The City of Soldotna's Riverfront Redevelopment Project seeks to work with land and business owners, residents, and community partners to redevelop a portion of downtown Soldotna and create a one-of-a-kind riverfront experience that attracts locals and visitors with shopping, dining, & lodging in a walkable environment.
The project area encompasses an 85-acre portion of downtown Soldotna, currently a mix of auto-orientated businesses along the busy Sterling Highway along with underutilized and undeveloped properties located between the Sterling Highway and the world-renowned Kenai River.
The Soldotna Riverfront Redevelopment Project kicked off in October 2022. The City of Soldotna contracted with First Forty Feet, an urban design, community planning, and place strategy firm from Portland, OR to oversee the project. First Forty Feet will offer multiple opportunities for public engagement throughout the planning process, and will present a Master Plan for riverfront redevelopment by November 2023.
Redevelopment of Soldotna's downtown area is an opportunity to strengthen the heart of our community. Local feedback is important to the project team in identifying community values and goals for potential redevelopment in the project area.
The survey linked below includes information about preliminary design concepts for the Riverfront Redevelopment Project and is designed to get your feedback on the 'big ideas.'
Your input will help identify community values and desired outcomes for this project. Thanks for weighing in!
What we've heard so far:
Summary from community engagement activities at the January 2022 Open House