The Port of Portland owns the western half of Hayden Island, which is located in the Columbia River, between Oregon and the State of Washington. The 800+ acre site is currently undeveloped, and is needed as a regionally significant deep water marine terminal, and for wildlife habitat and recreational purposes. The Land Use practice represented the Port of Portland as special land use counsel, assisting the Port with the creation of a land use strategy as part of a City of Portland concept plan process for West Hayden Island. The City’s public process involved reconciling livability and economic development goals, promulgating regulations and creating a concept plan for West Hayden Island that balanced marine industrial, recreational and wildlife uses and complied with a myriad of state and regional land use regulations. As of July 31, 2010, the Port obtained the City Council’s initial endorsement for 300 acres of possible marine terminal development and 500 acres of open space.

Stephen T. Janik represented the Port of Portland on this project.