Kiwanda Corridor

Tillamook County, OR

Recognizing a need to enhance local livability and reduce tourism-related traffic congestion in scenic Pacific City, Oregon, Tillamook County initiated the Kiwanda Corridor project. The project design creatively connects recreational, commercial, residential, and civic areas to the multimodal transportation network through the phased development of various sites, including the Cape Kiwanda Parking Lot, Webb Park Campground & Parking Lot, NVCA Skate Park, Jensen Community Park, and Shorepine Village Boardwalk. Our team completed the master planning, designed a 1.5-mile multimodal path, coordinated shuttle services, and integrated wayfinding to promote community mobility. Additional improvements will include EV charging stations, parking management systems, stormwater management, amenities, lighting, art installations, and more.

For the design phase of this project, our team launched a robust public involvement campaign that engaged approximately half of the Pacific City community (population 1,200). The community engagement efforts included a design charrette, webinar, virtual and in-person open house, community survey, project webpage, 24/7 phone hotline, and small group briefings with community organizations, neighborhood groups, and homeowner’s associations. Incorporating community feedback from this public involvement campaign, the preferred design concept balanced the needs of year-round residents, part-time residents, visitors, and local businesses, which the Board of County Commissioners adopted unanimously.

Project Highlights

  • Corridor planning, design, and engineering
  • Multimodal transportation
  • Utility coordination
  • Public involvement and project communications