Everett Authorizes Ambitious Waterfront Plan
Get ready for a very different look on Everett’s working waterfront over the next year. In June, the Port of Everett Commission cleared the way for the Port’s “Mills to Maritime” initiative, which will redevelop part of the former Kimberly-Clark paper mill site.
By signing a $17.75 million federal BUILD grant agreement from the U.S. Department of Transportation and awarding a $2.7 million construction contract with SRV Construction Inc., Port CEO Lisa Lefeber has approved the $36 million initiative, which will convert the site into a new maritime cargo hub for the city of Everett.
SRV Construction will now begin the initial preload work necessary to prepare for the site for development, while the Port staff will solicit bids for construction of the project’s second phase. After acquiring the land about 18 months ago, the Port had to remove more than 180,000 tons of contaminated soil and leftover rubble from the mill’s demolition in 2012.
The new terminal will be designed with strict environmental controls, such as stormwater runoff treatment. Located between the Port of Everett Seaport and Naval Station Everett, the cargo terminal on the 33-acre parcel of land is expected to create hundreds of new jobs for the region. At press time, the Port said it was on target to break ground in mid-July and the new terminal is expected to open in fall 2022.
The terminal project, however, is not the only change on the city’s waterfront. Along with the recently opened Hotel Indigo (indigoeverett.com) and a host of restaurants being built (those include both the Asian-inspired Fisherman’s Jacks and South Fork Bakery), the Port is also now home to a Freedom Boat Club (freedomboatclub.com)membership club franchise.
For more information on the latest port developments, visit: portofeverett.com.
Emerald Pacific Yachts Moves to New Location
The same trusted service, all in a stunning new location. Emerald Pacific Yachts has officially moved into the former Jensen Motor Boat Co. location in Portage Bay. Situated close to Agua Verde Café and near the entrance to the Montlake Cut, the new offices, perched on the dock with water surrounding them on three sides, boast brand-new interiors and a comfy client lounge. Then outside, there are 15 display slips, seven of which are covered, to moor the latest yachts for sale. Many of the models hail from the renowned Horizon and Riviera brands, as well as brokerage boats. Stop on by and say hi at 1419 NE Boat St., Suite 100 in Seattle, or visit EPY online at: emeraldpacificyachts.com.