Port of Vancouver USA Seeks Developer for Columbia River Waterfront Blocks

Submittals for mixed-use development due March 21

VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA is seeking proposals from development firms interested in designing, permitting, constructing and managing a mixed-used development on a portion of the port’s 10-acre site on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington.

Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

The available property at the port’s Terminal 1 includes two blocks on the north side of Columbia Way between the riverfront and Vancouver’s thriving downtown. The concept and vision for a mixed-use development at this property, which is in the city’s Downtown-South/Waterfront Opportunity Zone, includes office, residential, ground-floor retail and parking.

“Our request for qualifications is an important step toward reinventing this remarkable waterfront property as the premier gateway to Washington state and the connection to all our community has to offer, from public trails and historic sites to distinctive shopping and restaurants,” said Mike Schiller, port director of business development. “Terminal 1, and specifically the mixed-use development, will be vital to the ongoing revitalization of the Columbia River waterfront.”

In 2017 the City of Vancouver approved the port’s Concept Development Plan, which includes land use entitlements for the site’s proposed mixed use.

The port’s overall development concept and vision for Terminal 1 includes mixed-use blocks as well as adaptive reuse of the historic Terminal 1 facility, including open spaces and other public amenities. The port is the lead on development phases that include public spaces; overwater, moorage and dock space; visitors’ center, and; other public uses planned for the site.

Visit the RFQ Web page to learn more about the Port of Vancouver and Terminal 1 and download the RFQ requirements.

About the Port of Vancouver USA
Since 1912, the Port of Vancouver USA has been an economic engine and job creator in Washington state. Located at the hub of the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia-Snake River System, the deep-water port has five marine terminals and 13 berths that handle more than 400 ocean-going vessels and river barges annually, with a total cargo volume of more than 7 million metric tons.

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 The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.