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Easement to allow access to Peace Candle of the World in Scappoose is finalized.

PMG PHOTO: ANNA DEL SAVIO - The Scappoose Peace Candle was originally dedicated nearly 50 years ago by Gov. Tom McCall., South County Spotlight - News  Plans to build an apartment complex at the Peace Candle of the World are moving forward, after an easement on the Peace Candle property was recently finalized.

Since 1971, the site at 51539 S.E. Second St., has been home to the world's largest candle. The 50-foot-tall structure has been featured in the Guiness Book of World Records.

A newly finalized legal agreement with developers will allow the city of Scappoose to access the Peace Candle for repairs and maintenance and allows visitors to inspect the 50-foot-tall structure up close.

For years, the owners of the property, WDC Properties, maintained the Peace Candle of the World, which was build next to the former Brock Candles Inc. factory, which burned down in 1990. Developers purchased the property in 2019 with plans to build an 80-unit apartment complex on the property. PMG PHOTO: ANNA DEL SAVIO - The barn next to the Peace Candle in Scappoose was demolished in 2020.

WDC announced the easement last year, but said last week that the easement had been officially granted with the start of development.

The company said in a last week that the new Candlelight Apartments are expected to open in fall 2022.


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