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Guiding Principles Set for Marina of the Future

Date: Jul 25, 2017
Thinking outside of the box ...

In 2016, the Port of Everett hired Maul Foster Alongi to help assemble and engage a diverse citizen Ad Hoc Committee to develop guiding principles to help the Port achieve the future vision of the Marina. The Ad Hoc group consisted of a variety of boaters, business owners, engineers and developers who met over a six-month period to help shape these principles. The guiding principles listed below will help form the Marina Business Plan that Port staff will develop in the coming years.

  • Support year-round activity on the waterfront and fund an active promotional campaign
  • Deploy innovative lease, management, finance, and construction options, including privatization, to achieve financial sustainability
  • Integrate upland vessel storage and in-water moorage
  • Consider the application of tiered service levels reflected in fee structure for moorage
  • Keep marina moorage rates competitive with other public and private marinas in the region
  • Design and build new marina facilities to be flexible in response to market changes
  • Provide moorage and services that support both commercial and recreational vessels
  • Design marina facilities to work with, not in opposition to, the natural hydraulic and sediment conditions
  • Develop user-friendly connectivity between marina basins and downtown Everett