Port of Everett Provides Preview of Planned Waterfront Place

Waterfront Place

Click on the drawing to view the Port of Everett Waterfront Place website.

The Port of Everett today showed the Everett City Council its plans for a revamped Everett waterfront. This plan replaces the failed Port Gardner Wharf project that sought to develop the area between 13th street and 14th street into high-end housing, restaurants and retail. That idea died when the developer, Everett Maritime, a division of Maritime Trust of Chicago went bankrupt. Rising from the ashes of that plan is Waterfront Place. Managed by the Port of Everett, (which says it will retain site control and not sell the development rights), the plan this time around calls for $33 million in public infrastructure investments and another $340 million in private investment. Chief of Business Development for the Port of Everett, Terrie Battuello, briefed city council members on the highlights of the plan such as…
15 new public gathering spaces including

  • 4 mile continuous walking/biking trail
  • 2 large-scale parks
  • 2 children’s playgrounds
  • 7 vistas; with 4 elevated viewpoints
  • 1 outdoor performing arts venue
  • 1 iconic clock tower
  • Multiple water features

At least 5 additional eateries along Fisherman’s Harbor, and a fine dining restaurant at the water’s edge.

Two new waterfront hotels

447,500 square feet of office and commercial space

63,000 square feet of retail space

20,000 square feet of new marine retail space

At least 350 residential units for sale or rent including a mix of apartments, condos, townhomes

Improved facilities for commercial fishermen

3200 stalls of surface and structured parking.

Later this year the Port plans to come back to the City of Everett to ask for approval of the plan that would include some variances to current building standards for the area. In the meantime cleanup continues with about 60% of the needed environmental work completed. If all goes according to plan, construction could start in two or three years with completion sometime between 2020 and 2024. Here’s a link to a great Quick Fact Sheet about the project.

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