Destination Waterfront Development

Overview



The Port of Olympia's Destination Waterfront Vision project has begun.

In 2019, the Port Commission accepted the Port Vision 2050 plan. Port Vision 2050 was an 18-month process that sought input on goals for Port activities through 2050 from key stakeholders and the community at large. One of the key community goals that emerged from this effort was to “Turn the Port Peninsula into a premier destination by adding attractions, increasing accessibility, and maintaining a clean and safe environment.”
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The Port recognizes that the Port Peninsula can be transformed into a revenue-generating, environmentally sustainable, community asset with the proper planning and vision in place.

The Port has contracted with an award-winning team to ensure we have the process and resources we’ll need to succeed. Thomas Architecture Studio (TAS), SCJ Alliance, and SiteWorks have an impressive track record when it comes to organizing and executing initiatives of this magnitude, and an unparalleled understanding of the people and values of Thurston County.

Public Outreach Survey and Meetings

Public Outreach Surveys

Two community feedback surveys were conducted.  Results of both surveys are provided in the Project Documents below.

Upcoming Public Meetings:  

Past Meetings:

  • October 14, 2020, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting.  Link to Video of Meeting.
  • November 10, 2020, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting.  Link to Video of Meeting.
  • November 16, 2020, 2:30 pm - Commission Work Session agenda item.  Link to Video of Meeting.
  • November 18, 2020, 5:30 pm - Public Outreach Meeting.  A brief presentation to learn more about the Waterfront Destination Development Plan, followed up with opportunities for questions and feedback. Link to Video of Meeting.  See the PowerPoint from this meeting in the Project Documents below.
  • December 8, 2020, 10:00 am, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting, open to the public.  Public comment taken at the end of the meeting.  Link to Video of Meeting
  • December 16, 2020, 5:30 pm - Public Outreach Meeting #2.  A brief presentation to learn more about the Waterfront Destination Development Plan financial analysis and feasibility, followed with opportunities for questions and feedback.  Link to Video of Meeting.  See the PowerPoint from this meeting in the Project Documents below.
  • January 13, 2021, 10:00 am, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting, open to the public.  Link to Video of Meeting.
  • January 20, 2021, 5:30 pm, Public Outreach Meeting #3. A brief presentation to learn more about theWaterfront Destination Development Plan public outreach summary, underlying assumptions, and aesthetics, followed with opportunities for questions and feedback.  Link to Video of Meeting. See the PowerPoint from this meeting in the Project Documents below.
  • February 10, 2021, 10:00 am, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting, open to public.  Link to Video of Meeting.
  • February 24, 2021, 10:00 am, Destination Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting, open to public.  Link to Video of Meeting.
  • March 4, 2021, 5:30 pm, Public Outreach Meeting #4.  A presentation culminating what we heard from past public outreach meetings. Link to Video of Meeting.  See the PowerPoint from this meeting in the Project Documents below.

Stay Informed

To be added to the email list for future notices and updates, email Amos at amos@tasolympia.com.

Project Documents