Architect & Engineer (A&E)
Guild Road Industrial Park I
- Phase II: Guild Road Industrial Park I – awarded to Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc.
Phase I Documents
- 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)
- 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)
The Port of Woodland issued a Letter of Intent for the purchase of property referred to as “Kuhnis Road” from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (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. The Port Commission will take action on August 17, 2017 at 5 P.M. for the Purchase Sale Agreement for the property.
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.
Port of Woodland Administrative Building
- Port of Woodland Administrative Building – Collins Architecture Design and Construction Estimates.
- Renovation and Construction – coming in 2018
Guild Road Industrial Park II
- Design Concept, Master Site Plan and Permit – Awarded to Gibbs and Olson April 6, 2017
Guild-Klady Centennial Orchard
SEPTEMBER 23 , 2017 Open to the Public
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.
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.
A Notice of Intent (NEPA)/Determination of Significance (SEPA) was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2017, and published in the area newspapers announcing the Corps’ and sponsor ports’ proposal to jointly prepare an EIS and opening the comment period which will assist in developing the scope of the EIS.
Scoping comments are now closed. The next opportunity for public comment will be the draft environmental impact study (EIS). A schedule for the procedural steps and release dates will be made available by the USACE. 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
For notice of intent/determination of significance for preparing a draft Environmental impact statement, conducting scoping, and soliciting public comments. Scoping period September 8 through November 16, 2017.