CCLR and its partners, Maul Foster Alongi (MFA), the Skamania County and the City of Stevenson, WA, hosted the second of two Vision-to-Action (V2A) workshops on February 16, 2017 to inspire the future redevelopment on the former Hegewald Veneer Mill Site, and the adjacent Rock Cove.
At the first workshop held on November 30, key stakeholders deliberated on possible future uses on the site, and the implications of those uses on the adjacent Rock Cove and downtown Stevenson. The community favored uses such appropriately scaled mixed-use commercial with housing or lodging, publicly accessible open space and recreation, and water related facilities like a boat launch and camping.
At the February workshop, a visualization of the ideas was unveiled (see CCLR's Facebook for event photos). The evening exercise comprised of refinement of the ideas generated at the previous workshop into more implementable steps. Five groups developed conceptualizations based on the desired features, as well as how these developments would complement the strengths and weaknesses of the site, the Cove and the general area. A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis also provided the attendees an overview of the consideration that will affect the feasibility and economic outlook of the project.
A report summarizing a list of implementable recommendations for future steps will be the final product of this V2A exercise, which is funded by a technical assistance grant to CCLR by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps communities develop ideas for redevelopment on brownfield sites.
Rendering done by Martin Kyle-Milward