Local developments are among ‘Top Projects’

List includes Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail

Several construction projects in Camas and Washougal have received regional recognition.

The list of Top Projects of Southwest Washington was determined by the Vancouver Business Journal.

Port of Camas-Washougal Building 17, located in the Steigerwald Commerce Center at 4225 S. Lincoln St., Washougal, was built for $2.317 million. It opened in January.

Mary Jane’s Glass Production, Lumino Wellness and Foods in Season, are located in the 24,300-square foot building.

Johansson Architecture PC was the architect, and Team Construction LLC, was the general contractor. TM Rippey Consulting Engineers, MacKay Sposito and Meier Engineering were the engineers and planners.

An upgrades and improvements project at 40 S. Marina Way, Washougal, was recognized as a top project. It involved up to $1.5 million from Westlie Ford and $1.087 million from the port.

The 1970s-era, 25,750- square-foot building is owned by the port and leased by Westlie Ford.

The project involved the addition of a new storefront entry area and exterior siding, fire sprinkler system and new roof and windows. RSV Building Solutions, of Vancouver, was the general contractor. LLB Architecture was the architect.

The slow sand filter water treatment plant in Camas is on the list of top public works projects.

The new plant, at 32723 N.E. Lessard Road, was completed in March. It includes an administration building with an office, shop and process area, slow sand filters and site improvements.

The construction cost was $5.79 million, and the general contractor was Rotschy Inc. CH2MHILL was the engineer/planner.

Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail is also a top project. The port’s recreation site is located on the former Hambleton Lumber Company property at 335 S. “A” St., Washougal.

It will include a picnic shelter, interpretive signage, art, restrooms and lighting.

The construction cost is $2.115 million. Tapani Inc. is the general contractor. BergerABAM is the architect, engineer and planner.

The community is invited to a ribbon cutting/grand opening celebration at the park and trail Friday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m.

This year’s Top Project is the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s resort casino, Ilani.

The 368,000-square-foot facility, in La Center, will feature 15 restaurants, bars and retail shops, a 100,000-square-foot gaming floor and event space with seating for up to 2,500 guests.

The construction cost is $196 million. It is expected to open during the summer of 2017.

The top public works project is the C-Tran Bus Rapid Transit system on Fourth Plain Boulevard. With a construction cost of $15.35 million, “The Vine” consists of 33 new bus stops and improvements.