City of Hermiston to Break Ground Today on South Industrial Park Project


The city of Hermiston will break ground today to extend paved road, water lines, sewer pipes, and upgraded electrical power to the South Hermiston Industrial Park (SHIP).

The utilities project is expected to be completed in four months and create about 16 shovel-ready parcels of light industrial property.

The SHIP is located west of Highway 395 near the Walmart Distribution Center and is made up of properties ranging from 1.5-20 acres, depending on market demand.

The construction project includes:

  • Paving and installing water and sewer lines to S.E. 10th Street between U.S. Highway 395 and E. Penney Avenue
  • Paving and installing water and sewer lines to a new road spur from S.E. 10th Street into Port of Umatilla property within the SHIP
  • Completing paving on S.E. Campbell Drive to E. Penney Avenue
  • Installing new underground power through Port of Umatilla property to loop with existing power along U.S. Highway 395.

The groundbreaking is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on E. Penney Avenue. To access the site, take Kelli Blvd. southwest from Highway 395 near the former Hermiston Foods plant and then take a right on E. Penney for a quarter of a mile.