Northwest Natural Gas gets planning commission approval to proceed with new facility in Lincoln City
Northwest Natural Gas and it’s army of natural gas workers were given some construction breathing room on their new facility for their offices, trucks, vehicle maintenance, emergency generators and communications tower in Lincoln City. The move from their current location to higher ground gets them away from tsunami threats.
Northwest Natural Gas wants to move their communications and dispatch center to a nearly 5 acre site on the north side of NE 36th, just west of NE West Devil’s Lake Road. Northwest Natural Gas said they need a 2 year extension on the project due to the Covid-19 plague which has shut down many major planned projects throughout Oregon, if not the whole country. Gas company officials say they will eventually build a single story office complex and vehicle storage area and warehouse – also truck and equipment washing facility, emergency generators and telemetry towers and plenty of room for staff and fleet parking.
The Lincoln County Commissioners and Yachats City Councilors were also this week given an update on a long awaited modification to what’s called the “804 Road” in Lincoln County, near Yachats. The walking path gets rather close to the highway so ODOT put up a guardrail to keep the trail as safe as possible. Some hikers complain that the guardrails are unsightly compared to the view – in fact sometimes blocking it. Lincoln County Commissioners, ODOT and Yachats City officials may sit down and hash out a compromise to make these view spots as naturally beautiful as possible.