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Future Trail Project Moving Forward

Easement clears way for enhanced waterfront trail access

Gig Harbor, WA. September 28th –Rosedale Village, a new 55+ retirement community located at 4203 Rosedale St. NW, in Gig Harbor, signed an easement with the City of Gig Harbor allowing the use of part of its property to provide a trail spur from the Cushman Trail down to the Gig Harbor waterfront. The biking/walking Cushman Trail runs adjacent to the Rosedale Village property for about a quarter mile. The easement will allow a new trail spur to traverse across a portion of this private development and connect to Harborview Drive near the Harbor History Museum

“This is great news for the City of Gig Harbor,” said Chuck Meacham, who is on the board of the Gig Harbor Waterfront Alliance and has been working on this trail concept for years. "This trail spur represents the best in collaborative efforts by the Waterfront Alliance, Rotary Club, City of Gig Harbor, and, of course, Rosedale Village.”

Gig Harbor Mayor Jill Guernsey commented “I love collaborative efforts such as this which continue to make Gig Harbor a great place for our residents and visitors.”

“We are happy to contribute to this effort to improve Gig Harbor’s walkability and make it easier for people to get downtown,” said Todd Steel, one of the owners of Rosedale Village.

Permitting and final trail design work are is being undertaken by the City with anticipated completion by spring 2016. Trail construction could begin as early as May 2016. The Gig Harbor Rotary Club will assist in funding and construction of the trail. Pam Peterson, Rotary President, said “We are happy to join with our partners, have some funds set aside, and are anxious to begin this most worthwhile trail project.”

For more information about the project, please contact City of Gig Harbor Senior Engineer Trent A. Ward, P.E., at (253) 851-6170 or by email wardt@cityofgigharbor.net.

Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City www.cityofgigharbor.net

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