There’s going to be some construction going on in Depoe Bay that should help improve harbor parking, harbor aesthetics and some erosion control thrown in for good measure.
First off, this is what Troller’s Cove looked like across from the Coast Guard Station before it was cleaned up by Lincoln County Jail inmates under contract by the city. That whole area is now clean as a whistle – no more building fall-down debris that the spot has been famous for over the past 20 years – maybe longer. The spot was the backdrop of a few movie shots in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” back in the 60s. Again, it’s all cleaned up now. We’ll try to get a shot of the great job the inmates did.
Another job that has been given the green light will improve parking around the harbor ever so slightly. The big strip of open land between Dockside Charters that runs up the hill will be converted to parking at the top of the hill and the bottom. At the top of Winchell Street, a contractor will help recontour the hilltop and put in several parking spots for harbor-wide viewing. But to ensure adjacent residents to the north don’t lose their privacy, they’ll get a 6′ high cedar fence that will run down the north side of the hill. At the bottom, just to the north of Dockside Charters, they’ll install more parking and pave that area as well.
Another project involves installing a 3′ x 3′ x 100′ retaining wall, running from near the City Park Gazebo to the west – this to better prevent creek sand intrusion that has been a problem down there from Depoe Bay Creek.
The parking addition on Winchell and the retaining wall at City Park should be done within the next month or so.