Pacific Coast Shredding seeks changes at Port of Vancouver site

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Pacific Coast Shredding has applied to reconfigure its 20-acre industrial site at the Port of Vancouver, a project the city will accept comments on through July 25.

The project would reorient the metal processing company's existing shredder, relocate its truck scales and entrance, demolish an administration building, and construct road-front improvements, an employee parking lot and a new administrative building.

The work will make way for construction of a 600-foot-long rail segment of the port's West Vancouver Freight Access project, an industrial rail loop being built to help port tenants expand and to serve the port's Terminal 5, where Australian mining giant BHP Billiton plans to construct a potash export facility. The port expects its $150 million West Vancouver Freight Access project to be completed in 2017.

Pacific Coast Shredding employs 110 people, up from 22 workers in 2000. The city does not expect the project to create adverse environmental impacts. Email comments to Jon Wagner, senior planner, at jon.wagner@cityofvancouver.us.