test-2The ground breaking ceremony for the Vancouver Waterfront Park – Grant Street Pier took place on July 18, 2016, and commenced Phase I of park construction for this project, which has been in the making for more than 10 years. The renovations will reconnect downtown Vancouver to the Columbia River and inspire a new vivacity in the Vancouver Community.

GRI’s Washington office, located in downtown Vancouver, has taken an active role in the development stages of the project and is excited to provide geotechnical support to an innovative transformation of the Vancouver Waterfront.  GRI conducted the geotechnical investigation for the Grant Street Pier and core park improvements, which include a large plaza, viewing platforms, and riverfront access.  This investigation included review of available geotechnical information for the site; subsurface explorations; laboratory testing; and engineering analyses for the planned pier, walls, and other improvements.  GRI is currently providing construction engineering services to support construction of the Grant Street Pier foundations.

The planned location of the 7.3-acre Vancouver Waterfront Park is on the north bank of the Columbia River in downtown Vancouver at the site of a previous Boise-Cascade paper finishing plant.  The park will be approximately 2,300 ft long, will extend about 250 ft north of the river, and is scheduled to open to the public in 2017.

For more information regarding the project, please visit: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/waterfrontpark/page/waterfront-park-big-picture