Revitalizing Downtown Vancouver, Washington

Overview

One of CFM’s most successful projects during the last few years, Vancouver’s Downtown Waterfront Redevelopment Project, epitomizes CFM’s way of doing business. We look under every rock, work every angle and clearly communicate with elected officials about the needs and benefits of worthy projects.

Challenge

The City of Vancouver was operating under tight timelines to secure millions for infrastructure improvements linked to a $1.3 billion downtown redevelopment project.

Approach

CFM helped the city target and apply for funds in five separate federal accounts, lobbied the congressional delegation and agency officials on behalf of the project, and coordinated a grassroots effort to mobilize support.

Result

In just two years, CFM helped Vancouver secure more than $7.6 million in federal earmarks, stimulus funds and other streams of federal funding to revitalize the downtown area and meet the project deadlines.