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New Waterfront Development In Vancouver Breaks Ground


A long-anticipated development on the Columbia River breaks ground Monday in Vancouver.

The Waterfront project in Vancouver, Washington, includes plans for both apartments and condos, as well as some senior living.

The Waterfront project in Vancouver, Washington, includes plans for both apartments and condos, as well as some senior living.

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 It’s called The Waterfront and will include office and commercial space as well as apartments, condos, parkland and a 120-room hotel.

Developer Barry Cain of Gramor Development said the 7.3-acre site posed some unique challenges.

“When we first got involved, one the biggest issues was just getting into the site,” he said.

“We have a raised train trestle here that had to rebuilt. It took a little bit of time, but we finally got in. Since then we’ve gone through a master plan process which includes all the agencies that allows us to build buildings close-up on the water.”

Developer Barry Cain (left) with designer Larry Kirkland, who created a cable-suspension pier to crown the design of The Waterfront.

Developer Barry Cain (left) with designer Larry Kirkland, who created a cable-suspension pier to crown the design of The Waterfront.

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Cain said the hope is to have buildings ready for move-in by early October, after nearly a decade of on-again, off-again planning.

Last year, the Washington legislature put up $4 million to move the process forward.

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