8e. Presentation

Lease Extension Duwamish River Community Hub

Item No.    8e_Supp
Date:      January 9, 2024
Duwamish River Community Hub
Lease renewal

               Authorization Request
Request Commission authorization for the Executive Director to
approve lease extension for up to two years beyond current lease
expiration date of June 30, 2024, and to allow staff to negotiate
an option to purchase the Duwamish River Community Hub
(DRCH) property. 


   Lease Terms and Extensions,
Purchase Option
•  Existing lease terminates July 1, 2024. It
includes 2 (two) one-year options to extend
•  This authorization request is to activate these
extensions for two additional 1-year terms
(through July 2026).
•  Staff is also working with owners to
potentially purchase the HUB property.
•  If our negotiations with the building owners
are successful we would return to
Commission for authorization to purchase
and funds to purchase the property.


    Duwamish Hub Supports Port in Community
•  Connects to Resolution 3767, the
Duwamish Valley Community
Equity Program and Community Benefits
•  Field office for Maritime Environment &
Sustainability Team.
•  Supports Port Community Action Team
(PCAT) priorities and near-port community
•  Versatile community meeting space,
parking, and native species demo garden.

        Hub Connects to Equitable Engagement
•  Activated in partnership with PCAT.
•  Harnesses the Port's economic
development mission to promote
community partnerships, healthy
environments and communities, and
economic prosperity.
•  Fosters ongoing port collaboration and
education in the Duwamish Valley as
equitable, accountable, and
environmentally responsible.

     Hub Fosters Port-Community Collaboration
Hub supported activities:
•  Duwamish River People's Park education and
•  Construction Trades Job Fairs
•  Habitat Restoration Training and Green Jobs Program
•  Clean Air Initiatives
•  Port 101 Workshops on Small Business Contracting
•  PCAT meetings and community engagement
•  Maritime High School and Workforce Development
•  Port Parks Activation
•  Lower Duwamish Waterway Clean Up
•  Duwamish Valley Port-Community Connections
Hub activity since opening in 2021:
•  400+ events
•  Served 62 organizations
•  1,500 hours of use


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