District Development Projects

EIFD Funded Projects

As of the end of Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023, the EIFD has yet to receive any revenue. Until additional tax increment revenue is secured, the EIFD remains limited in its ability to fund infrastructure projects. To learn more about EIFD's current funding capacity and projects, please refer to the EIFD's Annual Reports.

Humboldt Bay Offshore Wind Infrastructure Analysis

In partnership with the Humboldt Bay Harbor District and the Humboldt County Workforce Development Board, the EIFD is helping to fund an offshore wind infrastructure analysis for Humboldt Bay. This analysis is ongoing but will be made available upon completion. 

Key Development Projects

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At the time of its formation, the EIFD Infrastructure Financing Plan considered three large developments as part of its Fiscal Impact Assessment (IFP, Appendix A): the Humboldt Bay Heavy Lift Terminal for Offshore Wind, the Humboldt County Nordic Aquafarms Project, and the Town of Samoa Renovation. Ensuring the successful deployment of these three projects is key to the long-term viability of the EIFD.

Humboldt Bay Offshore Wind Heavy Lift Marine Terminal

This project aims to develop a heavy lift terminal at the Port of Humboldt Bay that will be capable of supporting the assembly, installation, and operation of current and future generations of offshore wind energy facilities along the North Coast. The terminal will provide the key onshore infrastructure needed to enable offshore wind development off California's North Coast. Refer to the Humboldt Bay Harbor District's Humboldt Bay Offshore Wind Heavy Lift Marine Terminal Project page for the most up-to-date information.

Nordic Aquafarms

This project involves the proposed construction and operation of a land-based aquaculture facility by Nordic Aquafarms near the Samoa Peninsula in Humboldt County, California. In response to environmental concerns, Nordic Aquafarms announced a switch from salmon to yellowtail kingfish, citing kingfish's ability to use less freshwater and energy than previous designs. Development plans highlight the facility's focus on renewable energy usage, water reuse practices, and sustainable fish feed sourcing. Refer to the Humboldt Land-Based Salmon Facility FAQ page on Nordic Aquafarm's website for the latest information on specifics such as facility size, output details, location, timing, and community engagement.

Town of Samoa Renovation

This project focuses on the renovation and revitalization of the historic town of Samoa in Humboldt County into a gateway community for visitors and recreational users. It involves repurposing vacant industrial buildings and infrastructure into commercial space, visitor-serving uses, and coastal access areas. The goal is to turn Samoa into a vibrant community while preserving its historic heritage. See The Danco Group's Town of Samoa Renovation page for specifics on planning and vision for this renovation project.