Port Of Everett Seeks Partner To Put Historic Weyerhaeuser Building Back Into Use

December 14, 2020

Everett Economy

Weyerhaeuser Building

This final move down to Boxcar Park came in 2016. Photo credit: Port of Everett

It is a unique historic building that has a one-of-a-kind view and the Port of Everett would like to find a partner to make it active once more. The Historic Weyerhaeuser Building first came to life in 1923. It has been moved three times and last arrived at its current location at Boxcar Park on the Everett Waterfront in 2016. Here is a snippet from a request for information being released by the Port of Everett in hopes of attracting either a public or private partner.

The Port of Everett is seeking Request for Information (RFI) for its historic Weyerhaeuser building — a nearly century old structure iconic to the Port of Everett waterfront, and known today as the Weyerhaeuser Muse. This RFI is intended to gain information for the business community on concepts for the interior of the building that they would be interested in investing in and operating. Responders may express interest and concepts for both the operation and investment of the interior of the building, and also, the outdoor waterfront performance venue.

This unique 6,000 square foot building was recently located at water’s edge within the Port’s 65-acre Waterfront Place mixed-used development to be the featured attraction of the new regional 2-acre Boxcar Park. This picturesque location boasts 360-degree views of Port Gardner Bay, the Olympic Mountains and the Port of Everett Marina — the largest public marina on the West Coast.

This rare and irreplaceable 1923 structure is considered the jewel of the upland development underway now bringing $550 million in public/private investment to Everett’s new waterfront community, including development of up to 660 waterfront housing units, adding new retail and restaurants, commercial office space, new public access amenities and more. The historic and iconic nature of this building creates a feeling of nostalgia, tying together the new with the old to provide a unique experience to all who visit.

The Port envisions using the interior of the building for a retail-focused community gathering place, with opportunities for special events on the second floor. The building is also slated to serve as an outdoor performance venue with a stage to be built off the back of the building to support live outdoor music concerts and other theatrical/cultural arts performances. The building is placed on its elevated foundation at Boxcar Park, and at full build out of the park, the building will be surrounded by formal plantings that recall the historic landscape of the 1920s. This historic structure is ready to be put back into use for community enjoyment.

You can click here for the information being released today by the Port of Everett.



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