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Catherine Soper
Public Affairs Manager

Port Requests Proposals for Everett's North Marina Redevelopment Project

Post Date:05/09/2005

In cooperation with the Port of Everett’s private sector development partner, Everett Maritime, LLC, the Port issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a General Contractor / Construction Manager (GC/CM) firm to assist with the design, phasing and construction of the North Marina Redevelopment project.

The selected firm will assist with pre-construction services on the project, working with the architects and engineers to provide advice on scheduling, estimating and determining the build-ability of the plans. The firm will also contract for actual construction work associated with the project, which is expected to exceed $300 million.

“The North Marina Redevelopment will help revitalize the Everett waterfront into a pedestrian-friendly and vibrant community,” said James Shaffer, president of Everett’s Port Commission. “This project puts Everett on the map.”

The Port of Everett is undertaking a multi-phased master plan to create a new development on 65 acres of the Port’s property in Everett. The intent is to create a new commercial, recreational and residential project that is pedestrian-oriented and takes full advantage of its attractive, recreational boating setting. The project will also create a new, environmentally friendly boat yard to accommodate boat repair and marina-related services, as well as support existing businesses needs and future growth.

“We want to create a high-quality development that draws people from all over the community,” said Bert Meers, president of Everett Maritime, LLC. “By embarking on this project, we are hoping to add to the quality of life in Everett and provide the city with an economic stimulant.”

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the project was released in March, and the Final EIS will be finished at the end of May. In anticipation of the Final EIS, the Port staff has scheduled a June 7 meeting at the Conference Center, located at 404 14th Street, Everett, to hear the staff’s presentation on the preferred alternative for the redevelopment. The Port hopes to break ground on the first-phase of the redevelopment this year.

“Since this project is for the community, the Port will continues to seek public input throughout the entire redevelopment process,” said John Mohr, executive director with the Port of Everett.

The application deadline for the RFP is May 31 at 5 p.m. Copies of the RFP are available on the Port’s website or by contacting the Port at 425-259-3164. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at 2911 Bond Street, Everett, WA 98201. The Port and Maritime plan to award the contract using a competitive negotiation process authorized by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 39.10.061. The selected firm will be asked to enter into a Pre-Construction Service Agreement with the Port and Maritime.

For more information contact Bob Moeller, project manager for the North Marina Redevelopment, at (425) 259-3164.

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