Annually the region prioritizes regionally significant infrastructure projects. Prioritization is designed to: inventory and prioritize economic development needs and regional issues; develop regional consensus on high priorities; and develop a tool to promote high priority projects or issues to state and federal funders. Priorities were updated March 2022.
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Washington Top Ten
|1||Goldendale Pumped Storage Hydro
|2||Port of Skamania’s Cascades Business Park – Commercial/ Light Industrial Building|
|3||Port of Klickitat Business Park Development: Dallesport Industrial Park and Bingen Point Business Park|
|4||Skamania PUD’s Carson Drinking Water Treatment Plant
|5||White Salmon’s Buck Creek Water Distribution Line Replacement
|6||Goldendale’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements|
|7||Columbia Gorge Regional Airport’s Aviation Maintenance Training Facility|
|8||Skamania PUD’s Underwood Water Tank|
|9||North Bonneville’s Lift Station Replacement|
|10||Port of Skamania’s Stevenson Landing Upgrade and Improvements|
Oregon Top Ten
|1||Interstate Bridges: Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge and Bridge of The Gods
|2||Workforce Housing Projects: Hood River (Rand Rd), Sherman, Wasco Counties|
|3||City of The Dalles’ Dog River Pipeline Upgrade|
|4||Broadband: South Wasco County and Sherman County|
|5||Q-Life’s Cascades East Interconnection and Colocation Facility|
|6|| Port of Hood River Lot 1
|7||City of Hood River Elevated Sewer Line Replacement|
|8||City of Rufus Backup Power/Emergency Generator Purchase and Integration for Primary Municipal Well
|9||Childcare Center at Columbia Gorge Community College|
|10||Expansion of Rural Health Clinics: Sherman Clinic, Deschutes Rim Health Clinic|
Alignment with Strategy with preference given to projects which will measurably move the needle on one or more of the top five strategy goals.
Regional Impact with preference given to projects impacting multiple jurisdictions.
Potential availability of funding sources with preference given to projects with a commitment of local resources and an identified funding strategy.
Status of Projects