The old buildings that housed the Pacific Wood Treating plant have been removed from the Port of Ridgefield property as you can see from the picture above, and lots of changes will soon be made Here’s an update on what’s going on at the port, from Randy Mueller, Director of Business Development:
“A few months ago the Steam Enhanced Remediation process concluded, and the big tent and all of the equipment were dismantled. All the buildings and their foundations have been demolished, except for the port office which is staying put. The area between the river bank and the railroad tracks is being re-contoured, and then the big piles of clean soil will be spread out as a protective earthen “cap” over the whole site.
After that, Division Street will be cleaned up and rebuilt, and the waterfront trail from the boat launch to the wildlife refuge will be constructed. All of that work is scheduled to be complete by the end of October this year.
As a later phase of the project, the port is applying for grant funding for benches, trashcans, and other amenities to come at a later date.”