South County Destination Management: Kiwanda Corridor Project
The Kiwanda Corridor Project is an opportunity to improve local livability for residents and visitors to Pacific City by connecting recreation, commercial and residential places in Pacific City/Woods and resolving existing traffic and parking issues.
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:
- Restructuring and improving the Cape Kiwanda parking lot, including replacing the restrooms and upgrading the garbage and recycling facilities.
- Constructing the Cape Kiwanda Drive Multi-Use Path, from the Cape Kiwanda parking lot to Bob Straub State Park.
- Reconfiguring Webb Park, including access improvements to Circle Drive.
- Improving parking shuttle services.
- Developing the recently acquired Jensen Property, including access improvements to Pacific Avenue and Sunset Avenue.
- Completing development of the Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA) property as a community park.
The project will begin with an analysis of existing plans and review of the community’s input solicited during the development of the Cape Kiwanda Master Plan and Pacific City/Woods Parking Management Plan.
The overarching goal of the project is to create a positive visitor experience without compromising 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 and visitors
- Provide efficient transportation and parking facilities
- Provide options for parking
- Improve wayfinding and enhance connections to the community
- Provide safe and accessible pedestrian access
- Provide varying beach experiences
- Be fiscally responsible and sustainable
- Facilitate alternative modes of transportation to and within Kiwanda Corridor
- Minimize impacts on the environment
- Summer/Fall 2021 – data collection and alternatives analysis
- Winter 2021 – design development
- Beginning Spring 2022 – implementation, starting with the Cape Kiwanda Parking Lot construction (pending funding)
Opportunities for Input
Your input is important to the Kiwanda Corridor Project. Throughout the process, we will seek input from the Pacific City community on the alternatives to improve traffic congestion and local livability. Opportunities for learning about the project and provide input include:
- Project Introduction Meeting (virtual)
- Open houses
- Business survey
- Community survey
- Project e-blasts
Let us know what you think!
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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.