Community members will have the opportunity to visit the Downtown Riverfront site this Wednesday, June 20, to see the property as it currently exists, and hear from developers about the proposed project.
Wednesday’s Open House, taking place from 4-7 p.m. at the EWEB North Headquarters Training Room (500 E. 4th Ave.), will offer site tours every half hour from 4-6:30 p.m., allowing community members to walk the property and see the boundaries for the Downtown Riverfront Park and plaza area. Inside, they can hear from Williams/Dame & Associates about the proposed project and provide comments that will be shared with City Council. City staff will also be available to share information on other aspects of the redevelopment including proposed city investments, affordable housing, transportation, the Riverfront Park, and the Steam Plant.
“The redevelopment of the Downtown Riverfront has been a part of the community’s vision for decades,” said Community Development Director, Michael Kinnison. “The proposal from Williams/Dame could transform the Downtown Riverfront, fulfilling the community’s long-held goal of turning a vacant, inaccessible, and empty riverfront lot into a vibrant, active, and accessible riverfront neighborhood and community destination.”
In addition to the Open House, community members can give feedback to city councilors at a Public Hearing on Monday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Ave.).
See information on the proposal and terms of the agreement.
About The Design/Development Team
Williams/Dame & Atkins Development is a Portland-based real estate development firm with an organic approach to urban transformation, collaborating with public and private partners to create unique neighborhoods that blend quality housing, vibrant street life and new business opportunities. The firm led the redevelopment of the Pearl and South Waterfront Districts in Portland, Oregon, as well as the “South” neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles. The design team includes SERA Architects of Portland, which designed the Tate project and the Erb Memorial Union Building renovation and addition in Eugene.