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City officials are looking at the future of the St. Helens Riverfront.

This view from the sky shows the Old Town district of St. Helens and the Riverwalk area that city officials are considering for future development.

St. Helens City Council is expected to receive the design recommended by the City’s Technical Advisory Committee for the Riverwalk project.

Possible development

This illustration shows possible riparian projects.

See attached presentation details.

According to city officials, the project has several objectives:

  • Provide public waterfront access for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities.
  • Capture the unique energy and authenticity of St. Helens.
  • Celebrate its long history.
  • Protect and improve local ecology and habitat.
  • Emphasize resilience by reducing climate change risks and using sustainable materials.

The St. Helens Riverwalk is a key part of overall city shoreline planning. The Riverwalk portion of that planning, launched in March 2021, would improve public access along the Columbia River from Columbia View Park to Plymouth Street and Nob Hill Nature Park, for an area of ​​about half a mile.

The presentation highlights various improvements along the river, including a new public amphitheater.

Possible development

This illustration shows possible riparian projects.


This concept drawing shows what the new renovated waterfront amphitheater could look like.

Roof shapes

The presentation includes this photo showing roof shapes that evoke wind, water, movement.

Riverwalk: City to hold project meeting on August 4

The next St. Helens Riverwalk project meeting has been rescheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 4th.

The in-person meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 4 at St. Helens Town Hall, 265 Strand Street. The presentation is designed to provide an opportunity to review the preliminary stage design for the Riverwalk and Columbia View Park.

Follow this developing story here online and in the Wednesday print editions of The Chronicle.

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