In August of 2015, the Port of Hood River purchased a nine-acre brownfield located at the site of the former Lower Hanel Mill, in Odell (“Site”). The goal of the purchase was to clean up the underutilized land, create four buildable lots, and return the site to productive use by the private sector to create jobs, and meet the area’s unmet high demand for industrial properties.
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The Port of Hood River was awarded a grant to fund a portion of the work through the Oregon Brownfield Cleanup program in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality, and Business Oregon. The clean up work was completed in August of 2016.
Unforeseen water pressure issues have delayed development of the site, and the Port has been working with Crystal Springs Water District (CSWD) since June of 2016 to resolve them. The Port is proposing to install 1,350 linear feet of 10” main line along Stadelman drive. This project will connect two CSWD lines that are not currently connected, thereby increasing water pressure to the entire system as well as the Port’s development site. The estimated cost of this project is $400,000 and will be owned by CSWD once the work is complete. The Port and CSWD are currently negotiating an Intergovernmental Agreement with the hopes of completing the installation in Spring of 2018.
Once that is complete, the Port will be able to finalize sales of three industrial lots, ranging in size from 1.86 to 2.81 acres. The Port has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with a private party for the eventual purchase and development of 2 of the 3 lots.
The remaining 4.87 acre lot contains a wetland that must be filled before it can be developed. The permits to fill and mitigate this wetland are in process and the Port anticipates construction beginning in 2018.
The Port has received land use approvals, with conditions to construct four buildings totaling 149,570 sf.
Development & Property Manager
Port of Hood River
Phone: (541) 386-1645