Links of Interest
The Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place Central redevelopment project is more than just a large scale real estate venture. The intent of the project is to provide jobs and access to the waterfront. The strategy is to unify the marina and surrounding property as one economic unit to create a sustainable and unique commercial, recreation and residential community.
When fully realized, the Waterfront Place Development is expected to support 2,075 family-wage jobs. The project’s private development will generate $8.6 million annually in state and local sales taxes; in addition to the temporary construction jobs, sales tax and building permit revenues.
Anticipated Project Investment
- $85 million in public upland infrastructure ($20 million in first phase)
- $550 million in private investment
- Public infrastructure at and adjacent to Fisherman’s Harbor, including SE Millwright Loop (summer 2018) and Central Guest Dock 5 (fall 2018)
- Private development at Fisherman’s Harbor, including 142-room Hotel Indigo (currently underway) and 266 apartment homes
- New picnic areas in North and South Docks
- City’s Grand Avenue Park Bridge (currently underway)
New public gathering spaces, including:
- 3.5 mile continuous walking/biking trail
- 2 regional parks
- 1 children’s playgrounds
- 3 vistas; 4 elevated viewpoints
- 1 outdoor performing arts venue
- 1 iconic clock tower
- Multiple water features including a splash fountain
- Residential: Up to 660 homes; apartments, condos, townhomes or lofts with dedicated parking (266 apartment homes planned at Fisherman’s Harbor).
- Restaurants: up to 7 eateries (Fisherman’s Harbor) and a fine dining restaurant (Phase II)
- Hospitality: a 142-room waterfront hotel
- Office & Commercial: 400,000 sq. ft.
- Retail: 40,000 sq. ft.
- Marine Retail: 20,000 sq. ft.
Developable Area: Approximately 65 acres
Port Upland Infrastructure Costs: Est. $85 million based on design-level planning
Private Infrastructure Investment: The project generates $550 million in private investment at full build out
Master Developer: The Port is the master developer, and has development partnerships through land sales and leases with private sector partners
Timing & Development Interest: The project is entitled through the City of Everett. Construction on the first zone began in mid-2016 and is anticipated for completion in mid-2020.
Density: Up to 1.5 million square feet mixed-use development
Housing: Up to 660 housing units are called for in the strategy
Parking: This development strategy calls for up to 3,200 stalls of surface and structured parking at maximum density
Environmental Cleanup: In partnership with the Department of Ecology, the Port of Everett has restored 60 acres of property for economic use. A large portion of these cleanups are in Waterfront Place — the epicenter of Everett’s mill town roots. After deliberate policy direction by the Port Commission, the project area is now in development.
Business Interest: Terrie Battuello, Chief of Business Development | 425.388.0614 | E-mail
SeaLevel Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Classic Homes, will erect two distinctive buildings with a combined total 266 luxury apartments ranging in size from 750 to 1,400 s.f. with full amenities for its residents. Working with award-winning architects Tiscareno Associates, the project features sleekly designed buildings in a combination of contemporary urban design and rugged materials that pay tribute to the important Puget Sound natural resources of timber, steel, and water. Construction is set to begin by early 2019.
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Opened in 2019, Hotel Indigo celebrated its first Seattle-area property. The Indigo brand provides full service pampering to its guests with their trademark combination of authentic local experiences, modern design and intimate service from one of the largest hotel groups worldwide, Intercontinental Hotel Group. Designed by the international firm, MZA Architects, the construction began in 2018. MZA are masters at creating vibrant designs and their over 30 years of global architectural practice provide this District with a beautiful 142-key hotel and conference/event space with a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, indoor swimming pool and fitness room. Columbia Hospitality, the largest and most elite hospitality firm, manages the facility with the same flair they manage their other elite portfolios which include The Heathman (Kirkland), Semiahmoo (Blaine) and Salish Lodge (Snoqualmie), to name just a few.
Five retail development projects, situated along this waterfront area, provide entertainment-based retail and exciting boutique restaurant options. Buildings designed by Cushing Terrell Architects Engineers (CTA), recently named Firm of the Year by their peers. They are renowned for their multi-sensory space design and have created modern retail buildings that pay homage to the historic wharf area while providing sunny patios and fireplaces for guests to enjoy. Construction will dovetail with other larger projects to open with the District in 2019.
July 13, 2015:
Seattle DJC: Port of Everett Issues RFQ for Housing
July 10, 2015:
My Everett News: Port of Everett Expanding Waterfront Place
The Port completed the final phase of the $8 million, multi-year environmental cleanup at the former Everett Shipyard site - the site where Fisherman's Harbor will come to life. The property is now ready for development.
- May/June 2015: North End Metro Feature: Everett Waterfront Plan
- April 2015:
The new Waterfront Place Project Office opened at the Port's Waterfront Center, Suite 107.
- Feb. 10, 2015: Port of Everett Selects PND Engineering and Miller Hull to Lead Waterfront Place Central's Public Infrastructure Design
- Feb. 10, 2015: Cord Media Hired for Marketing and Advertising Support for Port of Everett's Waterfront Place Development
- Jan. 29, 2015: King 5 News: Everett Waterfront Development Finally on the Way
- Jan. 23, 2015: Everett City Council Approves Port of Everett's Waterfront Place Central Development
- Dec. 16, 2014:
The Everett Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the Port of Everett’s new Waterfront Place Central mixed use development. The project will now move on for Everett City Council review, scheduled Jan. 7, 14 and 21.
- Nov. 20, 2014:
Sign demonstration for Waterfront Place Central is scheduled for Nov. 20 from noon - 8 p.m. Click here to view notice with additional information.
- Oct. 15, 2014:
Snohomish County/Everett Tribune article: Future development of waterfront in the works
- Sept. 30, 2014:
Waterfront Place Central Open House & Entitlement Review. Click here for details
- June 25, 2015:
Everett Herald article: Port of Everett renovation plan goes before City Council
- June 23, 2014:
Snohomish County/Everett Tribune article: Port of Everett waterfront development outlined
- June 17, 2014: The Port of Everett Commission authorized staff to submit a formal application to the City of Everett to revise the development strategy. Click here for the full project submittal to the City of Everett