Port of Pasco
Creating a Vibrant Economy
The mission of a port district is to develop the economy within its geographic boundaries. At the Port of Pasco, that charge is taken seriously.
With centrally-located property options, transportation access, and a commitment to forge partnerships with other regional economic development and governmental organizations, the Port of Pasco is well-positioned to maintain and grow the region’s robust economy.
Serving a Variety of Property Needs
For businesses looking for high-end, waterfront office/technology space, the Port of Pasco has created the 20-acre Osprey Pointe mixed-use business center. Located in Pasco and near the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers, the site is one of the last remaining levy-free shorelines in the Tri-Cities. It is also one of the Port’s most valuable pieces of property because of its development potential, access to various transportation corridors and its natural setting along the Columbia River. Phase One includes five building sites, a two-acre commons area and a 20,000 square foot office building to serve as a catalyst for further development.
The Port’s 86-acre Tri-Cities Airport Business Center is ideally situated near the airport for commercial businesses. Its easy access to both freeways and the airport is ideal for office buildings or retail to serve Columbia Basin College, surrounding businesses, and residents. In addition, it offers a unique opportunity for businesses seeking access to the runway from their own hangar.
The Port also supports business needs for warehousing, manufacturing, fruit and vegetable packing, and assembly and distribution plants. The Big Pasco Industrial Center includes nearly 2-million-square-feet of improved buildings and developable acreage. The 70-acre Tri-Cities Airport East Side Industrial Park includes over 500,000 square feet of building space. The 50-acre Foster Wells Business Park is specifically designed for businesses seeking smaller parcels of land near food processors or wish to be in close proximity to the renowned Columbia Basin growing region.
Air, Rail, Road and Water Access
Each of the Port’s properties provides important transportation options. If a business needs road transportation, US-395, I-182, and Highway 12 are easily accessed. The Port’s recent work at Big Pasco has improved rail service, helping create a Pacific Northwest intermodal distribution point for incoming and outgoing freight. Rail service is also available at other Port properties.
Access to air is available at the Tri-Cities Airport, and barge service can be accessed at the Port’s Intermodal Transportation Center.
Airport Serving a Growing Region
A key ingredient in the economic development of any region is its air service.
Currently, the Tri-Cities Airport is undergoing a more than $42 million expansion and renovation project. It doubles the size of the terminal building to 110,000 square feet, improves existing facilities and includes important airfield modifications. The expansion, deemed as a “once in a lifetime project”, is expected to be complete in early 2017.
The Mid-Columbia region is a dynamic, growing, and appealing place to live and do business. The Port of Pasco is proud to play an important role in keeping the region strong.