Port of Vancouver USA opens new light-industrial facility
Green Globes-certified building offers access to river, road and rail, Vancouver’s downtown
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA and its partners today opened a new light-industrial building that has unparalleled access to transportation and is a stone’s throw from Vancouver’s distinctive downtown.
Dignitaries from across the state and region spoke at the port’s Centennial Industrial Building grand opening this morning, including Washington State Sen. Annette Cleveland; Washington State Rep. Monica Stonier; Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle; port Commissioner Jerry Oliver; Chris Green with the Washington State Department of Commerce; and Columbia River Economic Development Council President Mike Bomar.
“Today we celebrate what happens when you have a solid team with a solid vision and the right tools to make it happen,” said Bomar. “We’re excited to show this space off – while it lasts – to existing companies who now have the opportunity to stay and grow here as well as the many new companies who have discovered that Clark County is one of the premier locations to do business in the country.”
Centennial Industrial Building is ideal for businesses in advanced manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. Located in the port’s Centennial Industrial Park, the facility is close to major interstate highways, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad mainlines and Portland International Airport. It offers 125,000 square feet of sustainably built industrial space that can be customized to fit businesses’ needs.
The facility was recognized by the Green Building Initiative (GBI) with a Two Green Globes certification for resource efficiency and reduction of environmental impacts in design and construction. It is the only industrial project in the city of Vancouver to be certified with the GBI rating system.
Mackenzie provided architecture; structural and civil engineering; landscape architecture; land-use planning services; and Green Globes assessment services. System Design Consultants provided engineering services for mechanical, electrical and plumbing. Corp Inc Construction was the general contractor.
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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Mackenzie is a provider of professional design services comprised of professionals in architecture and interior design; structural, civil and traffic engineering; land use and transportation planning; and landscape architecture. For more information, please visit www.mcknze.com or call 360-695-7879.