Port of Vancouver seeks Terminal 1 development proposals

first_imgSome day, the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 on the Columbia River may be every bit as fancy, parklike and mixed-use as its neighbor, The Waterfront Vancouver.El Gaucho-style fancy?That remains to be seen. Vancouver does not land a premier steakhouse every day, as it was announced Monday by the Hotel Indigo waterfront developers, now does it?But on Tuesday, the port took an important step toward securing its own riverfront renaissance, announcing it 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 river.The available property, the port said in a news release, includes two blocks on the north side of Columbia Way between the riverfront and downtown Vancouver — approximately 2 acres. 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,” Mike Schiller, port director of business development, said in the news release. “Terminal 1, and specifically the mixed-use development, will be vital to the ongoing revitalization of the Columbia River waterfront.”last_img read more