Chelan County Port works with PUD to explore relocation to Olds Station


WENATCHEE- Chelan County Port District Commissioners have agreed to work with the Chelan County PUD to explore options for possibly building a new PUD operations center at Olds Station in north Wenatchee.

The agreement also calls for looking at future options for the PUD’s existing buildings at Wenatchee Avenue and Fifth Street and on Hawley Street. Port Commissioner, Don Etherington discussed those options with NCWLIFE News.

“There is a possibility that the Port would be engaged in trying to reuse their proposed abandoned fifth street property,” Etherington said. “We think there is a role for the Port to play both in selling the property to them and looking at the re-development of fifth street.”

A third element of the agreement will be supporting each other’s future community development plans. PUD Board President Randy Smith said he sees the agreement “as a first step in a very public process to engage a broader group of stakeholders than just these entities.”