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. Updated priorities were approved in March 2023.
Access the pdf that includes 2023 project descriptions here.
Washington Top Ten
|1||Goldendale Pumped Energy Storage Hydro
|2||Port of Skamania’s Cascades Business Park Development|
|3||City of Stevenson’s Cascade Avenue Improvement|
|4||Port of Klickitat Business Park Development: Dallesport Industrial Park and Bingen Point Business Park|
|5||Skamania PUD’s Water System Upgrades for Carson’s Water Treatment and the Underwood Reservoir|
|6||White Salmon’s Buck Creek Water Distribution Line Replacement|
|7||Skamania County’s Wind River Road Stabilization|
|8||Klickitat Valley Health Hospital District’s Building Addition|
|9||City of Goldendale’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements|
|10||Port of Skamania’s Stevenson Landing Upgrade and Improvements|
Oregon Top Ten
|1||Port of Hood River: Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement and Port of Cascade Locks: Bridge of The Gods Strengthening & Safety Improvements
Hood River County: Development of 780 Rand Rd. Housing Development Project.
Sherman County: quantity and quality of housing stock.
Wasco County: understand affordable housing needs & support community partners to address identified needs.
|3||Columbia Gorge Childcare Center, led by Columbia Gorge Educational Service District|
|4||Broadband: additional solar-powered trailers to extend wireless signals in Sherman County, and Q-Life’s colocation facility in Wasco County.|
|5||City of Hood River Elevated Sewer Line Replacement|
|6||Aviation Maintenance Training Hangar and Industrial Park Development at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport.|
|7||City of Grass Valley’s Wastewater Project|
|8||Port of Cascade Locks’ Business Park Infrastructure Development
|9||Port of Hood River Lot 1 Infrastructure Development|
|10||City of Rufus’ Well #3 Feasibility Study and Upgrades|
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