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Willamette Falls Media Center played host to a conversation about the future of the site where the Blue Heron paper mill declared bankruptcy in 2011.




Raymond Rendleman, news editor for the Clackamas Review/Oregon City News, interviewed three of the major partners in the Willamette Falls Legacy Project on the planning progress.

Participants included Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette, Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay, Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith and Metro Parks Director Kathleen Brennan-Hunter.

RENDERING COURTESY: WILLAMETTE FALLS LEGACY PROJECT - A vision for reconnecting Oregon City's Main Street through the mill site includes mixed-use development and renovated historic structures facing a pedestrian friendly street.Willamette Falls Legacy Project’s master plan won awards from the from the Oregon state chapters of the American Planning and the Association American Society of Landscape Architects, plus the national Waterfront Center’s “Excellence on the Waterfront” program. The award to recognize efforts to create great places along the water will be presented Oct. 21 during a ceremony at the Waterfront Center’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.

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