Camas-Washougal Port, City Approve Waterfront Development Plan

Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners and the Washougal City Council have approved a master lease and development agreement with Portland-based RKm Development for the Waterfront at Parkers Landing project.

The votes, which took place in late March, were a big step forward for the port, which is hoping to begin construction late next summer, according to port CEO David Ripp.

The port has said that it selected RKm Development in 2019 for its reputation on mixed-use development projects in the Portland metropolitan region. The port envisions the waterfront project as “a multi-faceted public epicenter, with design and programmatic elements that will not only boost the local economic engine, but also amplify the unique amenities of the site to attract visitors, customers and users from around the region,” according to the port in 2019.

City Councilwoman Michelle Wagner cast the lone vote against the project, objecting to the agreement’s proposed maximum building height of 80 feet, higher than the city’s building code limit of 75 feet for structure heights.

By Pacific Maritime