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Plan to open Willamette Falls to the public moves forward

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Four million dollars is needed to fund the design phase of the public vantage point at the falls.

Construction may cost $30 million, according to a preliminary estimate.

Developing the public portion of the former Blue Heron paper mill is no easy task and, financing aside, there are many unknowns -- such as who will end up owning the 23-acre site.

Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith pushed for a detailed accounting of how the $4 million would be spent.

"I'd like to see a budget to see specifically where it's going to be spent," Smith said. "I have trouble asking anybody for that kind of money" without such information, she said.

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0 #1 $4 millionGuest 2014-04-08 17:49:17
As an Oregon City Resident, conservative and fiscally frugal. I still would be willing to pay a tax for Oregon City to develop this site. If $4 million is a problem (do we have multiple bids from designers to choose the best $$$) I can't imagine the balance of $30 million ever happening.. Let's not have another Cabelas situation here in Oregon City please!
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