Vancouver USA Secures Funds for Terminal 1

The Port of Vancouver USA has secured $4.7 million in the 2019 state capital budget for the next phase of redevelopment at Terminal 1, the port announced earlier this month.

The money will go toward designing and renovating Vancouver Landing, where the American Empress cruise ship docks are located, and designing and building the East Portal stormwater facility, where all the development’s runoff will be treated.

“We are extremely appreciative of the support and leadership of our legislators,” said port CEO Julianna Marler. “I especially want to recognize Senators Annette Cleveland and David Frockt, and Representative Monica Stonier for their tireless advocacy for Terminal 1 and Southwest Washington.”

“This is a project our community has continually told us they want to see built. This investment by the state of Washington leverages current public and private investments and gets Terminal 1 off to a strong start, so we can build a world-class waterfront that connects our community and brings us all together on the Columbia River.”

By Karen Robes Meeks