Port of Camas-Washougal Leases First Building in Steigerwald Commerce Center
Foods In Season signs 15-year lease for 21,600 square foot building to be built this year
The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced that Foods In Season is the first tenant for the Steigerwald Commerce Center, an industrial park development project that kicked off in August 2012. The tenant agreement specifies a 15-year lease for the port’s first and newest building to be constructed in Steigerwald Commerce Center this year.
“In a period of eight months, the port went from the shovel groundbreaking to signing its first tenant,” said David Ripp, port executive director. “We’re showing business owners that we are serious about how quickly the port is able to move forward in the development process. It also demonstrates how our close partnership with the cities allows us to help a new business get up and running or an established business continue growing to bring in revenue and jobs for our community.”
A local specialty foods distributor, Foods in Season has signed a 15-year lease for port building No. 15 on the new Lincoln Street. The port will purchase the 13,620 square-foot headquarters Foods In Season currently owns in the port’s existing industrial park plus 1.07 acres of land for $1,150,000.00. The port will then lease it back to the company until the new port building is ready for occupancy early next year.
“The port hoped to have a new tenant in place before we began construction and we made it happen,” said Ripp. “In addition, this first building design will set a precedent for the port’s vision of the Steigerwald development so other companies will follow suit.”
About the Port of Camas-Washougal:
The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the 79 hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, guest docks and is homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. Newly acquired and in the planning stages, are 13.25 acres of Waterfront Property connecting a 14-acre parcel of port-owned land to the east of the marina. The industrial park boasts a 95+ percent occupancy rate of more than 40 businesses with an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic site. More information is found at www.portcw.com.
Jack Hardy, APR