Long Beach Port Offers Park Funding

Long Beach Port Offers Park Funding

Six projects aimed toward augmenting greenspace and parks recently received a boost of more than $4.3 million from the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Recipients of the Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program include: • City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services –$21,472 for Stephens Middle School edible garden • Camp Fire Angeles – $645,286 for Discovery Trail at DeForest Park • The Salvation Army – $670,000 for the Red Shield Youth and Community Center at Long Beach Boulevard and Spring Street • City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine – $981,280…
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New Portland Commissioners

New Portland Commissioners

Katherine Lam and Meg Niemi are the newest members of the nine-member Port of Portland Commission, replacing outgoing Commissioners Tom Chamberlain and Gary Young. Lam, who is president and co-owner of Bambuza Hospitality Group, and Niemi, who has been president of SEIU Local 49 for more than 13 years, were appointed by Gov. Kate Brown. The Oregon Senate approved the appointments Nov. 20. “It's a great honor to serve the Port of Portland in this capacity,” said Lam. “Portland has an award-winning international airport with an exciting expansion ahead of it. I look forward to building on that momentum to…
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Long Beach to Discuss On-Dock Rail

The Port of Long Beach is inviting stakeholders to a community meeting to discuss Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, the key component of the port’s $1 billion rail improvement program. The facility will allow cargo to be placed on trains rather than trucks when it arrives at marine terminals, curbing truck use in the area. According to the port, the first arrival, departure and storage tracks are set to be operational in 2024, with more tracks being completed in 2030. The project is expected to be finalized in 2032. The meeting will take place at 11 a.m., at the…
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Seattle Seeks Cruise Terminal Input

Seattle Seeks Cruise Terminal Input

The Port of Seattle is seeking input on a proposed cruise terminal at Terminal 46. The public will have until 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 to weigh in on the proposal, which calls for the development of a new 29-acre cruise terminal that would meet the growing demands of the port’s cruise business. A pair of EIS Public Scoping Meetings/Open Houses, which will provide an opportunity to hear more about the project and weigh in on its potential environmental impact, are scheduled for the coming weeks. Feedback will be gathered and considered for the project’s SEPA analysis. The first meeting…
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Seattle Meeting to Discuss Marine Noise

Seattle Meeting to Discuss Marine Noise

Leading maritime agencies gathered in Seattle recently to discuss efforts to curb underwater noise that is harming endangered Southern Resident killer whales. Representatives of the Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Northwest Seaport Alliance, Washington State Ferries, NOAA, and the Puget Sound Partnership teamed to bring about a workshop that could help lower the noise pollution for the orcas, who have a hard time hunting and communicating underwater because of the noise. “It was heartening to have such a broad range of expertise in the same room committed to tackling the critical issue of orca survival in the Salish Sea,”…
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New Art for Redwood City Waterfront

New Art for Redwood City Waterfront

The Port of Redwood City’s waterfront will soon feature the work of Bay Area street artist Marlon Yanes. On Nov. 20, the port will unveil Yanes’ art during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The paintings feature a 3-D mural depicting the inside of a sailboat cabin, utility box artwork honoring the port’s history and a series of nautical-themed light posts. “These fresh bursts of colorful public art are one of the many ways we’re working to invite more of the community to enjoy our waterfront,” said Port Executive Director Kristine Zortman. “With so many recreational opportunities here along the waterfront, we…
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Port of Seattle to Fund Creek Remediation

Port of Seattle to Fund Creek Remediation

Port of Seattle Commissioners moved to fund a portion of the Miller Creek restoration project in collaboration with the cities of Burien and SeaTac. The motion to negotiate an inter-local agreement to allocate $800,000 of the $3.5 million joint project would help with the replacement of a failing culvert and the creation of 450 feet of new salmon spawning habitat on port land along Des Moines Memorial Drive. The creek supports existing runs of Coho salmon. “When fully funded, this project will help restore Miller Creek to a more natural state, cooling and filtering the water to restore salmon habitat,”…
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Everett Budget Supports Port Upgrades

Everett Budget Supports Port Upgrades

The Port of Everett’s $66.2 million budget for 2020 reflects a significant investment in its future and that of the region. The 2020 fiscal plan includes $24.7 million in operating/non-operating expenses and $24.3 million in capital investment. Approximately $6.5 million has been put aside for environmental remediation and public access projects, and $9.2 million to pay the principal and interest of the port long-term debt. The $24.3 million capital investment – $103.1 million through 2024 – will help fund 45 projects that further the port’s Strategic Plan. The plan includes upgrades to Seaport facilities, development of the former Kimberly-Clark mill…
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San Diego Seaport Village Gains Tenants

San Diego Seaport Village Gains Tenants

Three popular local businesses will soon call the Port of San Diego’s Seaport Village home. Port commissioners recently voted to approve leases for Mike Hess Brewing, Mr. Moto Pizza, and Spill the Beans, all of which are expected to open in 2020. Mike Hess Brewing, which currently has locations in Miramar, North Park, Imperial Beach and Ocean Beach, will occupy a space along the waterfront boardwalk in the Carousel District north of the Pier Café. It will feature a beer tasting room and patio area with a full-service restaurant. Mr. Moto Pizza will open its sixth location taking the space…
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Long Beach Awards Sponsorships

Long Beach Awards Sponsorships

Approximately $376,000 have been awarded to 124 community projects by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, which govern the Port of Long Beach. Funding – which benefit area organizations dedicated to the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation – was provided to the Cambodia Town Culture Parade and Festival, the Shared Science 2020 Tech Girls Workshop, the Long Beach Homeless Coalition’s LB Homelessness Ally Program and the Community Action Team’s 30‐Minute Beach Cleanups. “Long Beach has an abundance of wonderful organizations that produce impressive events and programs. We’re honored to be able to support them through our sponsorship…
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