The Port of Tacoma is accepting bids on a project to repair an aging warehouse on the Tacoma tide flats in order to continue to meet the needs of Port operations.
The warehouse at Terminal 7, located at 710 Port of Tacoma Road, was built approximately 70 years ago and currently serves as a temporary storage site for Ports America and Westwood Shipping Lines, the Japanese Self-Defense Force, and other military operations moving cargo through the area, according to Port of Tacoma staff, who appeared before the Port of Tacoma Commission in September to request funding for the project. The facility generates approximately $700,000 in revenue annually for the Port, according to Port staff, and 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.
The improvement project will patch the roof, repair and replace timber structural members and plywood siding, remove and replace existing light fixtures, cap fire sprinkler lines, remove canopies, install new gutters and downspouts, and install bioretention planter boxes. The bid deadline expires on Thurs., Oct. 30, at 2 p.m.. A pre-bid meeting and site visit will be held on Weds., Oct. 22, at 12 p.m. More information is available online here and here. The overall project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of the Port of Tacoma Terminal 7 warehouse rehabilitation project, click on the following links:
- Port of Tacoma Commission OKs $325K for warehouse rehabilitation project (Tacoma Daily Index, Sept. 11, 2014)
- Port could spend $330K to repair Terminal 7 warehouse (Tacoma Daily Index, Sept. 2, 2014)
Todd Matthews is editor of the Tacoma Daily Index, an award-winning journalist, and author of A Reporter At Large: A decade of Tacoma interviews, feature articles, and photographs. His journalism is collected online at wahmee.com.