Port Authority – port land expansion strategy and implementation
Port authority and its clients were so land constrained that most were operating at almost double the design and land capacity thresholds. To continue to grow, port had to significantly increase off-port land banks. The port’s location was in area with a challenging political environment not receptive to further port expansion.
An off-port land expansion strategy was developed that highlighted the port’s main business lines as being ‘clean business; the benefits of consolidating port activities nearer to the port were presented; an innovative revenue sharing program with the predominant municipality was structured; and the beneficial economic impact of new business to the city and its citizenry detailed.
THE NET RESULTS:
A more receptive political environment; potential land use changes resulting in 300 acres coming on stream for port use; and a closer worming relationship between city and port.