includes plans for a new public water system to serve site
an effort to diversify the tax base and create family wage
jobs for the Burbank community, the Port has begun efforts
to develop a new industrial park.
In December 2002, after many years
of effort, the Port successfully traded 122 acres of wetland
property located at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake
to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in return for 158 acres
of developable property adjacent to U.S. Highway 12.
Since acquiring the property, the Port
has created an industrial park master plan to help guide its
The plan envisions a mixed-use development
including light industrial and commercial areas in an attractively
landscaped industrial park environment.
The Port is currently in the process
a new public water system to serve the Burbank area site. In
addition to meeting the needs of the industrial park, the new
system will have capacity to serve other surrounding water districts
should they need an additional water source in the future.
The Port is seeking state and federal
financial assistance for construction of the water system in
fiscal year 2005.
Web site keeps you posted
on economic development actions
When you have questions about Walla Walla County, the Port
of Walla Walla Web site is a great place to go.
Among other things, the site provides
a ready source of information about population, employment,
economic development plans and available industrial sites
and buildings. You can use the site to access Port staff
and the Walla Walla Small Business Center.
Visitors will also discover easy
links to Web sites for the Walla Walla Regional Airport
and the U.S. Highway 12 Coalition.
Getting there is easy. It’s