Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Port of Camas-Washougal Adds Acreage

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Camas-Washougal announced in August that it finalized purchase of the former Hambleton Lumber Co. site, an 11-acre property along the Columbia River near the port’s recreational boating marina.

Under the sale agreement, Killian Pacific sold 11 acres to the port to allow for more public access. In exchange, Killian was able to buy 8.5 acres of adjoining land from the port and plans to add housing to the Parkers Landing mixed-use expansion.

"I'm pleased we have been able to secure public access to the waterfront,” said Port Executive Director David Ripp. “What's more, this purchase will enable the port to directly connect our existing land to the east and provide a way for the community to enjoy amenities along the length of the port-owned waterfront once the Waterfront is developed. The port's mission, and its intent, is to maintain public access to the waterfront in any future development.”