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Osprey Pointe project underway and requires cutting down trees

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PASCO, Wash. -- The Osprey Pointe is a unique 110 acre business park along the shores of the Columbia River in Pasco. The park, located at the intersection of Ainsworth Avenue and Oregon Avenue in Pasco has ¾ mile direct riverfront access and unobstructed views of the Columbia River.  It is intended to be a vibrant mixed-use community offering public waterfront trails and open spaces alongside buildings for research and development companies, professional service firms, commercial activities, high technology businesses and light manufacturing facilities.

The first phase of the project has begun and it involves taking down hundreds of trees.

"There's a number of potential hazards along that waterfront associated with the trees that were dead, limbs that are falling that have come across the trail.  We've never had an issue but we've always been concerned about that," says Jim Toomey, the Executive Director of the Port.

So they already began taking down hundreds of trees.  Toomey says they had a study done on the area and only eight of the trees they took down are considered "alive and viable."

Toomey also says once weather permits, they will plant 50 new trees in the first phase of the area.

For more information about the business park contact Sam Good at 509-547-3378 or sgood@portofpasco.org.