APRIL 3, 2017

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Whidbey Island Fairgrounds property transfer wraps up

Justin Burnett, March 31, 2017, South Whidbey Record

The votes are in, the signatures signed and the deed filed. The Port of South Whidbey is now the official owner of the fairgrounds.

The nearly five-month process to transfer the property from Island County to the port wrapped up this week following two public meetings where both entities formally approved the transfer. The filing of the deed on Friday made the deal official, while also providing the final green light needed for a host of planned facility improvements.

“Now the work begins,” said Port Commissioner Ed Halloran, president of the board.

Read more here:  http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/whidbey-island-fairgrounds-property-transfer-wraps-up/

 

 

Like Pike Place but not the drive to Seattle?  Pasco eyed for public market

Kristin M. Kraemer, April 1, 2017, Tri-City Herald

An effort to build a Pike Place-inspired market in the Tri-Cities has been renewed, with two potential locations in Pasco.

Advocates of a public market are eying the Columbia River waterfront, just east of the cable bridge, or the downtown area, and the Port of Pasco and the city are on board with the idea.

The two municipal entities have agreed to split the estimated $30,000 cost of a feasibility study to see if the project will work in Pasco and which location “will provide the best likelihood of success.”

Read more here:  http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article142228309.html

 

PEOPLE

Larry Keister is appointed to Port post

Dawn Feldhaus, March 20, 2017, Camas-Washougal Post-Record

A member of the Cape Horn Conservancy board and Port of Camas-Washougal waterfront committee has been selected to serve as the port’s District 3 commissioner.

Larry Keister was appointed by Port Commissioners Bill Ward and John Spencer during a special meeting Tuesday.

“He will go further, the fastest,” Ward said, when he nominated Keister.

Read more here:  http://www.camaspostrecord.com/news/2017/mar/30/larry-keister-is-appointed-to-port-post/

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