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The Port of Everett is beginning its Marine Terminals Master Plan. This plan will evaluate current and future maritime business opportunities and examine ways its marine terminals can best support these opportunities. The plan will help the Port Commission make informed decisions about how to use Port resources to promote maritime economic development.
The Port Commission has directed that a proactive community outreach program be an integral part of the planís development. This program will ensure that the Portís neighbors and the community will have ample opportunities to get involved in the planning process and stay informed as the plan develops.
It is important to understand that this planning effort is being undertaken in the context of the existing city of Everett Shoreline Master Planning designation for the terminal area as an ďurban deep water port,Ē which reserves the area for water-dependent ocean-going marine commerce, heavy industry and supporting activities.
The outreach program contains the following key components: Interviews: The planning team interviewed residents and stakeholders to solicit their thoughts on the Portís marine terminals and on developing marine cargo business opportunities at the Port. Focus Group Meetings: A series of focus group meetings were held to supplement input obtained during the interviews. Public Meetings: A series of general public meetings were held to allow for even broader community input opportunities. These meetings occurred during the planís background, planning options and recommendations phases.
How to Participate?
Attend Meetings: Share your thoughts and views on the future of Everettís Marine Terminals at a public meeting. Look for meeting notifications in your mailbox, or check the Portís Web site for meeting times.
Volunteer to participate in a focus group: The master planning team plans to meet in a small group setting with various interest groups during the planning process. To volunteer for one of these focus groups, please contact Lisa Mandt, Communications Administrator. at 425-388-0617 or by e-mail.
Schedule a Speaker: The Port is willing to come to local groups, neighborhoods or organizations to make a presentation on the progress of the master planning effort. To schedule a time, contact the Port of Everett at 425-388-0617.
Want to issue a written comment? Write to Port of Everett, P.O. Box 538, Everett, WA 98206 or e-mail the Port. Or, submit a written copy online by clicking here.