The Port has formally withdrawn its consent to annex West Hayden Island into the City of Portland.
Annexation of this Port-owned property would have preserved 500 acres as open space for habitat restoration and recreational amenities and 300 acres for future marine industrial development supporting local jobs and private investment.
While the Port was agreeable to mitigation exceeding state and federal requirements, the City’s proposed annexation terms simply made the 300 acres unviable in the marketplace. Given the substantial costs and conditions, the Port determined that investment of any additional time and money into the process is not justified.
The Port will continue to manage West Hayden Island for uses supporting our strategic objectives including eventual development of marine terminal facilities and is currently reassessing options. The Port believes future annexation and development prospects are possible.
West Hayden Island
Letter to Mayor Hales