The Astor West Urban Renewal Area (URA) was established by the Astoria Development Commission (ADC) in 2002 as an important catalyst for the Port of Astoria industrial area and Uniontown commercial district. A number of projects have been completed in the URA since that time. As a result, there is an opportunity to reconsider the future of the Astor West URA and how it can be a more effective tool for community revitalization, economic development, and redevelopment. With this in mind, the City Council established FY 15-16 goals to “Develop a Master Plan for the Western Entrance to Astoria” and “Promote Positive Economic Development Through Strengthening Partnerships.”
An overall concept goal that recognizes existing Council direction and aligns multiple policy goals is to establish a five year action plan for investing Astor West URA funds. There are three objectives that could be achieved to accomplish this goal: 1) Develop a framework for revitalizing the West Marine Corridor from the Young’s Bay entrance to Uniontown (Columbia Avenue), 2) Develop a citywide economic development strategy that also incorporates the Port of Astoria’s industrial holdings, and 3) Conduct an expansion study to consider amending the URA boundary from Columbia Avenue to include the Bond Street slide area.
On May 2, 2016 the Astoria
Development Commission authorized executing a contract with Elaine Howard Consultants to conduct a plan amendment study for the
Astor West Urban Renewal District.
As this project progresses, documents will be added below. For questions, please contact Kevin Cronin, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-338-5183.
ADC Memo March 2016
ADC Memo May 2016
Open House Announcement
Urban Renewal 101 - 2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
7-28-16 Map - Proposed Addition
7-28-16 Map - Bond Street TSP Designation
7-28-16 Map - Bond Street Before
7-28-16 Map - Bond Street After
8-1-16 ADC Memo
8-1-16 ADC Power Point Presentation
8-1-16 Email Update
9-6-16 Draft AWUR Plan - Amendment 1
9-6-16 Draft AWUR Plan - Amendment 1 Report
9-6-16 Email Update
10-3-16 ADC Memo