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Thursday, March 01, 2007

 

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One of the West Coast’s major rail yards is set to increase by 34.3 acres by 2009. The Port of Vancouver began purchasing land last month for a new rail line that will help alleviate current congestion on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line while also preparing for future business. According to port officials, more than 70% of cargo passing through the port is by rail. That number is expected to increase with the proposed Columbia Gateway project. A new rail line will also decrease train delays on the main line. The expansion plan at the port also includes an offline rail car storage area, 50 new jobs, and an opportunity for further development in industrial areas to the south and east of the current BNSF rail yard.


An increasing population is fueling a construction boom in Clark County. A new $40 million retail development known as Grand Central will serve those new residents, especially those in the downtown and southwest area of the city. One of the main attractions at the shopping center will be a 135,000-square-foot Fred Meyer. The site, developed by Killian Pacific, and leased by MBM Properties, will also feature eight other buildings and an additional 20-25 tenants, according to Mert Meeker, president of MBM. Construction begins in early summer 2007 and is expected to wrap by March 2008.


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