The Planning Division is dedicated to serve public interests and protect individual rights through the planned and orderly development of the lands and environs of Port Angeles. The City established a one-stop permit center in 1997 located in the main lobby of City Hall, 321 East Fifth Street, Port Angeles, Washington. Office hours are from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday.
The City’s planning and building professionals are readily available to assist you with your application for a variety of development permits and explain the review process to you........
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Encouraging economic growth is a never-ending process. The City is an active participant in the pursuit of local and regional economic development and strategies.Whether you are seeking employment, considering relocation of your existing business or starting a brand new endeavor - Port Angeles is a smart choice. We offer several helpful resources to further your economic goals.
All in all, from recreation to housing to the cost of doing business, your investment goes much further in Port Angeles.........
CHOOSE LOCAL CAMPAIGN - What Goes Around. . . . When you purchase from locally owned businesses, more money re-circulates in the Port Angeles community. Local businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and farms. On average, for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, up to $70 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base.
Choose Local PA is a local initiative created by the Port Angeles Forward Committee at the behest of the Port Angeles City Council. Its aim is to educate residents as to why their support of the local business community is a direct benefit to the community as a whole and to the individuals who live here.
There are thousands of Buy Local campaigns nationally, many of which were studied by Port Angeles Forward. This grassroots effort was renamed Choose Local in recognition that customers have choices and that needs to be respected. The aim is to make a clear and vocal case for the benefits of supporting local enterprise, whether it's retail, manufacturing or services. The hope is that the program will develop over time and prove effective in helping to bring greater prosperity to our region.
Economic Development Encouraging economic growth is a never-ending process.The City is an active participant in the pursuit of local and regional economic development and strategies.
Whether you are seeking employment, considering relocation of your existing business or starting a brand new endeavor - Port Angeles is a smart choice. We offer several helpful resources to further your economic goals.
All in all, from recreation to housing to the cost of doing business, your investment goes much further in Port Angeles.
Knowledgeable staff also can direct you to other department staff people with the most expertise to answer questions about other City services.
Building Division Report
The Building Division prepares a report that includes monthly and year-to-date residential and commercial building permit activity.
Building Division Activity Report
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“TOGETHER WE CAN - BUSINESS RESOURCES SUPPORT FORUM”
June 2009 - Port Angeles Forward Committee is a City Council Committee comprised of key local agencies from the Port Angeles area community. A priority of PA Forward is to assist in ensuring the success of local businesses especially during these difficult economic times.
In January 2009, PA Forward, hosted the first business forum. Based on the interest in that event, PA Forward participated as a co-sponsor in the “Making it Last – Think Local First Workshop” and is now hosting a third event “Together We Can – Business Resources Support Forum” with the focus being on General and Internet Marketing strategies. Guest speakers will be Laurel Black of Laurel Black Design and Carolyn Cooper of Carolyn E. Cooper Communications. This second event was held on June 11, 2009 at the Lincoln Center located at 905 W. 9th Street (Rm 208) in Port Angeles. Speakers were followed by break out sessions for participants to further discuss marketing. The forum was free and available to the public.
PA Forward Committee representatives from the Port Angeles Downtown Association, Economic Development Council, Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Port Angeles Business Association, and the City's Community & Economic Development Department will be organizing this event as a way to provide business information, solutions, assistance, and resources to all area businesses both big and small.
The forum is free and available to the public. For more information contact Teresa Pierce at the City of Port Angeles at either 360-417-4630 or email@example.com
Posted June 23, 2011 - The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) has conditionally approved Nippon Paper Industries USA's Notice of Construction application to install and operate a biomass fired cogeneration plant at their paper mill in Port Angeles. The Approval Order, Final Determination, and responses to public comments can be downloaded from the Olympic Region Clean Air Authority's (ORCAA) website http://www.orcaa.org/public-involvement/final-determinations/ . A link to this page on ORCAA's home page is http://www.orcaa.org.
This decision may be appealed to the Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) by filing an appeal in writing with the PCHB and serving a copy upon ORCAA within thirty (30) days from this notice.
Nippon Paper Industries - BioMass Cogneration Facility Report - Final SEPA Environmental Impact Statement
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PORT ANGELES FORWARD COMMITTEE The Port Angeles Forward Committee is dedicated to creating a strong, economically and culturally vibrant community that will enhance the lives of our citizens through the following goals:
A.) Leverage private sector investment in Port Angeles;
B.) Facilitate input from stakeholders to create a consensus, strategy, and vision for development and implementation of a Port Angeles Forward Master Plan;
C.) Provide communication between stakeholders;
D.) Recommend actions to encourage private investment and stimulate the economy and livability of the community; and
E.) Identify and resolve barriers that hamper our ability to achieve committee goals.
Port Angeles Forward Committee is charged with the implementation of the local planning effort for the revitalization of downtown Port Angeles, which includes a community-wide consensus toward a conceptual plan and implementation strategy for future downtown development. Members need not be residents of the City. The Port Angeles Forward Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 a.m., in City Hall.
Why Port Angeles? You may think that Port Angeles is all about fishing and timber. That's not the whole story. Port Angeles is experiencing growth in new and diverse industries. Established businesses are expanding into broader fields and technologies. Local enterprises are reaching out to all parts of the globe.
The magnificent environment that may have initially drawn you here for sport and recreation remains unspoiled, but you'll find a wonderful work environment as well.
Community Demographics Port Angeles is strategically located along the Strait of Juan de Fuca between the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound. The westernmost part of the Strait, it has a natural deep water harbor offering moorage for ships of all sizes. The Port of Port Angeles, a deep water port, is the first inbound anchorage on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Just seventeen miles across the Strait from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Port Angeles is an international gateway to the Pacific Northwest.
The climate is moderate with the average yearly rainfall being 25 inches a year with the average high temperature being 62 degrees, with an average low of 40 degrees.
Complementing the geographic advantages is an infrastructure created with business and industrial needs in mind.
The City of Port Angeles is blessed with a variety of transportation options linking our City with other regional and local communities.
Options also exist to allow visitors to enjoy our many attractions once you're here. Transportation services and facilities include an international airport, international ferries, a regional transit system and van, limousine and taxi services.
Good schools produce a good work force. Peninsula College serves degree-seeking students and those pursuing specialized training or retaining. The college works in partnership with local businesses to design curricula responding to local needs. It's Corporate Training Institute attracts companies and their executives from a broad area. Four-year degree and certificate programs from Washington State University and Western Washington University are available through Peninsula College.
Further opportunities for training are provided by programs such as the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center.
The motto of the Port Angeles School District, "Quality Education in a Quality Community", is exemplified by the district's partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates Foundation grants go to districts that demonstrate the characteristics of nationally recognized districts. Port Angeles students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized tests. The community contributes generously to a local scholarship program for graduating seniors.
The Port Angeles School District serves a population of about 25,000 people, in an area of approximately 330 square miles. A major portion of the district is located within the boundaries of Olympic National Park.
Total enrollment in the district is approximately 4,500 students. The District employs over 300 certificated staff members and more than 200 classified staff. Students attend school for 175 days— scheduled from September to June.
Clallam Transit was created in 1979 as a Public Transportation Benefit Area, the Clallam Transit System (CTS) has grown to provide bus service to customers throughout Clallam County. ClallamTransit features 14 available routes and an Annual Operating Budget: $5,715,000 (2004).
William R. Fairchild International Airport is a full service commercial airport located on the Olympic Peninsula of Northwest Washington State, on the southwest side of the City of Port Angeles.
It occupies 797 acres of property, of which 382 acres are devoted to aeronautical uses. The terminal area and general aviation landside facilities lie in the southeast portion of the property.