Renderings of Academy site redevelopment unveiled

Community feedback collected at Open House

VANCOUVER — The Historic Trust and Marathon Acquisition & Development held a public open house Tuesday to receive input and feedback on redevelopment of the Providence Academy site.

Over 100 people attended the meeting in the Providence Academy ballroom.

The Historic Trust and Marathon Acquisition & Development held a public open house Tuesday to receive input and feedback on redevelopment of the Providence Academy site. A rendering of the proposed redevelopment is shown here. Rendering courtesy of The Historic Trust
The Historic Trust and Marathon Acquisition & Development held a public open house Tuesday to receive input and feedback on redevelopment of the Providence Academy site. A rendering of the proposed redevelopment is shown here. Rendering courtesy of The Historic Trust

“The fact that so many people took time out of their busy schedules to engage with The Trust on the history of the Providence Academy and to share their comments on the proposed plan for redevelopment is what makes our community so strong.” stated Mike True, CEO & president of The Historic Trust.

Since acquisition of the 7-acre Providence Academy site in 2015, The Historic Trust has worked to preserve the Academy Building and position the site for redevelopment. The Trust has made significant progress in renovating the Providence Academy Building and extensively engaging with the development community to prepare a program to redevelop the site into a mixed-use urban campus. The Trust selected Marathon Acquisition & Development based on a shared vision and aligned principles.

The Trust’s Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles continue to guide The Trust through site redevelopment steps that are compatible with The Trust Board’s long-term vision for the property.  The community engagement initiative launched by The Trust includes stakeholder engagement, an Academy Advisory Team, and tonight’s public open house. The Academy Advisory Team will develop recommendations for plan revisions based on stakeholder, public, Clark County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) and City of Vancouver feedback.

The renderings shown at Tuesday’s open house of the proposed development are available on The Trust’s website: www.TheHistoricTrust.org.

True stated, “We hope those who could not join us tonight will take the time and provide feedback on our website. Together our community will realize a true vision for the Providence Academy Building; that it is preserved and enhanced as a place of commerce and year-round center of activity for all.”

About The Historic Trust

The Historic Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, celebration, and preservation of our community’s history. Learn more at thehistorictrust.org.

About Marathon

The Marathon family of companies is comprised of three vertically integrated entities specializing in development, construction, and management of multi-family real estate. Marathon’s control of every facet of a development provides a unique ability to manage quality and cost.  As a long-term holder Marathon is motivated to build high quality apartments that enrich communities. Marathon was formed in 1979 as an affiliate of Simpson Housing, a large multi-state apartment development company. Since inception Marathon has developed, constructed, and managed thousands of apartments and ancillary commercial space.

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