Public Hearing Last Step Before Port of Everett Takes Over Mukilteo Tank Farm

September 2, 2013

Everett, Everett Government

Port of Everett Tank Farm at Mukilteo

How a new ferry terminal may look at the tank farm. Click photo for video from Washington State Ferries

It’s pretty much a formality now as the Port of Everett has set a public hearing for Tuesday September 10th before amending its Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements so it can take control of the Mukilteo Tank Farm from the U.S. Government. Here’s the formal plan according to the Port…

On Sept. 10, 2013 at its regular Port Commission meeting at 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett, WA 98201, the Port Commission will hold a public hearing to amend the Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements in order to accept the 20.9 acre waterfront parcel. Once the Port Commission accepts the transfer of the property, the Air Force will execute the transfer of the property to the Port of Everett.

“We are so thrilled with the forward progress on the transfer of the Mukilteo Tank Farm,” Executive Director John Mohr said. “It has been a long time in the making, and we appreciate Senator Murray and Congressman Larsen’s advocacy and leadership in this transfer process. We all look forward to the day that the people of Mukilteo and Everett will have the long-awaited access to their waterfront.”

Since 1999, the Port has been working with the city of Mukilteo, city of Everett, Washington State Ferries, Sound Transit and Community Transit to secure the tank farm for transportation and community access purposes. In 2001, Sen. Murray sponsored legislation that directed the property to transfer to the Port.

On June 4, U.S. Senator Patty Murray announced the United States Air Force would transfer the Mukilteo Defense Fuel Support Point, including roughly 20 acres of land and facilities to the Port of Everett.

The Port is currently in negotiations with Washington State Ferries, Sound Transit and the City of Mukilteo to enable the envisioned multi-modal facility, which includes the relocation of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal to the tank farm property.

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