservation, and tourism. Representatives of the disabled community, bicycle advocates and students are also members.

The CRT will meet three times in the coming months with Gramor's lead architect, David Hansen of Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects, and Margot Long, principal with PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.

The first meeting will be held tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Columbian, 415 W. Sixth St., in Vancouver. The other meetings will be held on Sept. 24 and Oct. 15, followed by an open house scheduled for Nov. 5 to present the final parks and open space program.

The Vancouver waterfront plan will include a mix of commercial and retail elements, housing, office space and new access to 1,900 feet of the Columbia River waterfront.

Originally published by DJC Staff.

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