Washington state and harbor officials on June 9 held a ribbon cutting to commemorate the completion of Vancouver Landing, the first in a series of projects planned within the Terminal 1 development at the Port of Vancouver USA.
Partly funded with $4.7 million in state funds, Vancouver Landing features “dramatic riverfront vistas, a boardwalk timeline of historic events, new sections of the Renaissance Trail, Rotary Club of Vancouver elements, interpretive panels and an embedded map of the Columbia River,” according to the port.
The Renaissance Trail was built with help from a $485,000 grant from the Regional Transportation Commission under the Transportation Alternatives Program. The boardwalk was made possible with a $500,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Vancouver to honor its 100th anniversary in 2021.
“This ribbon cutting is the first exciting event at Terminal 1 with many more to come,” Port CEO Julianna Marler said. “We want to inspire the community to come down to the waterfront and see the progress we’ve made. The entire Terminal 1 development will provide both economic benefits for the community as well as provide a dynamic public destination for all to enjoy.”