Public Meeting Set For Everett Grand Avenue Park Bridge Project

January 19, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

The Grand Avenue Park Bridge project is moving forward and more and more people are seeking to give input.

Grand Avenue Park Bridge

The bridge will carry utilities and pedestrians from Grand Ave. Park over the railroad tracks to the Port of Everett.

Grand Ave. park bridge

Some have expressed concern that the landing on West Marine View Drive is too plain looking.

In response, Everett Public Works will hold an informational meeting on the Grand Avenue Park Bridge Project, Monday, Jan. 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Everett Station Weyerhaeuser Room. City staff and design consultants will be on hand to explain details of the project, take comments and answer questions.

Grand Avenue Park Bridge will cross over Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks and State Route 529, from Grand Avenue Park bluff to a landing point on West Marine View Drive. The bridge will provide an above-ground pipeline crossing and pedestrian access to the waterfront. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016 and be completed in 2017.

For more information on the bridge, visiteverettwa.gov/GAPB. For directions to the Weyerhaeuser Room, visit the Everett Station website.




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7 Responses to “Public Meeting Set For Everett Grand Avenue Park Bridge Project”

  1. Aaron Says:

    Looking forward to this pedestrian connection to the waterfront. Everett and the port district must continue to make the waterfront a community amenity with a variety of connections, parks, residential opportunities and businesses. This is another small step in the right direction.

  2. JB Says:

    As a north Everett resident, I’ve been waiting for this project for years. I dislike having to drive a few miles to get down to the waterfront (Woodfire Grill, Scuttlebutt…) instead of just walking a few blocks.

  3. Bourne Says:

    More taxpayer monies squandered on some feel good project.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Pedestrian walkways end up underused eyesores.

    I’m from central Everett so I don’t much care but objectively speaking, there are some very nice homes up on that bluff. I don’t think the shorter walking distance to the marina is worth the potential for unwanted folk wandering those enviable neighborhoods. Unless the folks up there are really wanting this, I would circular file this ugly concept.

    • Anonymous Says:

      This walkway has more to do with transferring oil, gas and rain runoff than making it pedestrian friendly. This bridge is all about $$$ and will definitely have a negative effect on the park and neighborhood. Only positive is that home prices should drop. Bye, Bye Northwest Everett it was nice while it lasted.

    • Ray Says:

      This bridge will make it easier on the Walking Dead. Northwest Everett will see an increase in crime no doubt. To all tax paying citizens who oppose this cluster cluck research the elected officials who voted for this and let the feel your pain or due nothing your choice. Welcome to Everett!

    • Zach Says:

      Strongly disagree. The waterfront has essentially been cut off from downtown for walkers, unless you want to go down 25th and wander along Marine View for 10 blocks before you hit anything. This bridge allows people in the NW neighborhood easy access to the waterfront restaurants and parks (or if you live downtown like me, easier access).

      As for the, as you so kindly described, “unwanted folks” both the waterfront and NW neighborhood are quiet. I don’t think vandals and vagrants are about in large numbers in either area.