The Chronicle: “State Budget Allocates $750,000 for Centralia Station”

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State Budget Allocates $750,000 for Centralia Station
The Chronicle
July 2, 2013

Centralia Station received $750,000 for its stormwater project in the state budget.

Centralia Station is a proposed 43-acre development on the south end of Long Road.

The Port of Centralia had acquired about 30 acres for about $3 million for the multi use development just south of the Mellen Street interchange, Executive Director Kyle Heaton said in May.

The development aims to bring jobs, generate tax revenue and expand business in the Hub City. The project could create hundreds of jobs during construction and, upon completion, Centralia Station businesses could potentially employ more than 350 people permanently, according to the port and the Lewis Economic Development Council.

Centralia Station will take advantage of the new infrastructure being built as part of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s upgrades to Interstate 5.

The development is being designed to combine major retailers, community college facilities, medical offices, tech warehouses, sports fields and attract other businesses to the area.

The Legislature appropriated $18.7 million for 15 stormwater improvement projects statewide, including the new funding for Centralia Station.