Property Resolution Reached

Port Executive Director Larry Paulson signs the C.R.A.N.E. Agreement while Port Consul Lisa Lowe looks on, October 2003
Aerial of Columbia Gateway, 2004

Columbia Gateway development agreement reached

In the fall of 2003, an agreement was reached that settled 12 years of controversy over more than 1,000 acres of port property known as Columbia Gateway. Acquired over three decades and intended for industrial development, Columbia Gateway had been in development limbo over environmental concerns and lawsuits. Included in the 2003 agreement were the stipulations that more than 542 acres of the parcel would be designated as natural habitat, and 517 acres could be developed for industrial use and jobs creation.