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.
The project is one step in implementing the recently completed Cape Kiwanda Master Plan (2016) and the Pacific City/Woods Parking Management Plan (2019) – it will address several strategies identified in those plans:
- 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 Dirve 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
- August 2022 – Board of Commissioner presentation and adoption
- Next steps – Phased detailed design of project elements, beginning with Cape Kiwanda Parking Lot
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- Concept Planning Charrette Summary Memo –
The Kiwanda Corridor Project concept planning charrette took place on July 27th, 2021 at the Kiawanda Community Center. There were 22 attendees (in addition to project team members) representing a range of local organizations and stakeholders. The goal of this document is to synthesize the feedback received at the charrette and graphically locate the ideas presented relative to each project area. This document is intended to help the project team interpret the feedback received at the charrette as they move forward in generating the concept alternatives.
- Sept 21, 2021 Online Public Meeting: download presentation and listen to meeting.
- Kiwanda Corridor Project Preferred Concept Report Graphics
- Kiwanda Corridor Project Preferred Concept Report