Progress

Building a Solid Foundation

Since its official founding in 2016, the PAI has achieved a number of significant milestones on its journey to bring this incredible project to fruition, beginning with a $1 million donation towards construction. A Feasability Study was completed by ECONorthwest that identified the costs, income streams, and potential success of the project. Download the complete study or two-page summary.

Not long after PAI was founded, land was identified that will be available for lease for the construction of the center. This property on Westcliff Drive features not only incredible scenic views of the Columbia River, but access to infrastructure, as well as adjacent lodging and restaurants. An memorandum of option to lease has been signed by both PAI and the property owner and PAI expects to enter into a final lease within two years.

Multi-phase Programmatic Studies are currently underway that will help further define land use.

The above artist’s conceptual image courtesy of Hacker Architects, a Portland, Oregon architectural firm.

This is the Place

Watch and listen as Board member Shannon Day walks you through the project and the site.