Port of Tacoma issues final environmental analysis of Tideflats terminal redevelopments

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Port of Tacoma issues final environmental analysis of Tideflats terminal redevelopments

The Port of Tacoma has completed analyzing potential environmental impacts of planned Tacoma Tideflats terminal, road, rail and utility infrastructure developments.

The final Environmental Impact Statement for the Blair-Hylebos Peninsula Terminal Redevelopment is part of the environmental review process conducted under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Elements of the redevelopment plans for the Blair-Hylebos Peninsula include:

  • Relocating Totem Ocean Trailer Express to a newly developed terminal
  • Building a new international container terminal
  • Widening a section of the Blair Waterway
  • Lengthening a wharf at Washington United Terminal
  • Improving road, rail and utility infrastructure
  • Improving and restoring wildlife habitat

The final Environmental Impact Statement is available for review on the Port's website at www.portoftacoma.com/feis, at the Tacoma Public Library, Pierce County Library System or Washington State Library headquarters, and at the Port of Tacoma administrative building at One Sitcum Way in Tacoma.

About the Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound, with more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 jobs across Washington state connected to Port activities. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America, handling more than $36 billion in annual trade and almost 2 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent container units). The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles and trucks. To learn more about the Port of Tacoma, visit www.portoftacoma.com.


Contact: Tara Mattina, (253) 428-8674

 

 

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