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Willamette Falls project wins statewide award

Photo Credit: RENDERING COURTESY: CITY OF OC - A planned Riverwalk aims to connect Oregon Citys Main Street with Willamette Falls.At their Nov. 14 Design Awards, the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects awarded a Merit Award in Analysis and Planning for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project.

“This award is a testament to the dedication and creativity the partnership and the consultant team have brought to establishing the vision for the site,” said Mike Zilis, a principal with Walker Macy. “The ASLA has recognized the importance of reconnecting the public to this incredible resource. We are truly honored to have been able to take part in its planning”

Tony Konkol, Oregon City community development director, echoed Zilis’ remarks.

“This plan provides a very strong, but flexible base document for long-term site implementation and the upcoming schematic design for the Riverwalk,” Konkol said. “We are very proud of how the vision and master plan involved such a diverse group of Oregonians and created a plan that, I believe, fully articulates the four core values of historic and cultural interpretation, healthy habitat, economic development and access to the falls, a resource that has not been truly accessible to Oregonians for over 150 years.”

Additional information on the vision for Willamette Falls can be found at rediscoverthefalls.com.

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