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Port of Everett Commission Awards $15.2 Million Contract to Build Next Phase of Retail/Restaurant Buildings at Waterfront Place

Date: Jun 26, 2024

Fishermans Harbor A6 A12 Press Release - Copy
On June 18, the Port of Everett Commission awarded a $15.2 million contract to Faber Construction to build out the next phase of retail/restaurant buildings at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place.

The Lynden-based contractor is set to break ground early next month on two new multi-tenant buildings at parcels A6 and A12 along Fisherman’s Harbor “Restaurant Row” (see image). The project will construct 18,000 sq. ft. of interior space, 3,000 sq. ft. of open air and covered patio spaces, and a 78-stall visitor parking lot.

“We’re excited to deliver this next wave of development and create even more spaces for people to come together at the waterfront while also creating new job opportunities,” said Lisa Lefeber, Port of Everett CEO/Executive Director. “We look forward to welcoming new tenants to round out the dining options here and continuing to bring this community vision to life.”

The building at parcel A12 is being constructed next door to the new Asian-fusion Fisherman Jack’s restaurant and South Fork Baking Co., which opened last year on Seiner Drive. The 12,000 sq. ft. building will soon be home to Everett-based expansions for Rustic Cork Wine Bar, Menchies @ the Marina, Alexa’s Cafe and Tapped Public House.

The building at parcel A6 will add another 6,000 sq. ft. at the corner of Seiner and West Marine View drives near the Grand Avenue Park Bridge. It will house The Net Shed, a new fish-and-chips bar and fish market, with the balance of the building seeking a Mexican restaurant.  

Both buildings are expected to reach substantial completion in spring 2025, with tenant improvements to follow the Port contractor’s work. Businesses are expected to open next summer.

Interested in retail/restaurant space at Waterfront Place? Contact the Port’s Senior Property Manager, Tara Hays, at tarah@portofeverett.com.

You’re invited! Join us at the Port of Everett’s Annual Waterfront Place Community Open House this Thursday, June 27; 4 – 7 p.m. at Pacific Rim Plaza (1028 13th Street). Explore the latest happenings with the Port’s Waterfront Place mixed-use development, including Fisherman’s Harbor “Restaurant Row” and the 10-acre Millwright District bringing new mixed-use amenities with the next phase of housing, retail and office. Come chat with project developers, learn about recent construction milestones and hear about what’s coming next.

MEDIA CONTACT: Contact Kate Anderson, Media & Marketing Coordinator, at katea@portofeverett.com for additional information.

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About Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place
The Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place is a new 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development located on 65 acres at the waterfront near the downtown core in Everett, Washington. The development boasts spectacular views, waterfront access, recreational amenities, and a world-class marina – the largest public Marina on the West Coast – with 2,300 slips and 5,000 linear feet of guest moorage. At full build-out, the Waterfront Place mixed-use development will include 63,000 square feet (sf) of retail/restaurant space, another 20,000 sf of marine retail, 447,500 sf of office, two waterfront hotels, and up to 660 waterfront housing units. Featured amenities include new trails and regional parks, public gathering spaces, a variety of fine and casual dining, local shops, and marine sales and services. The project’s expected $1 billion in public/private investment is estimated to support nearly 2,100 family-wage jobs and generate $8.6 million annually in state and local sales taxes. To date, the Port has facilitated more than $300 million in public/private investment here, with more to come. For more information, visit www.portofeverett.com/wpc.