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Yakima County prioritizes public development projects

YAKIMA - Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners voted to prioritize a list of 13 proposed public development projects. Creating a prioritized list will help open the doors for possible state and federal funding for the various projects.

Among the list of projects, there are seven that are sited in the Lower Yakima Valley. Ranked at number four is the Port of Grandview's Yakima Valley Community College Grape and Wine Center. According to county officials, the Port is working with the college to develop a wine business incubator and a state of the art viticulture and enology classroom and laboratory.

The City of Sunnyside's wastewater treatment plant improvements are ranked number six on the list. The project includes improving and expanding the city's existing treatment facility.

Also making the list is the Port of Sunnyside's wetlands creation project, which is ranked at number seven; and the Northeast Sunnyside infrastructure project, which is ranked at number eight. Ranked at number nine is the Port of Sunnyside's industrial business park infrastructure project. Ranked at number 11 is the City of Mabton's new well and upgraded line project. Rounding out the projects is the Port of Sunnyside's vocational skills and technology skills project, which is ranked at number 13.

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