Corpus Christi Port 2013 Directory — Corpus Christi Port 2013 Directory
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An Abundance Of Opportunities

Port Corpus Christi offers thousands of acres for commercial development

With more than 22,000 acres of property in its fold, Port Corpus Christi offers a wealth of opportunities for commercial development.

The port’s premier property is the La Quinta Trade Gateway Terminal site, encompassing 1,100 acres of former farm and ranch land in the Outer Harbor area on the north side of Corpus Christi Bay. At least two docks are planned for construction along a 45-foot-deep channel, providing opportunities for efficient handling of containerized and noncontainerized cargos alike.

Even nearer to the Gulf of Mexico seabuoy is the port’s 255-acre Harbor Island tract, which could lend itself to a variety of uses, from servicing of the offshore energy industry and other industrial operations to cruise terminal facilities and even resort development.

Also on the north side of Corpus Christi Bay is the former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside and adjoining port land, which was recently purchased by a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp., offers further development opportunities.

Closer to downtown Corpus Christi, numerous properties are available in the port’s Inner Harbor area. Largest of these is the 250-acre Rincon Peninsula, ideally suited for development of a rail and barge terminal. Several other available Inner Harbor tracts range in size from a few acres to 25 acres, lending themselves to a variety of potential uses.

While much of the development of Port Corpus Christi real estate has been related to the petrochemical industry, it has truly run the gamut of traditional and nontraditional uses.

The Northside Terminal of the Inner Harbor includes a dockside, 100,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse, offering chilled, frozen and blast-freeze capabilities and served by enclosed temperature-controlled rail and truck loading docks. It is the only such on-dock facility along the Gulf of Mexico.

Not far to the west of the cold storage facility, also on the Corpus Christi Industrial Canal, is the port’s grain elevator and wharf, leased by ADM/ Growmark River Systems Inc., a unit of Archer Daniels Midland Co. Served by rail, truck and ships, the facility offers a storage capacity of 5 million bushels and includes 75 concrete silos and four steel tanks.

The Southside Terminal area of the Inner Harbor features uses such as WestStar Food Co.’s warehouse for bagging of pinto beans for export, as well as the trade show, meeting and banquet facilities of the port’s Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. Also in the Southside area are the Hurricane Alley Water park and Whataburger Field, home stadium of the Corpus Christi Hooks, Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, and its adjoining parking lots, which are leased from Port Corpus Christi through 2035.