Port Of Everett Names Kimberly-Clark Site Norton Terminal, Shows Layout

November 25, 2020

Everett Economy

As cleanup continues on the former site of Kimberly-Clark on the Everett, Washington waterfront the Port of Everett has added the site to the Marine Terminals Master Plan and named it Norton Terminal. Here’s more from the Port.


Click to enlarge the layout provided by Port of Everett.

On November 10, 2020, the Port of Everett Commission approved the Marine Terminals Master Plan Addendum, Appendix E that incorporated the recently acquired 66-acre former Kimberly-Clark mill property, now being called Norton Terminal.

Located between the Port of Everett’s international Seaport and Naval Station Everett, Norton Terminal is the cornerstone of the Port’s Mills to Maritime initiative where work to create a new maritime hub is underway to enhance the movement of maritime commerce and freight, restore jobs to the site and support economic recovery and cargo diversification.

“This revised plan is ideally suited to leverage the Port’s investments in the South Terminal to market our facilities and our breakbulk niche to other customers and cargoes,” said Carl Wollebek, Chief of Operations for the Port of Everett. “This additional upland maritime capacity is critical to our ability to go after cargoes that would add jobs and help spur economic recovery in Everett.”

The Port undertook the years long planning effort for this site, with a robust public process, within the context of the existing regulatory framework for deep-water terminals. This includes the local shoreline master program designation of “Urban Deep-water Port” and recognizes the Port’s marine terminals area as transportation facilities of statewide significance. This area is already zoned for water-dependent oceangoing marine commerce, heavy industry and supporting activities. The adoption of this plan coincides with the closure of the former pulp and paper mill and provides additional capacity for other shipping uses.

Environmental remediation is currently underway at the site by the former property owner as a requirement of the Port’s purchase and sale agreement. More than 180,000 tons, or 14,000 truckloads, of contaminated material has been removed from the site in the past year. The Port’s new marine cargo terminal will serve as a cap for this environmental cleanup – integrating job creation and environmental stewardship in one project. The project, which is the recipient of a $17.75 million federal BUILD grant, is expected support more than 800 direct jobs and millions in state and local taxes. The new facility will open in 2022.


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