OLYMPIA – Planning and design funding in the amount of $250,000 for the Port of Olympia’s Marine Center request to help catalyze redevelopment of a formerly industrial area on the Olympia waterfront near Swantown Marina was included in the State’s capital budget in its 2021 legislative session on April 25, 2021.
“We greatly appreciate the legislative leadership providing funding that will be a catalyst to spur further development on our underused land,” said Port of Olympia Executive Director Sam Gibboney. “Our hope is that this new building will be the new home for The Puget Sound Estuarium and other marine-related non-profits, which encourage community members to explore animals and plants in their local estuaries, where freshwater and saltwater meet.”
As part of the Thurston Shared Legislative Partnership, the Port would also like to extend appreciation to the legislative leadership for funding the Nisqually Environmental Impact Study / I-5 Nisqually Delta, and the Tumwater Craft District Craft beverage and lab instrumentation projects. All project funding will provide multiple and broad benefits to the entire region.