Grandview port looking to 2015

Further construction is planned next year for a new cul de sac in the Port of Grandview’s Wallace Way Business Park. Businesses served by the cul de sac will include The Pallet Place, which earlier this year purchased land in the park.


Further construction is planned next year for a new cul de sac in the Port of Grandview’s Wallace Way Business Park. Businesses served by the cul de sac will include The Pallet Place, which earlier this year purchased land in the park.



GRANDVIEW – During their last meeting of 2014, Port of Grandview commissioners looked ahead to 2015.

Thursday night, commissioners held their monthly business meeting and agreed to move forward with plans for the Wallace Way Business Park.

The port is in the process of constructing a cul de sac in the business park to service The Pallet Place, which earlier this year purchased about five acres in the business park from the Port of Grandview to expand its business.

Last night, port commissioners followed the advice of engineer Travis Marden in holding off on sidewalk construction in the cul de sac until warmer weather returns next spring. However, a sidewalk on Wallace Way will be completed this year to ensure pedestrian safety along the busy roadway.

Also in 2015, the port may get started on hiring a firm to assist with design and planning for about 22 acres it purchased in the Higgins Way area.

“I’d like to start lining up someone ASAP,” said Commissioner Richard Shenyer. “I’d like to see dirt turning a year from now.”

Jim Sewell, president of the Port of Grandview board of commissioners, suggested checking with consultant Gregg Dohrn, who is assisting the port with the Higgins Way property. “He may have some contacts,” said Sewell.

Speaking of contacts, the port next year also hopes to follow up with industries that may be possible candidates to locate in this area.

Commissioner Dr. Ron Grow motioned, with unanimous approval, to have one of the commissioners and Executive Director Jessica Hansen travel to a natural food expo in Anaheim, Calif. next March to follow up with industry contacts.

The board also gave the nod for Hansen to pursue having the port purchase and install Quickbooks software on a computer, rather than the monthly cost of an online version of the accounting software.

Port of Grandview commissioners will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at 7 p.m. at 1313 W. Wine Country Rd.



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