Architect & Engineer (A&E)
Howard Way Extension and Guild Road Improvements
- Project will serve for infrastructure for both Guild I and II Industrial Parks.
- Advertisement of construction project coming soon.
- Funding received from WA CERB.
Guild Road Industrial Park
Phase II: Design, Engineering and Permitting
- Awarded to Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc.- COMPLETE
Phase II Document Library
- Guild Road Ind Site-Storm Report
- Guild Road Ph 1 Transportation Study
- SEPA_Guild Road-FINAL
- PWL-02 Critical Areas Report
- GUILD ROAD INDUSTRIAL PARK SPECIFICATIONS
- Guild Road I- Environmental Narrative – HHPR 10-19-18
- PWL-02 Geotech Report
- Guild Road I- EDA-PER HHPR
Phase II Preliminary Review Document Library
- Preliminary Environmental Work for Guild Road Industrial Park – awarded March 17, 2016 to Ecological Land Services (press release)
- Critical Areas Report | SHPO Report | Presence of Tanks Onsite Report
Funding provided by Cowlitz County (.09) Rural Development Funds, Washington State CERB and U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Phase I Feasibility of Project
- Economic Analysis and Feasibility Study – Awarded to Hansen Designs, completed August 2014
- Updated Economic Analysis – Hansen Designs, completed March 2015
- Environmental Narrative | Task, Timeline and Fees | Site Map of Project Site | Conceptual Design (image)
- Funding received from Cowlitz County Rural Development Funds
The 200+ acre site is zoned for heavy industrial development since the purchase of the property in 1961. the Port has allowed this property along with Martin Bar to have public access into the property outside of mitigation and protected wetland areas with the purchase of a port pass for much of its ownership pending development. In 2008, a condition under the condemnation action in 1982-1984 for the rail loop property of no activity for 25 years, was lifted. In 2014, as the recession lifted and the economy improved, interest in deep water marine facilities on the Columbia River increased interest in Austin Point.
The Port communicated with Department of Natural Resources pertaining to an easement granted to the Port in 1980 for the rail line to connect to the main line across Kuhn Road to the Port’s rail loop property. That easement expired with change to Washington State legislation regarding easements for DNR. This required the Port to take further action to ensure that Austin Point’s options for industrial deep water development were secured as planned through numerous Comprehensive Schemes of Harbor Improvement documents beginning in 1961.
The Port of Woodland issued a Letter of Intent for the purchase of property referred to as “Kuhnis Road” from the DNR. The property totals 154 acres of agricultural land. The Port is seeking the property as part of the Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements potential site improvements and anticipates that the current agricultural use will be maintained. The Port Commission adopted Resolution #448 in regarding to any potential and speculative development concerns. The DNR has issued its SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the sale of the Kuhnis Road property. DNR approved the land transaction. An appeal was issued pertaining to the SEPA. Cowlitz County Superior Court ruled in favor of the DNR and Port (as intervener) on April 16, 2019.
The Port continues its long range planning of the ability to develop and lease Austin Point for deep water industrial development. The Port Commission is steadfast in its decision to not sell the property, to maintain it for industrial development and work with potential developers to provide public access as required in the State of Washington.
- Resolution 448 Commodities
- SEPA File No. 17-041101, Kuhnis Road Direct Transfer
- 17-2-01108-08 Cowlitz County Superior Court Ruling April 16, 2019
Dark Fiber Feasibility
The Port of Woodland examined two routes for dark fiber infrastructure investment opportunities. A study was completed by Ascent GIS in the Fall of 2017 that examined the routes of Woodland to Cougar and the Woodland Bottoms. The Port commission determined that the investment in Woodland to Cougar yielded the best Return on Investment (ROI) and in January 2018, the Commission began steps to move forward on the engineering and construction of the dark fiber route. The Port will begin exploring grant opportunities for additional matching dollars for tax-payer investment by the Port.
Centennial Industrial Park (formally referenced as Guild II)
- Design Concept, Master Site Plan and Permit – Awarded to Gibbs and Olson Binding Master Site Plan- COMPLETE.
- Howard Way Extension and Guild Road Improvements – Advertisement of construction coming soon.
- Engineering, Permits and Construction of Orchard Way- Documentation coming soon.
- Marketing and lot information will be available once funding is determined and secured for Orchard Way infrastructure. Parcels will be available for lease, lease-to-purchase,or purchase. Below are the parcel lot sizes to be made available.
- Parcel 1: 147,033 SF/ 3.38 AC
- Parcel 2: 186,556/ 4.28 AC
- Parcel 3: 71,520 SF/ 1.64 AC
- Parcel 4: 52,775 SF/ 1.21 AC
- Parcel 5: 23,043 SF/ 0.53 AC
- Parcel 6: 25,919 SF/ 0.60 AC
- Parcel 7: 31,996 SF/ 0.73 AC
- Parcel 8: 19,478 SF/ 0.45 AC
Columbia River Channel Maintenance Plan
Developing a plan for the long-term maintenance of the Federal Navigation Channel
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and five Lower Columbia River ports are embarking on a joint environmental impact statement (EIS) and a long-term maintenance plan for the Lower Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel. The plan will ensure the channel, extending upstream from the Mouth of Columbia River to Vancouver, Wash., is maintained and operational at its 43-foot depth for another 20 years.
The Corps of Engineers is the lead federal agency under the National Environmental Policy Act for preparing an EIS. The Ports of Longview, Kalama, Woodland and Vancouver (Washington Ports) and the Port of Portland in Oregon (collectively, the Sponsor Ports) are the non-federal sponsors of the plan. As the non-federal sponsors, the Washington Ports are also responsible for actions that require compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act.
The Corps and the sponsor ports, with input from stakeholders and the public, will determine the best management plan for placing dredged material and evaluate ways to reduce the need for dredging. The planning effort will consider the natural resources of the Lower Columbia River while keeping the region open for business.
Vessels drafting the full channel depth carried about 11 million tons of export shipments worth nearly $3 billion in 2015. A well-maintained channel allows larger ships to carry significantly more cargo, supports regional and local jobs, and provides major and direct economic benefits and maintains local and federal navigation investments.
Please visit the USACE Channel Maintenance website, listed below, for further information.
Official Links and Documents
Official Project Site
More about NEPA
More about SEPA
- Port of Woodland Administrative Building – Collins Architecture Design and Construction Estimates- complete
- Renovation and Construction – Awarded to JH Kelly- complete
Guild-Klady Centennial Orchard
1608 Guild Road
The Port of Woodland and Scouts from Troop 531 officially dedicated the Guild-Klady Centennial Orchard on September 23, 2017. The Orchard is located next to the future home of the Port Administrative Building at 1608 Guild Road. The Orchard is open to the public and free to access available fruit. Please note, the orchard is use at your own risk. Available on the orchard are walnuts, pears, apples and plums varieties. Please keep animals on leashes. Please follow signs for use at the Orchard. Please enjoy the picnic tables. Coming soon, new fruit trees and bushes- blueberries, cherries, pear and lilacs!