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The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) announced last Friday that the Port of Port Angeles will receive a $50,000 grant for the Marine Trades Industrial Park site plan. The grant will partially fund the feasibility study/master plan for the Marine Trades Industrial Park located at the former KPly mill site on Marine Drive in Port Angeles. The study/plan will include a preferred site layout alternative that will maximize the utilization of the 19 acres of waterfront property, a cost estimate and a project phasing schedule. The CERB funds will be matched with $50,000 of budgeted Port funds to complete the Marine Trade Industrial site plan.
“The CERB team was integral in the Port receiving this grant,” stated Jesse Waknitz, the Port’s Environmental Manager. “With CERB’s assistance through the grant process and their funding support, the former KPly mill site is well on its way to becoming a job producer for Clallam County once again.” Waknitz was the Port’s lead in applying for and receiving this CERB grant.
CERB approved $172,500 total in public investments for infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies geared toward business growth and job creation in Clallam, Spokane and Whitman counties. Also in Clallam County, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will receive a $50,000 grant for their wastewater infrastructure planning support study.