The public may now view a draft plan to modernize Westport Marina at the Port of Grays Harbor in Washington state.
The plan, which is expected to be considered by the port commission in December, was developed in the last nine months with consultant Moffatt & Nichol as a blueprint for the strategy and phased upgrades to the marina, considered “the hub of tribal, commercial, charter and recreational fishing on Washington’s Coast,” according to the port.
“The Draft Marina Modernization Plan is a critical planning document for the future of the Westport Marina,” Port Commissioner Tom Quigg said. “We have a clear path forward to rebuild and rehabilitate the Westport Marina. We look forward to working with our stakeholders and local, state and federal partners to make this concept a reality.”
Westport Marina General Manager Molly Bold said the release of the draft plan is an exciting time for the marina, whose activities along with its uplands account for almost 2,300 jobs and more $227 million in annual business revenue in rural Southwest Washington.
“After a decade of foundational investments and improvements at the marina, we are poised to address the most important piece of all, the floating dock infrastructure,” Bold said. “We recognize the projects put forth in the plan will impact every single boater at one phase or another, but these lasting infrastructure improvements will benefit our commercial, recreation, and charter fishermen for generations to come.”
The draft plan can be found at portofgraysharbor.com.