Frequently Asked Questions
The Port of Woodland has created the Capital Community Development Project (CCDP) as a capital resource to the Port District overseen by the Port Commission. The CCDP will have its inaugural funding cycle starting in 2017 and applications will be made public in January. There will be two funding cycles: Spring and Fall. Each year, the Commission will set aside capital revenues for CCDP through the budget process. Organizations interested in the CCDP should review the Port’s Goals and Strategies as projects must meet the mission of the Port and applications will be posted along with requirements, on the Port’s website and available in the office starting January 2. Applications can be submitted in person or online.
There are several ways to contact your Port Commissioners:
- At a Port Commission meeting: public Comment is taken at every Port Commission regular meeting at the start of the meeting. Anyone is allowed to address the Commission and provide their questions, comments and concerns to the Port.
- By phone
- By email
In 2014, hired Maul Foster and Alongi to design, engineer and permit the boat launch at Martin Bar. In 2015, cost estimates of $5 million dollars along with concerns with land use, access, long-term maintenance costs for dredging, staff, and the site identified. The Commission voted in March 2015 to suspend the Martin Bar Boat Launch for a more suitable site that is properly zoned for such activities and less encumbrances to the site. Commission Dale Boon oversees the Committee on identifying future sites either along the Lewis or Columbia Rivers for a scaled down boat launch.
The Port of Woodland provides two locations for recreational day use at Austin Point and Martin Bar. Please note that these are active heavy industrial sites. Port passes are no longer required to access and use the properties. Users must comply with the signage and rules as posted at the sites. Cowlitz County Sheriff’s office patrols the area and to report non-emergency issues, please contact their non-emergency dispatch at 360-577-3098. Please be aware there is no overnight camping or fires, no collection of drift wood and closes at dusk. The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s office oversees the areas and violators will be ticketed for trespassing for those without a pass, after hours or in non-permitted areas (including the disposal sites and leased properties).
These bathrooms are one of the most valuable visitor resources along State Route 503. In partnership with PacifiCorp and Cowlitz County, the Port maintains the restrooms. Maintenance and cleaning of the restrooms are completed by Port staff and concerns should be addressed to the Port. The Port works diligently to keep the restrooms in good condition but has recently seen an increase in vandalism and theft at the site. Restrooms are open all year-round yet are locked at night due to increased issues.
The Port of Woodland currently has no available building spaces for lease. The Port is currently working on the development of new buildings at the Rose Way Industrial Park that will contain six buildings ranging from 15,000SF to 25,000SF. If you are interested in future opportunities to lease these sites at the Port, please contact us for Letter of Intents.
The Port currently has lots for build to suit leases or for sale at the Centennial Industrial Park located off of Guild Road and Howard Way. The site is preparing for construction for infrastructure for the lots due to be completed in early 2021. For more information about available lots for lease or sale, contact the Port.
Marine properties are located on the Columbia River and within deep water channel access along the navigation channel in Cowlitz County. Austin Point will provide rail access and Martin Bar is in close proximity of Interstate 5 for easy access for export/import opportunities. For more information, check the Marine Facilities page.
Work With Us
To be eligible to work on Port of Woodland small public works projects, complete the following forms:
- Small Works Roster Application – join our shared small works/consultant roster database.
- Small Works Intent and Affidavit – Intent and Affidavit must be filed and approved by WA L & I per job/project before invoices will be paid.
- IRS W-9 form: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification.
- To meet the state’s prevailing wage requirements, there are steps you must take to get paid. See required documents for doing the work.
The Port of Woodland does not have a formal application process for consultants, but does issue requests for proposals or qualifications. To be considered for A&E projects, to submit your company’s marketing material including relevant projects within the region. These will be kept on file for consideration when such projects come available.