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New 20-acre project would link downtown and the Sandy River with new businesses, housing, trail, park.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF TROUTDALE - The city of Troutdale is seeking a developer for the next major project within the city — the 20-acre Confluence at Troutdale. The city of Troutdale is seeking a developer to design an entirely new riverfront district from the ground up at the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge.

The Confluence at Troutdale is roughly 20 acres, including nearly 16 developable acres plus 3.4 acres dedicated for a public riverfront park and trail. Located between historic downtown Troutdale and Interstate 84, the site has long been eyed as the next stage of growth for the burgeoning community.

The city of Troutdale Urban Renewal Agency wants a proposal that blends housing, hospitality, food, beverages and community gathering places — all with direct access to a new riverfront park and trail system. The project will create a new waterfront district and vibrant neighborhood.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF TROUTDALE - The Confluence at Troutdale will serve as a link between downtown, the Sandy River and the outlet mall.At this point the city is flexible with any proposals, without the need for in-depth details or architectural plans. The request for qualifications is a chance for developer teams to share their visions for the site and demonstrate their capability to deliver.

The RFQ is available at with responses due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Questions can be sent to City Manager Ray Young and Marlee Boxler, economic development coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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