The construction of Milwaukie Riverfront Park began on Sept. 4th, when contractors took to the site near the intersection of Harrison Street and McLoughlin Boulevard to begin building the Klein Point overlook.
The work will re-contour the northern portion of the Riverfront Park. In addition, the project will build a trail from the northeast corner of the park to a new plaza to be built on what is called Klein Point, overlooking Johnson Creek. A stone paver plaza at Klein Point will be surrounded by a stone masonry wall which will host interpretive signage describing in Creek riparian enhancements and the former Portland Traction line history.
Construction is expected to be completed in October. City funding and a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Grant are being used to complete this project.
Project manager JoAnn Herrigel recently told City Council that there’s never been so much momentum behind the project and she believes funding can be secured and construction can be completed by 2015. The City expects to obtain the US Army Corps of Engineers permit for the project by the time Klein point is constructed, removing a major hurdle in the project’s path to completion.
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