The Oregon State Marine Board is soliciting public comment on the proposed relocation of the Kevin J. Duckworth Memorial Dock located on the Eastbank Esplanade, upstream of the Steel Bridge to Swan Island. The City of Portland is requesting the Board’s approval to relocate the dock approximately 2.75 river miles downstream to Swan Island and transfer its operation and maintenance to Portland Parks and Recreation. The proposed dock location is on the Willamette River with the upland connection merging into the North Portland Willamette Greenway trail. The dock would include a 200 foot slow-no wake zone. The intention of the dock is to allow short-term overnight and day use tie-up for recreational boaters.
The Marine Board will host a public meeting on February 23, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Portland Building, Room C, 1120 SW Fifth Ave. in Portland to present the proposal and accept oral and written comments from interested parties. The Portland Building is located on the Transit Mall and participants are encouraged to use either the bus or MAX to attend.
The submission deadline for written comment is 8:00 pm, February 23, 2016. Please submit your comments on the proposed dock relocation by email, or US mail, to: Janine.email@example.com (email); : or Janine Belleque, Boating Facilities Manager, 435 Commercial Street NE, Suite 400, P.O. Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309-5056. Comments will not be accepted by telephone.