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cashmere mill district property

Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority


When the Port purchased the site in 2008, it was an underutilized property in need of clean-up and restoration. Lumber milling on the site from the 1940s through the 1970s had left behind a large amount of wood waste and pockets of contaminated soil. Aided by Ecology, the Port undertook an aggressive $5 million redevelopment program.

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these two metal building systems were selected   as the Behlen Building of the Year for 2019

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For over $6.6 million, both buildings are pre-engineered steel buildings with aluminum panels at the canopy, aluminum storefront and curtainwall system, sectional vehicle doors, hollow metal personnel doors, and masonry and glass components. Buildings are approximately 16,000 square feet each. Interior work includes sealed concrete floors, exposed vapor barrier at perimeter walls and ceiling, steel bollards, fire suppression systems, under slab plumbing and drains, unit heaters, electrical service, lighting, and interior framed walls.


From a former lumber mill to a redeveloped business park with two new industrial buildings, the Sunset Highway property was transformed.

Pacific Engineering was part of the design team and provided comprehensive structural engineering and design support for the metal buildings systems. The Port was able to secure two anchor tenants: Hurst International (a fruit label printer and equipment manufacturer) and Blue Spirits Distilling for which our structural department provided specific tenant improvements to meet their unique facility needs.

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" Primarily I think what's important about this is getting the property productive again. There's been a lot of work that has gone into cleaning up the property, getting salable and usable. So once they get these two buildings up, there will be an opportunity for businesses to get established and eventually expand. "

Keith Goehner - Commissioner (Chelan County)

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