Indigo Hotel and Kirkland Tower

The downtown waterfront district of Vancouver, Washington is currently being revitalized into a dynamic mixed-use property including residential, commercial and retail space. A busy industrial area going back to the late 1800's, the area was once home to lumber mills, factories and shipping depots for traffic on the Columbia river. Shipyards were opened in the early 1900's which produced navy ships during World Wars I and II. Most recently, the area was home to a paper mill, which closed in 1996.

Kirkland Development has begun construction of a hotel and condominiums on Block 4 of the development. Hotel Indigo will be an eight story high-end, full service hotel with restaurant facilities, containing 120 rooms. Kirkland Tower, at 12 stories with a total of 40 units, will include retail shops and restaurants.

West Coast Contractors (WCC) has been brought in to construct a watertight sheet pile cofferdam using approximately 800 lineal feet of 55 ft. sheet piles. Once this is done, WCC will excavate 54,000 cubic yards of soil, much of it being underwater, and pour a 5 ft. thick, 6,500 cu. yd. concrete base. This base needs to be heavy enough to overcome the upward hydrostatic pressure of the groundwater and will be poured completely underwater using a tremie process to make the pour possible. The concrete pour will be a continuous pour lasting approximately 15-18 hours, utilizing 4 large concrete boom pump trucks and approximately 30 concrete delivery trucks. Once completed the cofferdam will be dewatered and turned over to the developer for additional work, beginning with the parking garage.

WCC expects to complete their portion of the work in October, 2018, with final construction of the project by Kirkland in mid-2019.

Additional up-to-date information regarding the Vancouver Waterfront Development can be found at

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