On March 16, 2016 NVCA was awarded a $97,812 grant from Tillamook County to begin on a 60 space parking lot for the proposed park. This is a Transit Lodging Tax (TLT) grant. The NVCA project was rated number 3 out of 17 applicants.
The grant for the park was submitted to the Tillamook County Tourisim Advisory Committee on January 15, 2016. The scope of the project is to build a 60 space parking area. This will be a gravel parking lot and very basic. In addition, a radio controlled gate opener and power to the property will be installed. The idea was to build the parking lot for the park first so that it could be used to help the parking situation at Cape Kiwanda during peak tourism events – such as Dory Days, etc. Also, a parking lot could be used a fund raising opportunity by NVCA.
It was a pleasant surprise that the TAC, EDC (Economic Development Council) and the Tillamook Board of Commissioners approved this application. Wow!!
Now we really need to get to work !!!
Needless to say we are learning on the job here. So, we will take baby steps.
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