ROSE WAY AND CENTENNIAL INDUSTRIAL PARKS
NEPA NOTIFICATION FOR ROSE WAY INDUSTRIAL PARK
The Port of Woodland has applied for US Department of Commerce funding through the Economic Development Administration and is required to notify all those interested in NEPA notification.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from the Port of Woodland to construct an industrial park in Woodland, Cowlitz County, Washington. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), EDA is conducting an assessment of the potential of the proposed project to affect the environment and/or historic properties.
The project area includes 12 acres of zoned industrial property to construct 6 buildings ranging from 15,000 SF to 25,000 SF that the Port will own and lease to private businesses within the industrial and manufacturing sector. The project will include the development of in-ground infrastructure, a new road (Rose Way) and the first building of the site. The project will be located at the 1600 block of Guild Road on parcel 508310100. Project information is available for review at the Port of Woodland Administrative Office located at 1608 Guild Road, Woodland, WA or on the Port’s website www.portofwoodland.com/projects.
If you have any information regarding potential impacts environmental resources or historic properties associated with this proposed project, please provide it in writing to:
Regional Environmental Officer
US Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
915 Second Avenue, Room 1890
Seattle, WA 98174
Comments received in the EDA Regional Office by 5:00 pm eastern on December 23, 2019 will be considered. A copy of the NEPA/NHPA decisional document will be available upon request at the above EDA Regional Office.
More documents on the project can be found below regarding the project.
HOWARD WAY ROAD EXTENSION AND GUILD IMPROVEMENTS
- Project will serve for infrastructure for Rose Way and Centennial Industrial Parks.
- Advertisement of construction project coming soon.
- Funding received from WA CERB.
ROSE WAY INDUSTRIAL PARK (GUILD I)
Phase II: Design, Engineering and Permitting
- Awarded to Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc.- COMPLETE
Phase II Document Library
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
CENTENNIAL INDUSTRIAL PARK (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
AUSTIN POINT AND MARTIN BAR INDUSTRIAL MARINE PROPERTIES
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.
Request for Consultant Proposals
Industrial Site Development Austin Point Rail Design
The Port of Woodland is seeking a consulting firm or team of firms to study the feasibility of alternative design concepts that would provide necessary rail/road access and utility infrastructure for the future development and operation of the Austin Point Industrial Site, in Woodland, Washington. the feasibility analysis must include a description of permit approvals, entitlements, and environmental documents associated with each of the alternatives, any of which must be able to support a future heavy industrial park with access to the Columbia River. Preliminary plans, developed at a 30% level of design, must be prepared for the selected design concept.
Those interested in preparing a proposal may request the full RFQ may contact Jennifer Wray-Keene, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mandatory pre-proposal meeting on January 6, 2020 at 10 AM at 1608 Guild Road, Woodland WA (Port Administrative Office)
- Questions regarding project or full request for proposal no later than January 15, 2020. All responses will be distributed by January 21, 2020.
- Proposals are to be received by February 5, 2020 by 5 PM. No late submissions will be considered.