Marketplace & Dock

This vibrant public development will provide a lively atmosphere where residents from Vancouver and Portland Metro area, and visitors from near and far can experience the Columbia River and the Vancouver waterfront at its finest.

The marketplace is a project that has received strong public support. Opinions voiced at townhall meetings and local workshops contributed greatly to the overall planned use of the site at Terminal 1. The marketplace is a 40,000 square foot warehouse-like structure designed to house a variety of retail establishments, including farm-to-table produce, restaurants, bars, entertainment, and specialty shops.

The port has received funding from the State of Washington that will allow the current structure (the old Red Lion hotel) to be deconstructed, a significant step toward the development of the public market. The port intends to repurpose parts of the building for use in the public market. Those components will be stored by the port until they can be used in the construction of the marketplace.

Two gentlemen laughing while working on a bike tire
Young woman shopping for strawberries at a farmers market

The original redevelopment plans called for reuse of the warehouse building, however, the replacement of the century-old pier pilings which support it requires deconstruction instead. Large timbers and other original building materials will be salvaged for use in the new public market if possible.

The pilings supporting the eastern portion of the pier require replacement after nearly 100 years of wear and erosion.

A renovated upper dock will continue to serve the American Empress river cruise ship on the western end of the pier, while the lower dock will continue to be used for disembarking small pleasure boats.

Marketplace & Dock

This vibrant public development will provide a lively atmosphere where people from Vancouver and the Portland Metro area can experience the Columbia River and the Vancouver waterfront at its finest.

The marketplace is a project that has received strong public support. Opinions voiced at townhall meetings and local workshops contributed greatly to the overall planned use of the site at Terminal 1. The marketplace is a 40,000 square foot warehouse-like structure designed to house a variety of retail establishments, including farm-to-table produce, restaurants, bars, entertainment, and specialty shops.

The port has received funding from the State of Washington that will allow the current structure (the old Red Lion hotel) to be deconstructed, a significant step toward the development of the public market. The port intends to repurpose parts of the building for use in the public market. Those components will be stored by the port until they can be used in the construction of the marketplace.

Young woman shopping for strawberries at a farmers market

The original redevelopment plans called for reuse of the warehouse building, however, the replacement of the century-old pier pilings which support it requires deconstruction instead. Large timbers and other original building materials will be salvaged for use in the new public market if possible.

Two gentlemen laughing while working on a bike tire

The pilings supporting the eastern portion of the pier require replacement after nearly 100 years of wear and erosion.

A renovated upper dock will continue to serve the American Empress river cruise ship on the western end of the pier, while the lower dock will continue to be used for disembarking small pleasure boats.

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