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More light-industrial space coming to Portside

Plans are to develop 14 acres that once was a pond

By , Columbian staff writer

There seems to be demand enough to build more light-industrial property in Clark County.

Beaverton, Ore., firm Specht Development has proposed building a third phase of its robust Portside Industrial Park, just months after hitting full occupancy on its 350,000-square-foot facility.

The new property could site up to four tenants in its own 285,000-square-foot facility, according to pre-application documents submitted to the city of Vancouver. The site is planned just west of where Mill Plain Boulevard and Fourth Plain Boulevard converge.

Plans are to develop 14 acres that used to be a pond. The land is already being filled and graded under an earlier-approved permit, according to the application.

Companies already working at Portside include horticulture light supplier Sunlight Supply, regional delivery company OnTrac and Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company.

The news also coincides with today’s ribbon-cutting of the Port of Vancouver’s own vast industrial property, the Centennial Industrial Building. That 125,000-square-foot facility is still seeking its first tenant.

Columbian staff writer