On Friday, June 16, Zidell Marine and the Zidell family marked more than 50 years of local manufacturing as they launched the company’s final barge built at its South Waterfront facility. Watch footage of the historic launch below:


The launch also signaled Zidell’s shift to real estate development, a change that is closely tied to Prosper Portland’s work in North Macadam to leverage institutional partnerships with higher education and private investment to stimulate innovation, create jobs and build affordable and market-rate housing. This public-private collaboration will serve to fulfill the vision of South Waterfront as a healthy, connected neighborhood.