Willamette Falls

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Downtown District

Willamette Falls Downtown District

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In the fall of 2014, the Oregon City Commission unanimously approved the framework plan and zone change for the 22-acre site adjacent to Willamette Falls, formerly occupied by the Blue Heron Paper Mill. The framework plan and zone change will allow the site’s owner, Falls Legacy LLC, to invest in a place where people can live, work and recreate—streets, open spaces and plazas will be filled with a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants, offices and housing.

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The closure of the Blue Heron Paper Mill 2011 marked the end of a century of industrial use of the Willamette Falls site.

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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