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Business Development

Meg Leatherman
Community Development Director
Phone: 503-338-5183
mleatherman@astoria.or.us 

Garrett Freshour
Chief Building Officer
Phone: 503-325-1004
buildingofficial@astoria.or.us

Permit Technician
Phone: 503-298-2412
buildingdivision@astoria.or.us

Alex Murphy
City Planner
Phone: 503-338-5183
amurphy@astoria.or.us

Tiffany Taylor
Associate Planner

Phone: 503-338-5183
ttaylor@astoria.or.us

Diane Christiansen
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 503-338-5183
dchristiansen@astoria.or.us

The Community Development Department assists with business development within the City limits. A Business Development Brochure is available to walk you through the process of starting a business in Astoria. The Department maintains a Buildable Lands Inventory for commercial/industrial development property in Astoria.

As no two businesses are the same, you should contact the Community Development Department to discuss your plans. Staff can arrange for you to meet with the various departments at the same time to discuss your plans and determine what is needed for you to proceed.

Facade renovation loans are available for certain areas of the City including the Downtown area and the Uniontown area.

The Department works closely with the Astoria Downtown Historia District Association (ADHDA) concerning development within the Downtown area including issues such as street amenities, facade renovations, transportation, parking, etc.

Resources:

The Department works closely with various agencies and groups to facilitate economic development in Astoria.

Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR)
Small Business Development Center (No Charge & Confidential Professional Business Guidance and Workshops)
Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce
Astoria Downtown Historic District Association

Business Development Contact:

Meg Leatherman
Community Development Director
mleatherman@astoria.or.us
503-338-5183

Alex Murphy
City Planner
amurphy@astoria.or.us
503-338-5183