VANCOUVER, Wash. – Construction is scheduled to begin on September 30 at the Port of Vancouver USA’s western portion of the Terminal 1 pier, known as Vancouver Landing. This initial renovation phase focuses on structural improvements that will provide the support needed to minimize impacts of a seismic event.

Beginning Monday, September 28, the Vancouver Landing and day-dock ((highlighted) at Terminal 1 will be closed to the public while construction is occurring

Beginning on Monday, September 28, the landing and day-dock will be closed to the public while construction is occurring. This means boat access and pedestrian traffic will not be available in the area, including the dock, while the project is underway. Expect to see additional fencing and signage around the construction area and always use caution when near any active work zone.

Work for this phase of the project includes reinforcing the existing deck structure with 20 additional steel piles and modifying the top deck for a future open public space.

west view

Vancouver Landing rendering

“We are thrilled to be moving forward with another piece of the Terminal 1 vision while providing local jobs and economic benefit to our region,” said port executive sponsor Jonathan Eder.

After this initial phase of work, the next steps of the project will include adding public seating areas as well as installing a new underground utility infrastructure. This part of the project is expected to begin in spring of 2021 and conclude in the fall, followed by construction of the Terminal 1 portion of the Renaissance Trail.

As the gateway into both Vancouver and Washington State, Terminal 1 will provide a seamless connection along the Vancouver waterfront and offer a unique experience for the community and visitors alike. The port’s goal with the project is to enhance economic development in our region, increase public access to the waterfront and complement other developments by the City of Vancouver and Columbia Waterfront LLC. For more information, visit


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