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Though this project spans from old Bolton Fire Station, along Highway 43, to the Arch Bridge, the most substantial changes will occur in the area around the West Linn Paper Company, old police station and continuing up the hill to I-205.

A goal of this plan is to create a gateway into West Linn at the end of the Arch Bridge, so those travelling from Oregon City into West Linn feel as though they have entered the heart of the city.

The paper mill near Willamette Falls originally opened in 1889 and has seen a number of changes over time. In 1997, the mill reopened as the West Linn Paper Company. Over the years, the mill has advanced and automated its systems. Doing so requires the need for less space.

At this time, the paper company is looking to sell a portion of its property for redevelopment, which could provide a great opportunity for new development, enhancement of the riverfront and opening up views of the river.

For those who remember the West Linn Inn, built in 1918 and closed in the 1980s, that was perched near the paper mill, there could be a possibility of placing a new hotel in the area.

The project area includes potentially reconfiguring major streets, redevelopment, new investment and infill. Possible development could include but is not limited to higher-density housing; a hotel; restaurant space as well as retail and service space.

Find out more about these changes in the video from Mark Hinshaw of LMN Architects and in the draft plan for the center (below).

See how the plan is evolving and check out the latest concepts in the October memo and development plan.


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Attachment: Video - LMN Architects

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Mark Hinshaw with LMN Architects discusses the concept of the long-range Arch Bridge/Bolton plan, which encompasses the Bolton Neighborhood along Highway 43 and property near the Arch Bridge.

Attachment: Document - Evolution of the Center

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Find out more about the evolution of the center and how it changed from the July presentation to what was presented in September. 

Attachment: Document - Mill Area Center Plan (September 2014)

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Click here for the draft Mill Area Center plan from September. See the link above for details on what is shown in the plan.

Attachment: Slideshow - Mill Area Center Images

Attachment: Document - Mill Area Center - October 2014

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See what is proposed for the area around the old police station.

Attachment: Document - Concepts for the Town Center - October 2014

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Read more about the concepts for the town center as presented to the City Council and Planning Commission on 10/6/14


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