Chelan County Port District Receives State Funding for Cashmere Mill Site Road Work

January 26, 2011

Chelan County

Port District has obtained a one million dollar loan from the State for road work associated with the Port’s

Cashmere Mill site development. The Port is collaborating with the City of Cashmere to complete infrastructure

improvements to a section of Sunset Highway which runs through the mill site property. The District’s Capital

Project’s Director, Laura Jaeckes (Jakes) describes what the funding will pay for.

Getting the loan

repayment deferall allows the Port to begin the project immediately and pay the loan over the long term. Including

the loan the Port has budgeted a total of 1.133 million dollars toward the project. Jaeckes also explains what the

vision is for future development at the old lumber sawmill site . . .

While the Sunset Highway work is

expected to get underway this coming summer, Jaeckes says there’s a lot more infrastructure work remaining before

the property can be developed . .

Port Commission President JC Baldwin said the Sunset Highway Improvement

Project will be a, “great connection for a potential business to the utilities needed and connection to Cashmere’s

downtown business district.”