The Waterfront Master Plan is in its beginning stages. A consultant team of planners, architects, economists, and development strategists started work in August. A Project Advisory Committee, comprised of City and Port staff, stakeholders, and members of the public, will oversee the team’s work. Over the next few months, the public will have several opportunities to follow the progress and provide input on the future of Astoria’s waterfront, prior to presentation of the final Master Plan to the Astoria Development Commission and Port of Astoria Commission for approval.
The City of Astoria unanimously approved the Urban Renewal Agency Contract for Personal Services with Walker Macy at the commission meeting Monday night. Walker Macy, a Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning firm out of Portland, was selected after a lengthy Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process, and has demonstrated a superior understanding of the project.
The Port of Astoria Waterfront Master Plan is a joint effort by the Port and the City of Astoria to develop a swath of underutilized waterfront on Port property, between Pier 1 and the Astoria-Megler Bridge (see attached map). The goals of the Waterfront Master Plan include:
The Master Plan is anticipated to be completed by late 2021.
Waterfront Master Planned - Signed Contract with Walker Macy
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