Birthplace of the Port of Vancouver USA, Terminal 1 is poised for revitalization. Immediately adjacent to the Interstate 5 Bridge, the port’s 10 acres on the Columbia River offer unparalleled opportunities for commercial development. This prime waterfront property adjoins a high-end commercial and residential development planned by Columbia Waterfront LLC, a new City of Vancouver Waterfront Park, and a vibrant downtown core. Terminal 1 could host such amenities as a public market, hotel, retail, commercial and community space.
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- 2007: 3.26 acres of port property leased to Columbia Waterfront LLC to facilitate company’s waterfront development project.
- 2008: BNSF Railway mainline elevated, Esther and Grant streets extended, parcel reconfiguration complete.
- August 2012: Memorandum of Understanding between Port of Vancouver and Columbia Waterfront LLC signed.
- August 2014: Port, city and Columbia Waterfront LLC partner to install updated utilities, construct Columbia Way.
- April 2015: Port selects NBBJ as consultant for waterfront master plan.
- May 2015: Port, NBBJ conduct public workshop on master-planning process.
- June 2015: NBBJ leads public visual-representation workshop on waterfront design concepts.
- July 2015: Port hosts commission workshop, public open house.
- August 2015: NBBJ presents waterfront plan at public workshop.
- September 2015: Port receives waterfront development plan, requests additional public feedback.
- September 2015: NBBJ produces draft preferred alternative.
- September 2015: Columbia Way opens to traffic.
- October 2015: Red Lion Inn at the Quay closes for business.
- December 2015: Port hosts waterfront open house at Terminal 1.
- February 2016: Request for Qualifications released for developer partners at Terminal 1.
- May 2016: Port selects Vesta Hospitality and Holland Partner Group for hotel, mixed-use developers.
- July 2016: WareHouse ’23 opens for business.
- September 2016: Project for Public Spaces conducts two workshops on feasibility of marketplace at Terminal 1.
- December 2016: Port hosts Waterfront open house, Christmas Ships viewing at Terminal 1.
- December 2016: Port submits Concept Development Plan (CDP) application to City of Vancouver.
- February-March 2017: City of Vancouver 30-day public comment period for CDP application. Comment period closed March 17, 2017.
- March 16, 2017: Portions of the former Red Lion hotel demolished to make way for future development.
- Summer 2017: Concept Development Plan application approval by City of Vancouver.
- 2017: Completion of sewer-pump station, currently under construction.