Future Vision At Port Of Everett Boosted By Development Of Millwright Loop Roads

June 27, 2023

Everett, Everett Economy

Millwright Loop Road

Drawing provided by the Port of Everett

Today the Port of Everett, Washington made it easier to picture the development that will be coming over the next four years with the release of images and drawings of roadway and infrastructure projects about to start. Here’s a look.

Earlier this month, the Port of Everett Commission awarded a $13 million construction contract to Burlington-based Interwest Construction Inc. to build out the next phase of infrastructure at the Millwright District – the second and largest phase of the Port’s Waterfront Place mixed-use development.

The project includes constructing the Millwright Loop Roads and connecting roadways and infrastructure starting with removal and relocation of existing preload material from the roadway footprint and placing it in future construction locations for the district.

Next will be the installation of utilities, paving of roadways, expansion of the Central Marina esplanade, including build-out of two new vistas overlooking the Port of Everett Marina, and construction of two Central Marina parking lots, new sidewalks, lighting and landscape features.



“This infrastructure quite literally paves the way to bringing the next phase of Waterfront Place at the Millwright District to life,” Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber said. “With all the momentum of current developments happening around the waterfront and the eight new business openings this summer – from retail and restaurants to offices and public facilities – we’re excited to make this important move into the next phase of work to continue delivering the community vision for the waterfront.”

The Millwright Loop Roads project is funded in part by the sale of a treasury note to the Snohomish County Treasurer’s Office. This investment by the Treasurer’s Office is the pilot for their new Community Investment Program, which sets out to invest locally while providing direct economic and community benefits back to the County.

As the Millwright Loop Roads project moves forward, the Port and selected development partner LPC West have executed an option agreement for the next phase of private development.

The 10-acre district will feature 60,000+ square feet of new retail/restaurants, 200,000+ sq. ft. of commercial/office space, and 300+ residential units.

Planning and design for the Millwright District, in coordination with Waterfront Place engineering firm PND Engineers, are now underway, with private development slated for the 2024-2027 timeframe.

Want to learn more? Join us at the Port of Everett’s annual Waterfront Place Community Open House this Thursday, June 29. Swing in between 4-7 p.m. to Pacific Rim Plaza next to Hotel Indigo (1028 13th St., Everett) to explore recent construction milestones, hear about what’s coming next, chat with Port development partners and more.


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