Depoe Bay City Council growing impatient with rate of progress on renovating the Whale Watching Wayside on 101
The Depoe Bay City Council fired off a letter Tuesday night to Oregon Parks and Recreation, asking them to hurry up and complete the renovation of the Whale Watching Wayside at the north end of the Depoe Bay Bridge. Several councilors said that while the facility just recently received a national honor for landing a spot on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it has not yet been fully renovated as proposed by the State of Oregon. Councilors said it doesn’t look good that the U.S. Department of the Interior puts a national designation on the building yet the building has been waiting for much needed repairs for a long time. Mayor Connors was authorized by her council to send a letter to the state asking officials to take the renovation more seriously by offering a firm end date for completion.