The Port of Grays Harbor will use state and local funds to continue work on the former pontoon site.
In a release from the local port, the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) awarded the Port of Grays Harbor a $50,000 planning grant to complete the East Terminal 4 Cargo Yard Expansion Plan.
That grant will be matched by $20,000 in Port funds.
The Port had acquired the 55-acre former Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) pontoon construction site at auction at the end of 2018.
According to the Port, the current plan is aimed at bringing the site back into productive economic use and conduct a space utilization plan to include how the site will be incorporated into the existing marine terminal complex.
The final product will provide phased development alternatives with permitting matrices and infrastructure costs associated with each phase so the site can be developed and used as demand for space increases.
This much-needed information will provide the flexibility to respond to private development opportunities wanting to partner, invest in, and utilize the site.
More information on the Port of Grays Harbor’s facilities and operations is available at portofgraysharbor.com.