Port Angeles: Platypus Marine wants same land as Westport Shipyard

PORT ANGELES — Platypus Marine Inc. wants the Port of Port Angeles to lease or sell it property to the west of the company’s current facility — the same property eyed by Westport Shipyard and the subject of a public hearing tonight before Port commissioners.

The Port commissioners called the hearing to take public testimony on Westport Shipyard’s request to buy three acres of waterfront property.

The Port normally leases, not sells, waterfront land.

Westport Shipyard is looking for a site on which to construct a new plant employing 200 people to build 165-foot, $30 million yachts.

Tonight’s public hearing begins at 6 p.m. in the Harborside Room on the second floor of The Landing mall in Port Angeles.

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