Our insurance will not allow hunting on the Port’s property in the Woodland Bottoms currently or in the future.
The intent of the feasibility studies is to determine a development option that would generate revenue for the Port of Woodland and allow for the removal of the Port tax on residents within the Port District. The Port will be paid per rail car and shipping tonnage coming in and out of the port.
Funding for the project will come through different sources including federal and state grants as well as bonds.
This will be assessed as part of the feasibility study and evaluated based on the alternatives that are proposed.
If the Port decides it is not feasible to develop the area, the land will be sold. The Woodland Bottoms properties are zoned for agricultural/industrial. The Austin Point properties are zone for heavy industrial. This means a private company could purchase the properties to develop.
The Port of Woodland is committed to enhancing public access in the area and recognizes its significance to the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the local fishing community. Opportunities to share your thoughts on river access can be provided to the team by sending an email to AustinPoint@portofwoodland.com and participating in our public events later this [...]
The Port owns a significant portion of the property needed for the project. We currently own 290 acres of the highlighted areas on the map.
We anticipate that 50 ships a year will be able to come in and out of the port.
The Port of Woodland has resolved to not accept businesses transporting hazardous materials or fossil fuels, thereby reducing climate impact and the risk of a major environmental event. One train could eliminate the need for more than 2,000 semis and reduce carbon-emitting vehicles needed to support the port. Environmental mitigation opportunities will be examined as [...]
Port development requires the ability to connect goods to the river. This could be done by road or rail. A train-served shipping terminal at Austin Point could decrease greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75% over a road-served facility. Train service would also lower operating costs by reducing idling times, truck transport miles, and total [...]