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Check here for the latest updates on project design and construction, recaps of public meetings, and the latest news and events.

Willamette Falls Legacy Project update

Thu 10 Jan 19

Metro, on behalf of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project, has issued a notice of intent to award the design and engineering of the Willamette Falls Riverwalk to Jacobs Engineering, which would be leading a team that includes Mayer/Reed, Snøhetta, Gallagher and Associates, KPFF and others. The proposal from Jacobs Engineering, formerly known as CH2M, emerged as the top choice, ahead of three other proposals.

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Metro seeking team to prepare for Willamette Falls riverwalk construction

Fri 14 Sep 18

UPDATE: RFP 3590, Design and Planning Services, Willamette Falls Project has been posted on ORPIN.
A search is about to begin for the team to advance the riverwalk at Willamette Falls in downtown Oregon City – envisioned as the catalyst for a signature Oregon destination along the banks of the Willamette River. Metro, one of four public partners of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project, will be issuing a request for proposals this fall to transform a conceptual design for the first phase of the Willamette Falls riverwalk into detailed permitting and construction drawings.

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Willamette Falls Legacy Project update

Wed 23 May 18

The public riverwalk at Willamette Falls is drawing one step closer to reality. After a delay causing the riverwalk project to fall behind schedule, Willamette Falls Legacy Project staff received Falls Legacy LLC’s signatures on multiple permit applications in March. This month, Clackamas County and Oregon City also received payments from Falls Legacy LLC for back taxes and utilities.

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“Stories have to be told or they die…”

Fri 6 Apr 18

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.
-Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

Do you have a Willamette Falls story to tell? This winter and spring, Clackamas Community College, Rediscover the Falls and the Willamette Falls Legacy Project invite you join one of two three-day digital storytelling workshops dedicated to stories about the Falls.

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A new Executive Director leads Rediscover the Falls

Thu 5 Apr 18

Andrew Mason has been selected as the first full-time executive director for Rediscover the Falls (RTF), the nonprofit organization created in 2015 to raise resources and advocate for the revitalization of the former Blue Heron paper mill site in Oregon City and the riverwalk experience.

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Partners Group Executive Session, Wednesday October 25

Wed 18 Oct 17

A Willamette Falls Legacy Project Partners Group Executive Session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, from 1 – 3:00 p.m. at the Market Center Building, 1600 SW Fourth Ave., Suite 109, Portland, OR 97201 – Room 316. The executive session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body

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Partners Group Meeting on September 20

Wed 13 Sep 17

The next Willamette Falls Legacy Project Partners Group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Tumwater Ballroom. 211 Tumwater Dr. Oregon City, OR 97045 This meeting is open to the public. Agenda available here.   A Willamette Falls Legacy Project Partners Group executive session is scheduled for Wednesday, September

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Photos and Videos from Riverwalk Event June 3rd

Thu 20 Jul 17

Well over 600 people attended the riverwalk design unveiling and celebration at OMSI on Saturday, June 3rd. Below are some photo and video highlights! See our post on riverwalk design if you missed it or want to dig deeper into the documents. Watch the full riverwalk design presentation from Snhoetta’s Michelle Delk.       We are

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Partners Group Meeting on November 16

Mon 14 Nov 16

The next Willamette Falls Legacy Project Partners Group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Meetings are open to the public.

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Partners Group decision on whitewater park proposal

Tue 20 Sep 16

At its public meeting in Oregon City on September 19, the Willamette Falls Legacy Project partners group decided unanimously to move forward on its public riverwalk project as planned, without further consideration of a proposal to integrate a whitewater park into the project.

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Project staff offer recommendation on whitewater park proposal

Fri 26 Aug 16

After months of careful deliberation, including numerous meetings and discussions with project partners, riverwalk stakeholders, whitewater park supporters and community members, project staff has made its recommendation on the proposal to the Willamette Falls Legacy Partners Group, which is responsible for making major project decisions.

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Partners Group Meeting Recap

Thu 14 Jul 16

Thanks to all who attended the Partners Group meeting on July 11th. Following the July 11 meeting of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project Partners Group, project partners are accepting written public testimony on a proposal that a whitewater park be included in riverwalk design.

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Partners Group meeting July 11th

Wed 6 Jul 16

The Willamette Falls Legacy Project Partners Group consists of two elected officials and one administrator from each of the four partner agencies, Oregon City, Clackamas County, Metro, and the State of Oregon. The group meets four times a year to provide leadership and direction for the project. The next Partners Group meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 11th.

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Design team announced for schematic design of the Riverwalk

Thu 4 Jun 15

On May 29, Governor Kate Brown announced the selection of the schematic design team for the Willamette Falls Riverwalk. The team of Mayer/Reed, Snøhetta and DIALOG will work collaboratively to create a design for the Riverwalk that helps transform the vision for Willamette Falls into reality, reconnecting people to the falls, and creating a destination

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