Projects & Proposals
In April of 2016, the Board of Commissioners adopted a Strategic Business Plan as a roadmap to generate jobs and economic growth for the region. That plan identified the lease of Bridgeview Terminal as a strategy in reaching their goal of achieving full cost recovery at leased terminals.
The Port sought a new operating tenant for Bridgeview Terminal following the expiration of its contract with Kinder Morgan, which included issuing both a Request for Interest and for Proposal to ensure maximized use of the Terminal. Proposals were evaluated by the process outlined in the Commission-adopted Project Vetting policy, which identified IRM as the front-runner in best operating the underutilized facility.
October 11, 2017 - Regular Commission Meeting, Presentation to Board
October 13, 2017 - Special Commission Meeting, Presentation to Board
October 18, 2017 - Special Commission Meeting to consider suite of lease documents
Lease Agreement - under Commission consideration
-- Section 8.5 references ILWU-PMA Pacific Coast Longshore and Clerk's Agreement
Dockage Agreement - under Commission consideration
Wharfage Agreement - under Commission consideration
Berth 4 Redevelopment
Built in 1927, the Port's Berth 4 was home to the bustling Continental Grain Terminal for 60 years until the late 1980s, when the facility was shut down. For the next decade, the dock was used as a lay berth to park ships waiting to unload. When it became evident the 87-year-old dock had reached the end of its useful life, the Port began a multi-phase project to redevelop the site.
Phase 1 began with the removal of the old timber decking in March 2014, followed by the removal of over 1,000 creosote-treated pilings in 2015. In 2016, the Port finished construction of seven new dolphins in its place that are used to tie up vessels while they're waiting to be loaded or unloaded.
Phase 2 of the project will commence in 2017, which includes a full site hazard assessment and estimate for upland demolition of the silos and adjacent facilities.
With an eye on future growth, the Port purchased the 280-acre Barlow Point property 4 miles west of the Port of Longview's main facility in 2010. It's extremely rare to find such a large, undeveloped piece of land on deep-water shipping channel, and our goal is to put the property to its highest and best use to create revenue, jobs and tax dollars.
In summer 2014, Port Commissioners selected KPFF Consulting from 3 firms to create a master plan for Barlow Point. The plan - a blueprint for future growth - will outline the next steps to develop the property and determine what infrastructure is needed and how much it will cost.
The KPFF evaluation is a multi-year process which began with a Phase 1 feasibility that included preliminary analysis related to development of Barlow Point property as a marine terminal, conceptual plan development, due diligence investigations and a market analysis.
Phase 2 scope of work (currently underway) builds on the previous information and includes preliminary river current assessment, levee infrastructure assessment, survey work, easement investigation and document support, agency coordination and development for request for interest (RFI).