Port of Everett Moving Forward on $67,000,000.00 Waterfront Place Project


Brandon Whitaker. Photo courtesy Port of Everett

The Port of Everett recently named Brandon Whitaker to serve as the project manager as work continues on the $67 million dollar Waterfront Place development. Here’s the latest from Lisa Lefeber at the Port of Everett…

The Port of Everett has selected Brandon Whitaker to be the Project Manager for the new Waterfront Place Central mixed-use development on the Everett waterfront.

Whitaker, who currently serves as the Port’s Environmental & Safety Specialist, will assume his new role in early 2015. Implementing the Waterfront Place Central plan and first phase of marina improvements consists of more than 16 projects with an estimated price tag of $67 million. He will manage the design and construction contracts to ensure they are performing in accordance to the standards and goals of the Waterfront Place Central capital program. Projects include transportation, utilities, in-water facilities and public access improvements. Whitaker will report to John Klekotka, the Port’s Chief of Engineering and Planning, but will be supervised by Terrie Battuello, the Port’s Chief of Business Development.


“Brandon’s participation in the development of Waterfront Place assures the project will be consistent with the Port’s sustainability goals and vision for a new generation of uses,” Battuello said. “Brandon’s participation and skill as a project manager will assure the project’s acceleration and success. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”


The Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place Central, located on the Everett’s westward-facing waterfront and situated between the Port of Everett Marina’s central and north docks, is a unique large scale real estate venture, with its first development offerings planned for early 2015. 


The project unifies the marina and surrounding uplands property as a new Everett neighborhood; one which supports Everett’s vision for dynamic and livable neighborhoods that incorporate the history and culture of the city with the splendor and beauty of its surroundings.   This pedestrian-oriented project takes full advantage of its attractive waterfront and recreational boating setting and supports the final phases of the Port’s state-of-the-art regional boat sales and services center in the state’s largest marina.


When fully realized, the Waterfront Place Development will support 2,075 family-wage jobs and generate $8.6 million annually in state and local sales taxes; in addition to one-time the temporary construction jobs, sales tax and building permit revenues.


On December 16, the Everett Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the Waterfront Place Central plan. The project now goes onto Everett City Council for consideration early next year.


Whitaker has worked on the engineering and planning side of the Port operations since 2006. He graduated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School, and earned his Bachelor’s in Environmental Policy and Planning from Western Washington University. Among his recent projects, Whitaker has recently completed the development of trails at Riverside Business Park and is working on complex in-water projects at the Marine Terminal.


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