The Port of Portland, situated in Oregon, USA, has signed an agreement in principle with the Portland Diamond Project (PDP) to develop its Terminal 2 property.
The PDP, led by its founder and President Craig Cheek, is an organization supporting the effort to bring Major League Baseball (MLB) to the city of Portland.
A letter of intent, signed with the Port of Portland, begins a collaborative process with the City of Portland, and local communities, to create a Major League Baseball ballpark and community destination.
Terminal 2, which has been used to handle commodities such as steel rail, bulk ores, and other oversized international cargo, offers approximately 45 acres of riverfront property, with more than 2,000 linear feet of waterfront.
Cheek commented: “We believe this has the potential to be a transformative landmark project for this city. Building an iconic, state-of-the-art ballpark along the Willamette River will catalyze economic development and capture great views of both the urban scale of the city and regional character of the Pacific Northwest.
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“For the past year, we’ve been highly focused on securing the best possible property for development of a ballpark and have deeply analyzed multiple sites.
“Although additional options continue to present themselves, we are excited to announce that Terminal 2 is our preferred location and want to thank the Port of Portland for being such a great partner in this vision.”
The President of PDP has also committed to making the ballpark project sustainable, promising environmentally-friendly construction and opportunities for small businesses.