Mackenzie is working for a regional consortium of public and private funders—including Metro, the State of Oregon’s Business Oregon, Port of Portland, Portland Business Alliance, and the Oregon Chapter of NAIOP, the national commercial and industrial development association—to inventory and identify infrastructure and policy strategies for industrial land in the Portland metropolitan area.
Performed in two phases, the project produced a GIS-based industrial site inventory based on development readiness. Phase II work included identifying the 12 most strategically-important industrial sites and conducting a detailed analysis of development constraints, detailed actions/requirements/costs for addressing the barriers to development readiness, and preliminary market opportunities and economic benefit for development of such sites. Work specifically included identification of short and long-term transportation infrastructure needs and developing planning level cost estimates to construct necessary improvements.
In 2014, the team updated the original Phase I inventory prepared in 2011.