Want to give input on what the Gateway Center should look like?

Residents are invited to weigh in on possible designs for the Gateway Center project in Aberdeen. 

Coates Design Architects, working with the City of Aberdeen and other local agencies, will be on hand for the first of three public meetings to gather feedback from the community about the design of the proposed Gateway Center project.

The first meeting, being called a public design charrette will take place November 3 at the Rotary Log Pavilion from 6 to 8 pm.

At the meeting, architects will discuss designs what the building in Aberdeen could look like.

Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson told KXRO that the public is encouraged to bring their opinions to the table.


The Gateway Center is intended to serve as an “enterprise center” in Aberdeen, as well as a location for visitor and tourism information. Final tenants and full usage have not been determined.

“This project is truly an investment in our entire community,” noted Aberdeen’s Mayor Erik Larson. “It’s about much more than the downtown core – it’s a gateway not only to the diverse areas of our beautiful corner of the state but also to real opportunity for our county.”

“This project is nearly a decade in the making,” explained Vickie Raines, Grays Harbor County Commissioner. “Following an extensive feasibility study, it became clear that the time had come to invest in the Gateway Center.”

“This project is a tremendous economic development opportunity for the community,” said Dru Garson, CEO of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. “Because multiple agencies and organizations will be in one place, they will all be well connected to the community, allowing them to be more responsive and work in sync to encourage additional investment in our region.”

Follow up meetings are planned for December 1 and January 5 at the same time and location.

The January meeting will present final design plans.

For those unable to attend meetings who want to share their voice, please submit your ideas via the contact page at www.graysharborgateway.com.






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