Willamette Falls

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the Falls

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A vision for the future

The Willamette Falls Legacy Project is a collaborative partnership between Oregon City, Clackamas County, Metro and the State of Oregon through the Governor’s Regional Solutions Team.

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The Willamette Falls Legacy Project is a collaborative partnership between Oregon City, Clackamas County, Metro and the Governor’s Regional Solutions Team. It seeks to revitalize the site of the former Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City, which went into Chapter 7 bankruptcy several years ago and closed in 2011. To lay the groundwork for this vision, project partners have been investing in various ways in the former mill property since 2011, planning, fundraising, leading a community visioning process and analyzing options for the site.

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Other Organizations of interest

Falls Legacy LLC, the owner of the 22-acre former mill site, has donated an easement for the riverwalk and is working closely with the public partners to plan for redevelopment.

Rediscover the Falls is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to advance the Willamette Falls Legacy Project. Join us!

The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition is creating the first National Heritage Area in the Northwest. www.wfheritage.org

The Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation raises funds for historic preservation, education, and other heritage-related programs in an area reaching from the mouth of the Clackamas River to the mouth of the Tualatin River. www.willamettefalls.org

Riverwalk Design

The first step in the Willamette Falls Legacy Project is beginning to take shape. Design and planning of the riverwalk is underway.

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Revitalizing Urban Waterfronts

There are many examples of beautiful and compelling riverfront redevelopments that include collaborative public/private partnerships, unique features and innovative ways to incorporate the sites’ vibrant histories. Many of these projects have similarities to ours.

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Four Core Values

Four core values, identified by the project partners early in the process, guide redevelopment of the Willamette Falls site.

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Revitalizing Urban Waterfronts

There are many examples of beautiful and compelling riverfront redevelopments that include collaborative public/private partnerships, unique features and innovative ways to incorporate the sites’ vibrant histories. Many of these projects have similarities to ours.

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River access options in the north riverfront

Results from the riverwalk community event – learn about design options for the north riverfront on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project site.

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