Union Industrial Park

 

SITE DESCRIPTION AND SERVICES
The proposed site is 2 adjacent lots, with a total of approximately 8.82 acres (5.65 and 3.17) of industrial land with water, sewer, gas and electric at the site. Adjacent to the site is the electric substation (northwest corner on lot 1101). There are currently no structures on the site, however lot 1200, which includes an additional .52 acres, is also available by a different owner, and includes a warehouse with approximately 1824 square feet of space. Transportation access is by State Highway 203 leading to Interstate 84 approximately 10 miles away to the west. Secondary Interstate 84 access is available via State Highway 237  approximately 15 miles to the south. A rail spur to Union Pacific railroad is across the street from the site on industrial land available for development by the same owner.  The site is currently for sale by private party, who is in the process of “certifying” the site. Union and various state agencies are actively working with the owner for marketing the site. Lease may/may not be available.  Selling price per acre is negotiable.

LOCAL INCENTIVES

Property tax incentives are available for the site as it is located in an Enterprise Zone.  Please note The City of Union’s property tax base is one of Oregon’s lowest at $1.57 per $1,000 asses value.  The City is open to discussions on incentives for water, sewer, zoning and taxes.  Union operates a local fire department with an ISO rating of 4/8B, as well as an Ambulance/EMS service. Eastern Oregon University is within 13 miles of Union in the city of La Grande.  The City is also proactively working with National Business Development Officer Jill Miles to develop the site.

WORKFORCE AVAILABLE
Within a 45 mile radius is a population of approximately 50,000 to contribute to a workforce. With the nearby University, many graduates have expressed a desire to stay in the area, contributing to an available educated workforce. Union County currently has roughly 1,780 people receiving unemployment, and many others looking for work, with an average income for a family at $29,400. Our community is interested in ”green” projects that provide opportunities for a modern work place and the choice to stay or return here to raise families in a relaxed, safe surrounding.

COMMUNITY PROFILE
Union is the second largest city in Union County. We have a rich historic past and a beautiful heritage.  The downtown core presents ample evidence of a wealthy past exemplified by elegant Victorian homes that grace the tree lined city streets. The Grande Ronde Valley economy historically was based on timber and agriculture.  Some timber remains but now tourism is a growing segment.  Opportunities exist for year round recreation such as fishing, hunting, swimming, snow skiing, boating, camping, festivals and relaxing within natural settings. Within Union is Buffalo Peak Golf Course, a challenging 18-hole links style course with breathtaking views of the valley. A new subdivision is under development around the golf course.  The community saw its first green power go up two years ago when it welcomed 160 windmills to the area, with many more expected to come. Union has about 330 sunny days a year with average winter temp at 40 degrees and average summer temp at 78 degrees.

We welcome your visit to our community, as we know you will find it a perfect fit for your plans.  For more information on the site and Union, please go to www.cityofunion.com and www.ucedc.org, or contact Sandra Patterson, City Administrator 541-562-5197, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.