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A rendering of the space the proposed cable park would take up in the Nichols boat basin.

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ANOTHER VOICE: Public best served by facts of Naito proposal

As the developer of the hotel and commercial project at the Nichols Boat Basin, I would like to respond to Leighton Hazlehurst’s letter of Nov. 7. Mr. Hazlehurst listed five specific questions and stated that the answer to each question was a simple “no.” In each instance, he is incorrect. Here are his questions in bold with our responses.

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Port to vote on entering cable park lease discussions Nov. 14

A cable park in the Nichols boat basin is back on the table. Following a contentious Tuesday night meeting the Hood River Port Commission decided to hold a vote on whether to enter into negotiations for a cable park in the basin Nov. 14.

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Editorial: Basin plan has merit

Calm heads may prevail after all

The process to designate future use of the Nichols Boat Basin is far from complete, but a plan put forth by Hood River Port Commission President Jon Davies and Hood River Mayor Arthur Babitz is gaining traction.

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New proposal for Nichols basin could shelve cable park

Plan calls for esplanade, public recreation access, habitat improvements through urban renewal money, proponents say hotel development would have to occur to make it happen

A proposal by a pair of elected officials could be a game-changer in the debate over the future of the Nichols Boat Basin on the Hood River waterfront.

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ANOTHER VOICE: Why would HR port give one tenant a ‘sweetheart’ deal?

Dear Port Commissioners: I attended the public meeting on Sept. 12 at the Best Western Hotel and appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on your decision regarding the future of the Nichols Boat Basin.


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