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Renaissance Boat Club opens in Wilsonville

Each Wilsonville home comes with a boat slip on the Willamette River


by: SUBMITTED PHOTOS: RENAISSANCE HOMES - This aerial photograph shows the layout of Renaissance Boat Club in Wilsonville.

Renaissance Homes has opened its newest neighborhood, Renaissance Boat Club in Wilsonville. This luxury neighborhood, located at 8455 SW Metolius Lane, features 33 new homes with rare waterfront access and an abundance of recreational opportunities.

“This is a one-of-a-kind project,” Renaissance Homes President Randy Sebastian said. “I’ve been in this business 30 years, and I’ve never had a process like this and probably never will again.”

Sebastian said most boating communities have far fewer boat slips than homes, and it is possible that you could live in a boating community and never get on the water. At Renaissance Boat Club every home comes with a deeded boat slip.

The project took seven years to complete, due to concerns to protect fish and animal habitats and complete extensive environmental studies of the Willamette.

“A big concern was the salmon and steelhead migration,” Sebastian said. “The prime boating season is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Salmon and steelhead migrate in fall and spring, so boating doesn’t impact the migration.”

A fisherman himself, Sebastian said extensive care was taken to build the dock according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations during nonmigration periods to protect the fish habitat. The dock and gangway is made of a special grated material that allows for 70 percent light penetration, minimizing shadows in which predator fish, such as bass and bluegills, would lurk, awaiting salmon and steelhead on which to prey.

The dock was placed 50-feet offshore over water at least 20 feet deep, unusual habitat for the predator fish.

The dock is made of special material that allows for 70 percent light penetration, which helps protect salmon and steelhead from predator fish.

Besides the Corps of Engineers, several other jurisdictions needed to approve the project, including the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Willamette Riverkeepers.

Another unique feature of the neighborhood is a 1.35-acre, artesian, spring-fed lake which is stocked with rainbow trout and home to turtles, crayfish and other wildlife, and there’s also 2.8 acres of preserved open space.

Next door is Memorial Park, with its many recreational facilities, such as an off-leash dog park, playground, tennis and basketball courts, skate park, community garden and picnic facilities.

Thirty-three homes are outlined for the neighborhood ranging in price from the upper $600,000s to more than $1 million.

The new neighborhood features two new collections of homes, the Seaboard and the Riverside, with various floor plans and configurations, including main floor dens, oversized bonus rooms, four bedrooms, masters on the main, formal dining rooms, master suites with soaking tubs, two and three car garages, outdoor covered living spaces and views of the park, pond or river. The collection will showcase the craftsmanship and green building techniques for which Renaissance Homes is known.

For more information about Renaissance Boat Club call Leslee Lahey at 503-969-0125 or Jack Hall at 503-545-3982 or visit renaissance-homes.com/renaissance-boat-club.


By Barb Randall
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503-636-1281 Ext 100
email: brandall@lakeoswegoreview.com
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