Coos Bay Front Street Blueprint Public Presentations May 18, 2022

Over time the Front Street area has undergone private and public improvements from Ivy Street to the area just past Market Avenue adjacent to the Boardwalk. These improvements reflect a vibrant waterfront community vision developed by the Coos Bay community. Culmination of this vision has been captured in the Front Street Blueprint which was developed over this past year with engagement of community, businesses, property owners, the Front Street Advisory Committee, and the Planning Commission.

The Blueprint outlines a detailed strategy for public improvement potential with a key focus on identifying opportunities for the important connection between the waterfront and the downtown core. Showcased in the Blueprint are waterfront businesses, amenities and redevelopment celebrating Front Street’s industrial heritage and natural history. It also notes project improvements anticipated to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety, access, intersection improvements, and enhanced wayfinding. The Blueprint identifies opportunities and locations for public art, pedestrian pathways, Bay overlooks, connectivity improvements, and parking opportunities. The Blueprint also includes investment strategies, potential funding sources, implementation actions and a summary of community outreach.   

Work on the Front Street Blueprint over the last year has culminated into a draft blueprint that will be reviewed by the Planning Commission, Front Street Blueprint Advisory Committee, and the Council in the coming months. Your attendance is encouraged at these public meetings:

Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.

Joint Advisory Committee/Planning Commission

Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

City Council Meeting

Both meetings will be held at City Hall located at 500 Central Avenue. The Joint Advisory Committee/Planning Commission Planning agenda and more information will be available Tuesday, May 24, 2022, by 5 p.m. at: The meetings will be streamed live at  For questions or comments, please contact Community Development Administrator Carolyn Johnson at 541-269-8924 or