Port could spend $330K to repair Terminal 7 warehouse

An aging warehouse on the Port of Tacoma tide flats could soon be repaired in order to continue to meet the needs of Port operations.

According to Port of Tacoma officials, the warehouse at Terminal 7, located at 710 Port of Tacoma Road, is used for temporary storage of military cargo during load-in/load-out operations, and is partly occupied by Port of Tacoma customers for handling breakbulk and containerized cargo. Age and use have deteriorated the warehouse’s canopies and some interior framing. When it rains, water leaks into the warehouse, endangering the cargo and impacting the structure of the warehouse, according to Port of Tacoma officials. A $330,000 improvement project will remove the canopies, add new gutters, and repair damage to the siding and structure of the building. So far, the Port of Tacoma has spent $30,000 on the project. The design phase is expected to be completed by the end of this month. The overall project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The Port of Tacoma Commission is scheduled to vote on whether to spend $300,000 to complete the upgrades during a public meeting on Thurs., Sept. 4, at 12 p.m., at the Fabulich Center (Room 104), located at 3600 Port of Tacoma Road. A copy of the agenda is available online here. A copy of the staff memo is available online here. Port of Tacoma Commission meetings are streamed live online at portoftacoma.com/about/commission.