Port of Sunnyside - Current News

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Port applies to CERB for Planning Grant - March 27, 2017

The Port of Sunnyside is preparing to submit an application to the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) for funding to develop a 32 acre site between exit 67 and exit 69. The funds will help finance investment in infrastructure to promote economic and industrial development of public land. The Port plans on developing the property for future commercial development... Read More »


CERB Funding Approved for Brewery - January 25, 2017

On Thursday, January 19, 2017 the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved a $700,000 loan/grant combination for the Port of Sunnyside to modify the building located at 416 E Edison Ave. The building will be the future home of Varietal Brewing Company which will be used as a brewery, tap room and bottling facility. The project is scheduled to begin construction later this year... Read More »


Port Acquires Historic Property in Downtown Sunnyside

Port Acquires Historic Property in Downtown Sunnyside - January 05, 2017

The Port recently acquired the property located at 501 E. Edison Ave in Sunnyside. The location once housed an International Harvester dealership and an automotive company to name a few of the various industries to set up show in the downtown building. Plans are currently underway to determine how the building will be utilized next... Read More »


Meier Architecture to Design Brewery - December 07, 2016

Meier Architecture of Kennewick, Washington has been chosen to design the Port's newest project - a brewery in downtown Sunnyside. The future home of Varietal Brewing will be at the old Funny Farm building located at 416 E. Edison Ave. The project is in the design phase with an expected completion date to be sometime in 2017... Read More »


Banlin Construction on Site at Water Building - September 29, 2016

Construction has recently begun at the Water Department Building located at 501 Grant Ave. Banlin Construction is working to update the former Water Works Building to be the future home of Co Dinn Cellars. Construction is expected to be complete by early 2017... Read More »


Port Sells 23 Acres to Darigold - August 26, 2016

At a special meeting held August 26, 2016, Port Commissioners approved the Commercial and Real Estate Agreement for the sale of approximately 23 acres to Darigold. The purchase is contingent upon environmental testing and a property land survey... Read More »


Carnation Demolition - Bid Awarded - May 24, 2016

The Carnation demolition bid has been awarded to Harry Johnson Plumbing Excavation of Walla Walla, WA. A total of five bids were accepted on May 12, 2016 with the lowest bid of $418,008.92 coming from Harry Johnson Plumbing Excavation. The site is expected to be ready for development in late Fall of 2016... Read More »


New Property Purchase - April 26, 2016

On Monday, April 25, 2016 Port Commissioners approved the purchase of 501 E. Edison Avenue located on the corner of South Fifth Street and East Edison Avenue. There are no immediate plans for the building but we do believe this purchase adds to our efforts in assisting the revitalization of downtown Sunnyside. 501 E. Edison Ave., Sunnyside, WA 98944... Read More »


Co Dinn Cellars Dedicated to Yakima Valley - September 18, 2015

Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/09/17/co-dinn-cellars-yakima-valley-podcast... Read More »


Water Works Building

Water Works Building - May 12, 2015

This 5,000 sq. ft. former City of Sunnyside Water Works building, built in 1930, offers a great brick facade, is well constructed and is close to the local museum, central park and downtown core. Ample parking is in close proximity. Eighty-five years of history and a central location make this commercial building a perfect setting for a local winery or craft brewery. Port of Sunnyside industrial waste water access is a plus for any type of processing business. Located in Sunnyside, Washington ... Read More »



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