Parcel 77 Automobile Import Terminal

KPFF Consulting Engineers/Port of Tacoma

Tacoma, Washington

Port of Tacoma Parcel 77

The Parcel 77 project consists of redeveloping a 96-acre property into an automobile import terminal. The property was formerly the site of the Kaiser Aluminum Smelter and has been the subject of numerous phases of environmental cleanup by the Port of Tacoma. The facility processes include inventory, outfitting with accessories, minor auto-body repairs, limited fueling, and washing. Automobiles will be transported to inland markets via rail and trucks.
Site development included:

  • Grading the property with a graded aggregate base and asphalt of varying thickness to accommodate light- and medium-duty vehicle storage and haul away loading areas.
  • Installing new rail spurs and rail loadlines along the south end of the property, as well as offsite rail improvements including rail spurs and upgrades within an existing rail easement and on Alexander Avenue and Taylor Way.
  • Constructing a new processing/administration building, car wash and body shop building, rail support maintenance building, and guard houses.
  • Providing approximately 200 employee parking spaces and landscaping.
  • Installing utilities (water, gas, sanitary sewer, fiber optics) and stormwater infrastructure, including enhanced stormwater treatment consisting of treatment vaults and bioretention systems.

Hart Crowser’s involvement included subsurface exploration, pavement and earthwork recommendations, wet weather construction consulting, and construction observation.