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THE PORT REPORT Airport Industrial Way Phase 2.1 Construction
Airport Industrial Way Phase 2.1
On June 1, 2015 construction began on the second phase of Airport Industrial Way, located on the east side of Bremerton National Airport. Airport Industrial Way is a critical transportation link providing connectivity and freight mobility from State Highway 3 to Old Clifton Road, and eventually to Lake Flora Road.
The Port of Bremerton - Poised for Growth and Success The Port of Bremerton is poised for growth at the Bremerton National Airport and Industrial Park. Our ability to grow and be financially sustainable is supported by our overall success in managing Port resources – airport, industrial, and marine/park facilities. Commission President, Roger Zabinski - The Port launched an aggressive marketing and pricing plan that has successfully increased the occupancy at the Bremerton Marina from 23 percent to over 70 percent in just three years. Today, we’re constructing network infrastructure (Wi-Fi and security equipment) at Bremerton and Port Orchard Marinas and are planning studies to improve the Port Orchard Marina breakwater and docks. In the past several years the Port has installed infrastructure to create eight new, commercial pad-ready sites with utilities, giving us a total of 11 pad sites on more than 16 acres in the Industrial Park. The Port has paid down most of its debt and we have saved more than $14M in cash reserves for needed projects related to the Port’s airport, industrial park and marinas. Our real potential for economic development and revenue growth is at the Airport and Industrial Park. The question is, how best to attract new tenants to Kitsap County. To do that, the Port has been working with partners such as Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) and its subcommittee, Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) focused on aerospace and defense industry. We’re working with a national commercial real estate brokerage as well as industrial engineering and design firms to create site Master Plans for the Industrial Park and east side of the Airport. Currently, the Port’s industrial buildings are 100 percent leased. We’re exploring possibilities of constructing new industrial buildings for leasing and are working with engineering firms to be ‘design-ready’ for different types of buildings. The Port is poised for success and we’re actively focused on our mission of increasing economic development in the region by implementing targeted marketing and business development efforts to grow our industrial tenant base and add more jobs, while increasing private sector revenue to the Port. August 2015 - Port of Bremerton
This road network opens up approximately 600 acres of underdeveloped land on the east side of the airport as well as over 500 acres of privately owned industrial properties within the Puget Sound Industrial Center- Bremerton, a designated Industrial Manufacturing Center by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC). Phase 1 of the roadway was constructed in 2009, with a federal grant from the American Revitalization and Recovery Act (ARRA). The current project extends Airport Industrial Way from the terminus of Phase 1 to Old Clifton Road which consists of approximately 2,800 feet of road surface. The roadway has several environmentally unique features such as a fish passage culvert, a roundabout, lighting and fencing. It also includes pervious concrete shoulders and a pervious asphalt pedestrian path which will allow rain water to infiltrate into the ground instead of having to construct and place costly storm water piping and large detention and treatment ponds. A 9-foot diameter fish passage culvert will also be installed at the intersection of Old Clifton road and the Port property. WHH Nisqually Federal Services, LLC, out of Olympia, WA, was awarded the construction contract. The 80 day contract is expected to be completed around September 18, 2015, at a cost of $2,022,764. When completed, this project will provide more land for potential business looking to start up in the area or expand.