Demolition and clean-up of the Equilon Enterprises, LLC, dba Shell Oil Products US (SOPUS) site began following an agreement reached in 2017 with the Port of West Sacramento to transfer the facility to 1509 South River Road at Pioneer Bluffer.
The agreement describes a creative public-private transaction that saw the facility’s operations phase out over a four-year period. The demolition and clean-up of the six-acre facility, which has been in operation since the 1940s, reflects the port’s broad economic development mission and is another example of the Pioneer Bluff District’s transition from former industrial operations to a future mixed riparian. use development.
“This transaction is an important step in the planned deindustrialization of the Pioneer Bluff District of West Sacramento,” said Oscar Villegas, Yolo County Supervisor and Chairman of the Harbor Commission. “We would like to thank SOPUS for its partnership, its professionalism and its commitment to cleaning up this fuel terminal. The Port of West Sacramento is eager to take ownership after its cleanup and work with the City of West Sacramento on its future development.
Mayor Martha Guerrero believes releasing this key property will help West Sacramento implement its waterfront vision.
“The closure, demolition and refurbishment of this fuel storage and distribution facility represents a very significant transition on many levels. There is so much potential for life on the river, and this is an important next step in creating great attractions for the region and neighborhoods that embrace our beautiful waterfront, ”said Mayor Pro Tem and the harbor commissioner, Chris Ledesma. “This real estate transaction is a good example of how the port can facilitate important public infrastructure projects in western Sacramento in collaboration with the city and for the benefit of the community.”
The phasing out of operations and the clean-up of the property was a collaborative effort, under the supervision of the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The agreement secures a strategic parcel that will facilitate the construction of future infrastructure projects, including a new Broadway Bridge over the Sacramento River and an extension of the River Walk in West Sacramento.