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.”