Commissioners inked a sales agreement with Nutrien (formally Crop Production Services, CPS) of Loveland, Colorado at their January 16, 2018 meeting.  The 13 acre parcel of Port property is located south of the current Waste Water Treatment Facility and north of the Ostrom Mushroom Farm property on Midvale Road.  The property will accommodate both a dry and liquid fertilizer storage distribution facility for Nutrien.  Commissioner and staff have worked diligently during the last half of 2017 to bring Nurtien to the Port of Sunnyside.  "We are excited that Nutrien chose Sunnyside for their new facility and that this ag-related business will strengthen our committment to the economic vitality of the Lower Valley" said Jay Hester.

The property sale will require the Port to provide access to the road north of the proposed site as we as construct a switch and a rail spur that when finished will add delivery via rail car to traditional delivery methods.  As part of their process the Port will seek Yakima County Supporting Investment in Economic Diversity (SIED) and/or Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) funds to offset construction costs.

Construction is expected to begin in the coming months with completion by fall of 2018.  The new facility is projected to provide 15-20 living wage jobs.

Posted August 07, 2018

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