Destination Waterfront Development

Overview

In 2019, the Port Commission accepted the Port Vision 2050 plan. Port Vision 2050 was an 18-month process that sought input on goals for Port activities through 2050 from key stakeholders and the community at large. One of the key community goals that emerged from this effort was to “Turn the Port Peninsula into a premier destination by adding attractions, increasing accessibility, and maintaining a clean and safe environment.

The Port recognizes that the Port Peninsula can be transformed into a revenue-generating, environmentally sustainable, community asset with the proper planning and vision in place.

The Port has contracted with an award-winning team to ensure we have the process and resources we’ll need to succeed. Thomas Architecture Studio (TAS), SCJ Alliance, and SiteWorks have an impressive track record when it comes to organizing and executing initiatives of this magnitude, and an unparalleled understanding of the people and values of Thurston County. This work was completed with the assitance of a Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) grant.

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Public Outreach

Two community feedback surveys were conducted. Results of both surveys are provided in the Project Documents below, as are the PowerPoints from the four public outreach meetings. The complete list of past meetings include links to videos of the meetings. 

Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings

October 14, 2020, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting.  Link to Video of Meeting.

November 10, 2020, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting.  Link to Video of Meeting.

November 16, 2020, 2:30 pm – Commission Work Session agenda item.  Link to Video of Meeting.

November 18, 2020, 5:30 pm – Public Outreach Meeting.  A brief presentation to learn more about the Waterfront Destination Development Plan, followed up with opportunities for questions and feedback. Link to Video of Meeting. 

December 8, 2020, 10:00 am, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting, open to the public.  Public comment taken at the end of the meeting.  Link to Video of Meeting

December 16, 2020, 5:30 pm – Public Outreach Meeting #2.  A brief presentation to learn more about the Waterfront Destination Development Plan financial analysis and feasibility, followed with opportunities for questions and feedback.  Link to Video of Meeting. 

January 13, 2021, 10:00 am, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting.  Link to Video of Meeting

January 20, 2021, 5:30 pm, Public Outreach Meeting #3. A brief presentation to learn more about theWaterfront Destination Development Plan public outreach summary, underlying assumptions, and aesthetics, followed with opportunities for questions and feedback.  Link to Video of Meeting

February 10, 2021, 10:00 am, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting, open to public.  Link to Video of Meeting

February 24, 2021, 10:00 am, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting, open to public.  Link to Video of Meeting

March 4, 2021, 5:30 pm, Public Outreach Meeting #4.  A presentation culminating what we heard from past public outreach meetings.  Link to Video of Meeting

March 8, 2021, 5:30 pm, Port Commission Meeting (agenda item).  Link to Video of Meeting