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South County Destination Management: Kiwanda Corridor Project

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The Kiwanda Corridor Project is an opportunity to leverage the County’s assets to help local businesses succeed; to strengthen our region’s economy; to protect our natural resources; and to improve livability for our residents and visitors of 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 a new Gathering Center that pays homage to one of Pacific Northwest’s most treasured historic landmarks and natural resources; building new restrooms and all-inclusive shower facilities; upgrading garbage and implementing recycling facilities; and connecting multi-model transportation options including EV charging stations, public transportation, and bicycle parking.
  • 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 is currently in the preferred concept stage.  The preferred concept will be available early summer for review. Board of Commissioners review and adoption is planned for late July.

Project Goals

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:

  1. Improve livability and user experience for Pacific City’s residents, local businesses, and visitors
  2. Provide equitable beach and community experiences
  3. Improve transportation efficiency and safety within the Kiwanda Corridor by promoting alternative modes of transportation, providing options for parking, and adding pedestrian connections
  4. Improve wayfinding and enhance connections to the community
  5. Provide safe and accessible pedestrian and bicycle access
  6. Minimize impacts on the environment through sustainable, resilient and equitable architecture and infrastructure.
  7. Prepare for and buttress existing natural disaster safety & evacuation plans
  8. Be fiscally responsible and sustainable

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Schedule

  • May / June 2022 – preferred concept design and presentation
  • Late July – Board of Commissioner presentation and adoption

South County Destination Management: Kiwanda Corridor Project

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Project Documents

  • Factsheet
  • FAQ
  • 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.

Questions? Contact us!

kiwanda@tillamookcoast.com

503-303-8383
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