Longview holds hearing on Barlow Point zoning Thursday
February 22, 2017, The Daily News
The Longview City Council will hold public hearing Thursday on changing the Barlow Point area’s zoning on the city’s comprehensive plan’s land use map.
The Port of Longview wants to make 136 acres of the Barlow Point area currently designated as “mixed-use” residential and commercial zoning in the land use map consistent with the city zoning map, which designates the area as “heavy industrial” zoning. Rezoning is key to the port’s effort to develop the area for industrial purposes.
Port designing new industrial park new airport
Tad Sooter, February 23, 2017, Kitsap Sun
The Port of Bremerton is considering plans to develop a cluster of industrial building sites at the northeast corner of the airport.
Sky Park, as the project is called, would be situated on a narrow, 35-acre property running north/south between recently constructed Airport Way and the abandoned airstrip east of the main Bremerton National Airport runway.
Speaking at a port commission meeting Feb. 14, port Director of Facilities and Planning Steven Sparks said a small boat manufacturer is interested in opening a facility in the new park. The agency gathered input from potential tenants as it designed the project.
Jim Wright, former Port of Olympia commissioner, dies at 95
February 22, 2017, The Olympian
Jim Wright, who retired to Olympia in the late 1970s and then served a dozen years on the Port of Olympia commission, died Friday. He was 95.
Wright worked for the business Monsanto for 32 years before retiring to South Sound. He was elected to the port commission in 1980, when the commission was focused on revitalizing the port, and served as a commissioner until 1992.
Before going to work for Monsanto, Wright served in the Navy and attended the University of Washington.
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301,000 containers make strong January for Northwest Seaport Alliance
Kate Martin, February 22, 2017, The News Tribune
Container traffic through the Northwest Seaport Alliance is off to a strong start in 2017.
The alliance manages the marine container traffic for the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Container cargo grew by 17 percent in January compared with the same time a year ago, according to a news release from the alliance.
More than 301,000 containers passed into and out of the two ports in January. Of those, 128,892 of the 20-foot equivalent containers, called TEUs, were full container imports — a nearly 19 percent increase compared with the previous year. Full exports were up too — by 17 percent to 76,339 TEUs.