South County Destination Management: Kiwanda Corridor Project
The Kiwanda Corridor Project is an opportunity to leverage the County’s assets to improve local livability issues, including: increasing public safety; protecting our natural resources; promoting stewardship of the community; providing education on the history of the area; improving visitor experiences; encouraging longer stays; and attracting new visitors during the non-peak seasons to address local business community needs for more consistent and predictable revenue. The Kiwanda Corridor Project will create a comprehensive and coordinated plan to;
- Cape Kiwanda parking lot: Restructure and improve the existing parking lot, including replacing restrooms, and upgrading garbage and recycling facilities.
- Multi-Use Path: construct a new continuous pathway along Cape Kiwanda Drive and Sunset Drive from the Cape Kiwanda parking lot to Bob Straub State Park.
- Webb Park: Relocate the existing campground and create a new public parking lot with access improvements to Circle Drive.
- Jensen Property: Develop the recently acquired property, including access improvements to Pacific Avenue and Sunset Avenue at Cape Kiwanda Drive.
- Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA) community park: Complete development of the NVCA Skatepark as a community park on the Tillamook Lightwave property.
- Shuttle Services: Improve wayfinding and access to promote increased ridership.
- Shorepine Village Boardwalk: Improve wayfinding and provide repairs to facilitate long-term usage.
The project is currently in phased detailed design, beginning with the Cape Kiwanda parking lot, a vault restroom at the Jenson Property, and possible engineering of the intersection at Kiwanda Drive and Beachy Bridge.
The overarching goal of the project is to create a positive visitor experience while meeting the needs of local businesses and year-round residents. The project team identified several objectives to balance the needs of residents, local businesses and visitors:
- Improve livability and user experience for Pacific City’s residents, local businesses, and visitors
- Provide equitable beach and community experiences
- Improve transportation efficiency and safety within the Kiwanda Corridor by promoting alternative modes of transportation, providing options for parking, and adding pedestrian connections
- Improve wayfinding and enhance connections to the community
- Provide safe and accessible pedestrian and bicycle access
- Minimize impacts on the environment through sustainable, resilient and equitable architecture and infrastructure.
- Prepare for and buttress existing natural disaster safety & evacuation plans
- Be fiscally responsible and sustainable