Artisan Food Center Construction Well Underway
After years of strategizing, planning, fundraising, and marketing, the Port of Columbia is proud to announce that construction of the first building at Blue Mountain Station is about 50% complete.
The Artisan Food Center is a 6,912 square foot multi-tenant food processing building that is being paid for with a combination of grant funds, loan funds, and existing Port reserves. The building will be constructed to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards and is believed to be the first ever LEED Certified food processing building in the state. (See story in this newsletter explaining LEED certification.)
Western States Construction was awarded the contract to construct the building at a cost of $1,167,963. The company is located in Valley Ford, Washington, just south of Spokane. The building will be comprised of 5 individual food processing bays, a commercial kitchen, a retail area, and public restrooms. Artisan food items produced on site will be available for sale in the retail area.
We look forward to inviting the public to a ribbon cutting in the Spring of 2014.