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Catherine Soper
Public Affairs Manager

Tank Farm Investigation Nearly Complete

Post Date:07/13/2004

The Port of Everett is in the process of completing its initial investigation and information gathering for the Mukilteo Tank Farm Master Plan. The consultant team is being led by LMN Architects. As the lead agency of the Consortium Partnership that includes Washington State Ferries, Sound Transit and the Cities of Mukilteo and Everett, the Port of Everett will receive ownership of the decommissioned US Air Force tank farm property in the next few months. The 22-acre site will be the future home of a new state ferry terminal, a commuter rail station, and a mix of other possible uses. The master plan process will examine how these various components will fit together on the site.

On July 13th, the LMN team will report to the Port Commission on a series of development concepts that merge input from the both the Consortium Partnership and the community collected over the past several months through interviews and public meetings. The development concepts will explore a range of land uses and how they might integrate with the proposed facilities by Washington State Ferries, Sound Transit, and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration. They will also describe the requirements of the present codes including a waterfront promenade along the length of the site, as well as the practical requirement of site utilities and infrastructure. The intent of this work is not to propose a solution but to demonstrate the range of development opportunities for the property. The presentation will allow the Port Commission and the public to understand the building massing, height and configuration for the possible mix of uses as it relates to the shoreline, railroad and the residential area and bluff to the south.

A financial analysis is being prepared for early August, when the LMN team will again report to the Port Commission on the financial feasibility of the proposed mix of uses illustrated in the development concepts. This analysis will investigate multiple project types including office, retail, restaurant, multi-family housing and marina. It is expected that the Port will give directions regarding the options it is interested in pursuing in further detail.

Seattle-based LMN Architects is one of the largest design firms in the Pacific Northwest. The 100-person architectural firm, founded in 1979, provides planning and design services for a wide variety of projects regionally and nationally, including transportation and mixed-use developments, commercial and retail space, convention and conference centers, performing arts and sports venues, and higher education and laboratory facilities.

For further information, contact Ed Paskovskis, Port of Everett Deputy Director, at (425) 259-3164.

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