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Port of St Helens

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  1. Port of St Helens • Formed in 1940 • Five Commissioners – Robert Keyser Board President • 9 full time & 3 temp employees - Patrick Trapp Exec Dir • Working Budget: approx $20 MM–just under $4MM Revenue anticipated for FY-12/13 • Approx 2400 acres of light & heavy Industrial property spread over 9 sites. Own & operate Scappoose Bay Marine Park & Scappoose Airpark. • District encompasses all land for a depth of about 6 miles inland from the banks of the county’s 51 mile long Columbia River frontage (comprises just under half of the county’s land area, approx two thirds of the population) & includes Scappoose, St Helens, Columbia City, Prescott, Rainier and Clatskanie. Port of St Helens

  2. Port District Port of St Helens

  3. Significant Projects • Port Westward Industrial Park (Energy Cluster) • PGE power generation • CPBR Ethanol Plant • Coal Proposals (Pacific Morrow & Kinder Morgan) • Possible Regional Significant Strategic Site (Application pending) • Multnomah Industrial Park (Recycling Cluster) • ORPET • Scappoose Bay Marine Park (Public Recreation) • Trails Rehab • Dredge Planning • RV/Campground • Scappoose Industrial Airpark (Aviation Cluster) • UGB • Oregon Aero Bldg • Master Plan Port of St Helens

  4. Challenges • Capitalize on two Multi-Modal industrial sites, a UGB Expansion, & one Regional Strategic Site • Port Westward • Columbia City Industrial Park • Scappoose Industrial Airpark • Infrastructure Improvements • Dock Improvements • Rail improvements • Water/sewer expansion • Hermo Road completion • Collaborative Project Targeting • Strategic Business Plan • West Oregon Corridor Port of St Helens

  5. Infrastructure Improvement—Needs • Port Westward: • Dock Improvements–built by US Army in early 1940’s • $5 MM estimate to retrofit for Panamax class • Hermo Road–Provides second access / egress • County Estimates $11–$14 MM for ‘full’ upgrade • Rail Loops–to accommodate bulk industrial users • Scappoose Airpark • Water/sewer services–to address Westside expansion • $ 400 K estimated • Columbia City Industrial Park • Dock replacement/rebuild to capitalize on Mutli-modal opp • $ 50K (Port executing a Feasibility Study this FY) Port of St Helens

  6. PWW—Strategic Industrial Site • 950 acres zoned as RIPD, remaining 781 acres zoned PA-80.  • Rezoning Application submitted • SB 766 Application being worked • Deepwater access (50-70 ft at Dock). • Underutilized 1200 ft dock • Electric rates more competitive • One of last “large” industrial sites available within close proximity to Portland • Exceptional rail service • Unemployment significantly higher that Portland MSA (8.8 %) • Significant investment made by PGE, the Port, the county, & the state…need to follow through on investments. Port of St Helens

  7. Scappoose Industrial Airpark • UGB still moving forward • Oregon Aero Building (22,000-SQ-FT Hanger manufacturing/Office space) • Master Plan update Port of St Helens

  8. Collaborative Project Targeting • Alignment w/Strategic Business Plan • Alignment w/NW Oregon’s CEDS & Columbia River West Industrial Corridor (Proposed) • Preliminary & frequent dialog w/ county & state • Collective stakeholder/partner direction to address project impacts (ie, Rail) Port of St Helens

  9. Final Thoughts / Questions Port of St Helens