Port Goals

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to ensure that the area’s essential transportation needs are met, that the local economy is sustainable through the use of Port facilities and that the community can access and be informed of the services provided by the Port. The Port will work toward continued access to our marine waterways and to provide a safe airport for the use of the general public. The Port pledges to work cooperatively with other entities, within the framework of community standards and to be responsible trustees of our publicly owned assets.

Port of Lopez Comprehensive Scheme of 2009

A Comprehensive Scheme serves as a guide to the development of Port properties and for the acquisition of other properties as required by Chapter 53.20 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which mandates that we provide and update a comprehensive scheme of proposed capital improvements.  A comprehensive scheme is conceptual in nature, while individual site planning is more detailed and directed toward specific projects. This document serves to communicate with you regarding our public expenditures.

It will guide the development of the Port’s properties and acquisition of other properties to serve the needs of Lopez Island residents and visitors.

The Port plans to:

  • Make improvements to existing airport facilities in accordance with the FAA approved Airport Improvement Plan (AIP).
  • Identify and acquire land around the airport for aircraft safety and as a residential buffer.
  • Develop Port properties as appropriate for the mission of the Port.
  • Develop a waterfront presence by Identifying, acquiring, and developing shoreline parcels for commercial, recreational, and/or public access purposes.

These will be funded by normal revenue sources available to the Port.

Any individual development project will need a separate capital improvement plan, and proper land use and permitting approvals.