Cascade Locks (Or.) -- Economic conditions, Tourism -- Oregon -- Cascade Locks
Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the City of Cascade Locks is a point of entry for regional and national trail systems. Recreational development opportunities abound for the community including mountain biking, hiking, sailing, bird watching, road biking, wind surfing, fishing, and camping. As the only city located directly on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cascade Locks sees thousands of hikers pass through every year. The Historic Columbia River Highway, a National Scenic Byway, draws in bicyclists and motorists from across the region. With these opportunities in mind, Celilo Planning Studio worked with the Port of Cascade Locks to develop a plan that identifies potential areas for economic growth. The purpose of Connect Cascade Locks is to increase the economic development prospects of the community of Cascade Locks through a regionally integrated recreational trails network. Connect Cascade Locks focuses on increasing access to regional trails in town, trail stewardship, identifying goods and services that trail users desire, developing opportunities for local businesses, and recognizing existing local attractions. This plan capitalizes on existing opportunities as well as the enthusiasm of the Cascade Locks community to help revitalize the town. Connect Cascade Locks has already galvanized partner organizations such as the Port and ODOT to start planning new trails and outdoor recreation opportunities in Cascade Locks. The plan is also available at: www.portofcascadelocks.org. This project was conducted under the supervision of Ethan Seltzer and Gil Kelley.
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Fuchs, Danielle; Ahillen, Michael; Bronstein, Sarah; Dorsey, Ellen; Morrissey, Sara; and Ritter, Chloe, "Connect Cascade Locks: A Trails Plan for Economic Development" (2012). Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects. 13.
Appendix B_Grant Toolbox.pdf (11873 kB)
Appendix C_Trail User Survey.pdf (4550 kB)
Appendix D_Community Survey Results.pdf (4550 kB)
Appendix E_Public Workshops Summary and Notes.pdf (1587 kB)
Appendix_F_Public Open House Summary and Notes.pdf (8742 kB)
Appendix G_Technical Advisory Committee Interview Summaries.pdf (1086 kB)
Appendix H_Trails and Downtown Maps.pdf (3089 kB)
Appendix I_Trails and Trailhead Amenities Opportunities and Constraints.pdf (5326 kB)
connect cascades locks.pdf (13629 kB)