Community and Economic Development

Posted on: September 28, 2017

We Want Your Input! Open House for the Waterfront & Olympic Discovery Trail Design

Marine Drive at 2nd Street Looking West

WE WANT YOUR INPUT!


You are invited to join the City of Port Angeles staff and the project team on Wednesday October 11th to learn about the next phase of the design. This will be an open house style forum where you are invited to talk with city staff and the project team about the 30% design that has been developed. This is an opportunity for residents, businesses, and interested stakeholders to share their thoughts and provide feedback on the design efforts to date.


The Olympic Discovery Trail winds its way through 6 miles of the Port Angeles shoreline and Marine Bluff Area, and the City of Port Angeles owns or operates over 13 miles of trail between the Morse Creek trestle and the Elwha River pedestrian and bicycle bridge. In 2009, the City of Port Angeles partnered with the Peninsula Trails Coalition, Clallam County, and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the assistance of funding from the Non-motorized and Off-Road Vehicle Activities (NOVA) Program from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to draft a Plan to complete the section of trail between the Elwha River and the intersection of Hill Street and Marine Drive.

By 2012, with the assistance of a considerable amount of volunteer effort, this plan had been realized through several phases from the Elwha to the intersection of 10th Street and Milwaukee Boulevard.

The current project is completing the remainder of the trail maintained by the City of Port Angeles. This remainder has been identified as three distinct sections:

(1) The Working Waterfront (Valley Creek Estuary – East Marina Entry)

(2) Hill Street Marine Bluff (Hill Street Marine Bluff – Crown Park)

(3) The Crown Park Neighborhood (4th and Milwaukee between Crown Park and the current designated trail end at 10th and Milwaukee)

Each of these sections provides unique challenges and opportunities, and the City and its consultant, Zenovic and Associates has met with stakeholders from each of the sections to present the project and provide a venue for feedback about current conditions and the trail’s impact and influences on surrounding property.


A public meeting will be held on October 11th at the Vern Burton Meeting Rooms, located at 304 East 4th Street, from 4-7:00 PM to showcase the 30% design for each of the trail sections.

For more information and to access the survey please visit:

http://wa-portangeles.civicplus.com/854/Waterfront-Olympic-Discovery-Trail

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