PacTrust Selects NSP
PacTrust, one of the largest real estate developers and investment property owners in the Pacific Northwest, planned to expand its Mill Creek Corporate Center property in Salem. The Portland-based company followed its long-term strategy of partnering with experienced, reliable teams and selected North Santiam Paving to literally ‘lay the groundwork’ to achieve their goal.  

As the site development contractor, NSP managed the prep and development of 25-acres of the Mill Creek property for what ultimately will house a total of six light industrial buildings, providing approximately 395,000 square feet of occupancy space at completion. NSP built out the property from the initial excavation and grading to laying the sewer, water and storm lines, paving the roads and sidewalks, and installing the street lights.

NSP crews installing sewer line
for MCC “A Street” project.

PacTrust originally purchased the property at the Mill Creek site in 2017 and built two light industrial buildings. In 2019, NSP built “A Street,” a necessary road to provide access to develop the additional 25-acres east of the previously developed property. The project entailed:

  • excavation of existing ground for new road
  • placement of 18,000 ton of aggregate base 
  • construction of ten new flow-through planters 
  • 7,700 feet of curb and sidewalks on both sides of the road 
  • 600 feet of retaining walls
  • 3,800 feet of new sewer line
  • 1,100 feet of new storm line
  • three box culvers
  • 1,600 feet of 24” water line, and 
  • 6,400 ton of asphalt.

“NSP was right for the project for a number of reasons. First, NSP
had all the skills and people to get this job done right and on time. Plus, PacTrust likes to build long-term relationships with its partners, and has since hired NSP to lay asphalt on some other nearby projects.”
Matthew H. Oyen, PacTrust Construction Manager 


LID Stormwater Treatment Approach
PacTrust and NSP took a low-impact development approach to stormwater treatment and management. LID is an approach that mimics natural processes to manage stormwater in order to protect water quality and aquatic habitat. LID practices work to preserve and recreate natural landscape features to create functional and appealing site drainage systems that treat stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product. 












Finished box culvert. Flow-through planter with bee hive drain collects stormwater and filters pollutants.

NSP constructed box culverts, flow-through planters and structural landscaped reservoirs that route and collect stormwater, and filter out pollutants. Tree box filters treat stormwater runoff before it enters a catch basin.

The Mill Creek Corporate Center is one of the largest industrial sites along I-5 in Oregon. Currently, FedEx, Home Depot Rapid Deployment Center, Henningsen Cold Storage, PacTrust and Amazon have facilities at Mill Creek Corporate Center.