Port of Kalama signs contract to commence preloading and ground improvement of Spencer Creek Business Park

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As part of site preparation for mixed use development, the Port of Kalama Board of Commissioners awards contract to Scarsella Brothers Inc.

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70 acres of prime commercial land ready for development in Kalama

Port of Kalama will begin development of the 70-acre Spencer Creek Business Park located north of Kalama River Road right off of Interstate 5.

The Port of Kalama Board of Commissioners has awarded a $1.1 million contract for the site preloading and ground improvement of the Spencer Creek Business Park. The contract goes to family-owned Scarsella Brothers Inc., a heavy civil construction company based in Seattle.

Preliminary work at Spencer Creek Business Park will include moving 250,000 cubic yards of sand from the North Port to the business park for filling, grading and compressing soil to make way for new commercial development. The site preload contract requires Scarsella Brothers to supply all labor, materials, tools, equipment, permits, testing, and project supervision. The project is scheduled to begin immediately and is expected to be complete by spring of 2016. General business activity at the Port will not be interrupted during this time.

The Port of Kalama will begin development of the 70-acre Spencer Creek Business Park, located north of Kalama River Road right off of Interstate 5. The facility will support a mix of light industrial, office, commercial and retail uses including:

  •     Light industrial
  •     Commercial/retail
  •     Hotel
  •     Convenience store
  •     Dining

While East Port will be built out over many years, business park construction and operational activities are projected to support more than 1,000 jobs and millions of dollars in new local economic activity.

About Port of Kalama—Where rail and water meet

The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama's industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43' federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 30 businesses located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 850 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland. Properties currently available at the port for businesses wishing to expand and thrive: Visit http://portofkalama.com/available-properties/.

Contact: Liz Newman, marketing manager, Port of Kalama, 360-673-2379 or Claudia Johnson, PR, 503-799-2220.

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