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Vancouver Waterfront Park and Trail

Vancouver, Washington

BergerABAM is leading a team of design consultants to refine the master plan and prepare engineering plans and permits for the 7.3-acre Vancouver Waterfront Park for the City of Vancouver. Located on a former Boise Cascade industrial site, this park will adjoin 32 acres of new housing and commercial development and serve as the gateway to Vancouver. The project includes extending the Waterfront Renaissance Trail as the continuous link that connects the park to adjacent open spaces and upland neighborhoods, commercial centers, and gathering points. Integrating the park with the future development parcels, connecting it to the downtown core, and ensuring that its waterfront element meets the community’s expectations are key to designing and developing the park. BergerABAM provides park master planning, public outreach and involvement, natural resource assessment, landscape architecture, structural design, and permitting for the park’s waterfront improvements. To create a feasible, constructible design that balances a complex set of project goals, we work closely with the City, the owners of adjacent properties, and regulatory agencies. The Vancouver Waterfront project won the APA-PAW Honorable Mention in 2010 for Physical Plans with its targeted focus, comprehensive design plan, and readiness for implementation. The project will start construction in 2016.

Services Provided by BergerABAM: 
  • Park and Trail Master Planning
  • Public Outreach
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Natural Resource Assessments
  • Wetlands
  • Critical Areas Compliance
  • Shorelines/Floodplains
  • Tree Permitting