By: Kyle Chinn

Washougal Wash. – February 5, 2019 The Port of Camas-Washougal is excited to announce it has received 4 submissions from developers in response to the Port’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to partner in the Parker’s Landing Waterfront Development.

RFQ submissions were received January 31, 2019 from:

  1. RKm Development
  2. Project ^
  3. Williams/Dame & Associates, Inc.
  4. Terra Pacific Development, LLC

The Leland Consul_ng Group was chosen as the Port’s strategic advisors in January and will assist staff in the interview process for a Waterfront Developer. Interviews are scheduled for the weeks of February 11-22. Addi_onal steps will be determined based on the outcome of the interviews.

” This is a very exciting time for the Port and the community,” reported David Ripp, Port CEO. “Choosing the right developer that will continue the vision of a thriving and vibrant destination is of vital importance.”

Upcoming Waterfront projects already in process include the finished grading and clearing of the 20.5 acres of prime real estate to make way for the development to continue. The Waterfront Park Natural Play Area, which is due to begin construction in February 2019 by lowest bidder, Keystone Contracting; and the construction of the connecting trail between the Port’s Waterfront property and the City of Washougal Downtown in the summer of 2019.

For more information and to follow the Waterfront Development progress, go
to Port’s website at Portcw.com.

ABOUT THE PORT
The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre
industrial park, a 77-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure
boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-ofthe-
art fueling station and 14 tie-downs. The marina is the largest publicly
owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a
floating restaurant, launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on
the breakwater/guest dock, and is home port to the Dolphin Yacht
Club. Construction of the Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail was completed
in October 2017. The industrial park boasts a 100% occupancy rate of more
than 35 businesses with an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to
Steigerwald Commerce Center, 100+ acres of property currently under
development. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at
Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National
Historic site.

More information is found at www.portcw.com.

Author: Dawn Feldhaus, Published: January 17, 2019
Camas-Washougal Post Record

Officials hire Portland firm that helped shape Vancouver’s Terminal 1 project

After getting zero bites from developers interested in revamping the Port of Camas-Washougal’s prime waterfront property, port leaders have entered “Plan B” of the waterfront plan, hiring a management firm with ample waterfront development experience.

In September 2018, the port issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop the waterfront.

Port leaders had hoped developers would submit proposals by mid-October. When that didn’t happen, the port extended the RFP deadline to the end of November, but still had zero responses.

At that time, Port Chief Executive Officer David Ripp said developers told him it cost time and money to put together a proposal and they were currently working on other projects. Some developers also expressed concern about their ideas for a waterfront development being available to the public.

Ripp said Monday the port did not receive any RFPs last year, so they will decide which developer to work with by requesting qualifications.

“Last year, developers were very busy and didn’t have time to develop a proposal,” he said.

A company that has worked on several waterfront plans in Washington and Oregon will provide guidance for the Port of Camas-Washougal in the planning and development of its waterfront plan.

Leland Consulting Group, of Portland, has worked with the Port of Vancouver and NBBJ Architects to complete a master plan, recruit hotel and mixed-use developers and bring a new restaurant to Terminal 1, a future project on 10 acres.

Leland has also worked on the Everett Marina District Master Plan for the Port of Everett, in Everett, Washington; the Eugene Riverfront Master Plan, in Eugene, Oregon; and Independence Landing, in Independence, Oregon.

Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners approved a $137,092 contract with Leland Consulting Group to review developer qualifications, solicit developer design proposals and negotiate a preliminary deal and support the negotiation of a development agreement. Leland will also provide a market analysis summary, public buildings analyses of a cultural center and public market and a return on investment analysis.

The port is requesting qualifications from mixed-use developers for 26.5 acres of waterfront land, due by 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31.

Area residents interested in the future development of the Port of Camas-Washougal waterfront are invited to attend a special port commission meeting on Jan. 22.

Port officials will discuss the waterfront property and update the public on “next steps” at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal, prior to the commission’s regular meeting at 5 p.m.

Ideas for a mixed-use development on the waterfront have previously included restaurants, a hotel, offices and a cultural/conference center.

Washougal Wash. – December 11, 2018 – The Port of Camas-Washougal is pleased to announce it has chosen a Port Owner’s Representative to assist in selecting a Waterfront Developer – The Leland Consulting Group based out of Portland, OR.

The Leland Consulting Group is a team of strategic advisors focused on urban real estate, economic development, and public-private partnerships. Their expertise in balancing rigorous analysis with candid advice for strategies that will enhance our community and create lasting value make them an ideal choice.

Next steps include determining the scope of work, cost proposal and submitting the contract to the Commission for approval at the January 7, 2019 Commission Meeting. On December 14, the Port will send out a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to all of the interested developers with a deadline of January 31, where the Port will continue the conversation with prospective developers.

“We are very excited to be moving forward with the Leland Consulting Group,” reported David Ripp, Port CEO. “Their involvement in the Port of Vancouver’s Waterfront Revitalization and like-minded vision for keeping the waterfront a thriving and vibrant destination will make for a great partnership.”

Upcoming Waterfront projects already in process include the finished grading and clearing of the 26.5 acres of prime real estate to make way for the development to continue. The Waterfront Park Natural Play Area, which is due to begin construction in February 2019 by lowest bidder, Keystone Contracting; and the construction of the connecting trail between the Port’s Waterfront property and the City of Washougal Downtown in the summer of 2019.

For more information and to follow the Waterfront Development progress, go
to Port’s website at Portcw.com.