Council Presentation

As part of the March 19, 2013 City Council meeting, staff and consultants will report on WTIP progress, including design progress for the Phase II effort between Oak Street and the Valley Creek Estuary. That effort envisions a variety of spaces along the shoreline, including a multi-use building, plaza area, waterfront trail, and a re-established […]

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Leaders launch waterfront construction

On Monday, November 5, leaders from the City, the Chamber, participant groups and permitting agencies met to officially launch construction of Phase 1 of the Port Angeles Waterfront Plan. The event featured brief speeches by Mayor Cherie Kidd, City Manager Dan McKeen, Community Development Director Nathan West, and lead consultant Bill Grimes of Studio Cascade. […]

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Waterfront project begins

Today, the City of Port Angeles announced the start of construction for the first phase of its downtown waterfront development project, with work beginning on the “esplanade” feature along Railroad Avenue. Primo Construction, based in Port Angeles, has been hired to complete the work. Construction will generally require the closure and re-routing of traffic away […]

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West End Park progress

Work on improvements to waterfront land between Valley Creek Estuary and Oak Street will hit a milestone soon, with completion of design-level drawings for what the WTIP calls “West End Park.” This drawing set, to be presented to Council in October, allows the City to review the current level of design, proposed elements, and estimated […]

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Council to consider contract for waterfront work

On Tuesday, September 18th, City Council is expected to consider authorizing the award of a project contract, setting in motion construction on a range of features envisioned in the Port Angeles waterfront plan. The contract would be awarded to one of four construction companies that responded to a City Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on July […]

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Waterfront plan wins AIA Civic Design Award

On May 31, Port Angeles’ waterfront plan received another award, this time from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The distinction was given as part of the AIA’s annual Civic Design Awards program, which recognizes publicly funded projects that demonstrate excellence on the part the client as well as the design team. A total of 43 […]

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Esplanade illustrations

At the January 26th City Council meeting, consultants provided a process update on work for Phase I of the WTIP, including the esplanade proposed for Railroad Avenue between Laurel and Oak Streets. Presented were a set of large illustrations covering the range of material options, patterns and accessory features being considered for the area. Linked below is […]

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Esplanade video II

At the January 26th City Council meeting, consultants provided updates on the set of drawings and material options being selected for phase one of the WTIP, and showed a brief movie generated from the latest 3-D modeling of the esplanade proposed for Railroad Avenue between Laurel and Oak Streets. Embedded below is a Quicktime™ copy […]

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Shoreline permit comments, hearing

On December 29, the City of Port Angeles submitted its shoreline substantial development permit application for the WTIP effort, triggering a public comment period which will close on January 31st. Specifically, the application covers “redevelopment of public amenities along the subject corridor including a new concrete pedestrian walkway esplanade, resurfaced automobile and pedestrian areas, an expansion […]

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Daily News: Waterfront to change

On Tuesday, January 3, the Peninsula Daily News published an article covering the range of efforts underway to realize the WTIP, including features expected to be built and completed before the end of this year. The article, written by Staff Reporter Tom Callis, also provides timeframe information on proposed improvements to the Black Ball Ferry […]

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