Wes Hickey, owner of Lone Wolf Development and Lone Wolf Investment, said no one from the City of Washougal or CWEDA has discussed the New Markets Tax Credits application with him, but it would be wonderful news if they have someone lined up to complete a mixed-use project within the downtown.
"Independently, we have done some very preliminary evaluation of a mixed-use project that could include the library," he
"Until the architecture firm, FFA Architecture and Interiors Inc.
, that the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District has contracted with to develop the programming requirements of a new library completes their work - which will include size, parking and interior requirements - it is hard to assess if some type of mixed-use project would make sense or if the community is better served with a library as a stand alone building."
said until FFA finishes its work, anything that Lone Wolf looks at is extremely conceptual in nature.
"Part of their work is to also identify potential sites within the downtown area that will meet the space requirements," he
"Until there is final determination of the building size and parking requirements, it is hard to know which sites might work.
"Our hope is that the final site chosen will be on or near Main Street," Hickey