Plan Is To Continue Development At Port Of Everett’s Waterfront Place

July 19, 2020


A look at the project from the Gracorp website. The southern building was destroyed but the Port says the commercial development pictured in front of that building will proceed. Click to enlarge photo.

Firefighters saved the north building.

On Saturday Everett Firefighters were still putting out hot spots.

On Saturday firefighters continued to deal with hot spots at the site of the fire that destroyed apartments under construction at the Port of Everett.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire that engulfed the southern private housing portion of the Waterfront Place development at the Port of Everett. On Friday Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber issued a statement that said in part.

We are grateful that everyone is okay, and we thank this community for the outpouring of support, whether physically on-scene supporting fire response or at home, supporting with kind words and heartfelt messages. At this point, the cause of the fire is still unknown. The Port, the housing developer and others have met with and will continue to work with fire investigators as they work to determine the cause.

This is quite a sad day for the Port’s Waterfront Place mixed-use development, particularly for the multi-family private housing developer team SeaLevel Properties & Gracorp, who were nearing the one-year mark on construction of their 266 waterfront apartment homes project. This project is bringing housing to the waterfront for the first time in Everett’s history.

While this presents a setback to the project, the Port is resilient, and our project partners are committed to rebuild. We will continue working with private development partners to keep up momentum of the entire project, and the Port intends to move forward with the build out of restaurants and retail pads in the 2021 timeframe as planned.

2020 has thrown many curveballs, but rest assured, the Port of Everett and this community is resilient. We will come out of this year stronger together.

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