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RV Resort Proposed for Walla Walla Industrial park

February 27, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

A high-end RV park is proposed for a site in the Walla Walla, Wash., Regional Airport & Industrial Park. The proposed site is at the center bottom of the purple area in this map. Runways are shown in green in the top left portion of this map. Map courtesy of the Walla Walla Regional Airport & Industrial Park.

A high-end recreational vehicle resort could be rolling into the Port of Walla Walla, Wash.’s airport industrial park.

Port commissioners on Thursday heard a presentation from project proponent Scott O’Laughlin whose vision for his “Vintage View RV Resort” would marry high-end RVing with wine tourism, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reported.

O’Laughlin wants to build a complete RV destination with clubhouse, storage, gym, laundry and restroom facilities in phases at airport property at G and Douglas streets, across from Pacific Power.

A frequent traveler whose work in disaster insurance keeps him on the road and in a motorcoach for half the year, O’Laughlin said his visits to other communities has helped in glean the best concepts for a destination resort.

O’Laughlin said he’d like to be open by this summer. Financing is in place, but he needs a lease with the Port before he can move forward.

Port commissioners seemed intrigued by the idea. The price per square foot is a sticking point that will be negotiated in coming weeks.

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