Work will start on March 6th. The approximately 45-acre plot is getting landscaping, water lines and the necessary technology for a business to open up shop. While they don't have any businesses committed to a space at this time, Port Manager Wanda Keefer said within a five year period, they hope to have at least 100 new jobs available in the park.
"We expect the contract to be wrapped up in 120 work days," said Keefer. "So as soon as this Fall we could begin to see businesses constructing their own facilities there with jobs before the end of 2014 we hope."
Keefer said this is the first phase of construction. They hope to expand the park beyond the current boundaries in the future.