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WHI News: Consultants release Final Base Concept Plan and Technical Studies

Staff with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), in conjunction with the consultant Worley Parsons, has released the draft Concept Plan report for West Hayden Island. The concept plan is a “snapshot in time” of what may be feasible for a potential future development on 300 of the island’s 800+ acres, as well as natural resource enhancement and passive recreational opportunities on the remaining 500 acres. It is being used to help inform staff as they move forward with developing the proposed zoning and regulations that will apply on the island.

BPS staff have also made available the following three draft reports in preparation for a technical worksession on these subjects on March 23rd beginning at 8:30a.m. The reports will be discussed in the order listed below:

  • Harbor Lands Inventory: (Discussion from 8:30–10:00 a.m.) This consultant study reviews the most recent cargo forecasts to determine the potential need for marine terminal land and considers the development potential for certain sites along the Willamette.

  • Public Benefit / Cost Analysis: (Discussion from 10:15 a.m.-noon) This consultant study considers the benefits and costs of developing West Hayden Island in accordance with the concept plan, compared with the benefits and costs of leaving the island in its current state.

  • Land Management Options: (Discussion from 12:30–1:30 p.m.) This staff memo analyzes options for restoration, long term care and financing for the open space area on West Hayden Island.


All of these documents are available on the Phase II Technical Studies section of the WHI webpage.