Project Quick Facts
2016/2017: $18.5 M
October 2016 - December 2018
Waterfront Place Project Manager
Phone: (425) 259-3164 | E-mail
Call the Construction Hotline at 425.388.0269.
About the Project
On September 13, 2016, the Port Commission awarded a $7.6 million contract to Burlington-based Interwest Construction to construct the roads, utilities and public access features to the new Fisherman’s Harbor district in Waterfront Place.
The contract award includes building the new Seiner Drive and 14th Street roadways, the Esplanade trail system in Fisherman’s Harbor, the Pacific Rim Plaza, provide landscaping for all the public spaces and install a new pipeline in the City of Everett’s Puget Sound overflow storm water infrastructure within the site.
In August, the Port awarded a $4.4 million contract to Bergerson Construction for the marine elements of Fisherman’s Harbor. The work, which began October 7,
includes the removal and replacement of the southern-most bulkhead in Fisherman’s Harbor, the construction of a new timber wharf to moor commercial fishing vessels, the platform for the new Pacific Rim Plaza and splash foundation with an access pier that will eventually connect to a new guest moorage facility at the base of Fisherman’s Harbor.
Fisherman’s Harbor, the first phase of the 65-acre Waterfront Place Central mixed- use development, is located on 12 acres adjacent to West Marine View Drive. This district will be a year-round hub of activity that includes up to 255 housing units, a 140- room hotel, five commercial buildings and numerous retail and waterfront restaurant spaces. The key public features of this area include: a continuous public trail, a dock walk for visitors to get down to the water, and Pacific Rim Plaza that will pay tribute to our international seaport.
The Port has completed the recruitment for the housing developer and hotelier for Fisherman’s Harbor and is actively recruiting for retail components of the District. Staff expects to have developers on board soon, with vertical construction in late-2017.
The Port’s investment toward upland and in-water infrastructure at Fisherman’s Harbor is a major component of the Port of Everett’s larger $330-million mixed-used development, known as Waterfront Place Central. The infrastructure work to be completed at Fisherman’s Harbor lays the groundwork for the next phase of construction on the site, including the private development components. Vertical construction is set to begin in 2017, with the earliest openings anticipated in 2018.
The Port is currently recruiting private developers for Fisherman's Harbor through a mix of formal Request for Qualifications/Proposals and direct recruitment. Recruitment is underway for the following shovel-ready projects:
- 254 apartment units
- A 140-room business hotel
- 20,000 square feet of retail
- 30,000 square feet of restaurants
Fisherman’s Harbor will become a crucial component of the project, acting as the front door to the new waterfront neighborhood and driving economic development on the waterfront. Fisherman’s Harbor is expected to create 887 jobs, and generate approximately $3.77 million in state and local taxes.
Further, at full build out, the Waterfront Place Central 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.
Work Completed to Date:
- Final design for the upland and in-water public infrastructure
- Permitting for all underground and horizontal public infrastructure
- Submitted a grant application in the amount of $1.45 million in an effort to seek funding for the Port’s new Guest Dock 5 and dock walk at Fisherman’s Harbor (part of the in-water portion of the project)
- Authorized Bids to Interwest Construction and Bergerson Construction for the infrastructure project
- Reached terms with a housing developer and a hotel developer
- Complete public infrastructure construction; expected early-2018
- Private construction of the housing and hotel projects (2018)
- Additional roadway improvements and construction of Guest Dock 5 and dock walk (2018)