City of Port Orchard Moves Forward with Pedestrian Pathway Right-of-Way Acquisition Phase
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (April 16, 2021) — The Port Orchard City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve supplemental funding and re-engage Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd., to complete right of way acquisitions for the Bay Street Pedestrian Path. The acquisitions of over-water properties and near-water rights of way are the next phase in the long-term development of a waterfront pathway that began in 1990. The multi-modal pathway, designed for both pedestrians and cyclists, will run from the Kitsap Transit Center in downtown Port Orchard to the Kitsap Transit Center in Annapolis when complete. The improvement project will give the public new access to the shoreline, open a link to Annapolis to benefit local businesses, and improve the aquatic environment through its sensitive design.
The City Council approved a contract to ensure that property owners receive just compensation. Following the acquisitions, the City will move to final design and construction that is anticipated to commence in 2023.