With space tight and demand for truck service growing, the Port of Seattle Commission is considering an interim truck parking site.
Land at Terminal 10 adjacent to existing cargo terminals and the West Seattle Bridge could serve as a temporary solution, officials said. The move would reduce truck traffic through nearby neighborhoods while the Port and the city determine a permanent location for area truckers.
"The Port, the city, our truckers, and our neighborhoods must all work together to find answers that work for communities and industry," said Commissioner Gael Tarleton. "Creating an interim truck parking location is a good first step, one that moves us toward a key goal of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy: clean trucks serving a green Port."
An initial authorization of $450,000 would cover design and preliminary improvements to the ten acre site, which could support approximately 250 parking spaces for trucks. The overall project is expected to cost more than $5 million.
If the commission approves the interim parking proposal at its regular meeting on March 25, all of the necessary improvements can be made by 2009, officials said.
Port of Seattle transportation facilities generate more than $12 billion in business revenue and $626 million in state and local taxes annually.