Mon, Oct 14, 2019
Home Town Debate
Willapa Harbor Herald • Town Crier
Traveler's Companion
(360) 942-3466 • PO Box 706, Raymond, WA 98577

Hearing scheduled for plans to develop Winlock Industrial Park

Comment   Email   Print
Related Articles
The preliminary plat submitted to Winlock by developer Benaroya, outlining the possible location of buildings within the Winlock Industrial Park along I-5. A public hearing to discuss plans for the development will be held Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

The Winlock Planning Commission is seeking public input on the development of the Winlock Industrial Park as developers are preparing to take official steps to begin construction.

Located on N. Military Rd. between Winlock High School and I-5, efforts have been made to develop the area since 2008, with Lewis County Commissioners offering strong support as the location is far above the Chehalis River Basin and would not be shut down in the event of a large flood, such as those that have plagued the Chehalis and Centralia areas in recent years.

Development of the industrial park, along with neighboring Mickelsen Parkway, has been contingent upon the installation of utility lines from Winlock to the location (a project previously estimated to cost around $4 million), and, though the city has commissioned an engineering study for the project funded by a $200,000 grant from Lewis County, the acquisition of property for a pump station has reportedly held up the report.

With the study anticipated to be completed in the coming months, more deliberate efforts are being made to acquire funding for utility line construction, as well as approve plans for development of the area. A preliminary plat submitted in June by developer Benaroya shows a rough outline of where facilities are expected to be built, with roughly 10 structures expected to cover 322.4 acres.

It has been stated by Winlock officials in the past they hope development of the industrial park will help bring jobs to the area, as well as reduce the high sewer and water rates in town, which are currently the highest in Lewis County.

Those who wish to speak on the issue of the development may do so at a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Winlock City Hall. For more information or for accommodations, call (360) 785-3811.

Read more from:
TC - Government
Tags: 
None
Share: 
Comment   Email   Print
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: