NOTICE: Revised Port Parking Plan Maintains Free Year-Round Access to the Waterfront
The Port of Everett values the community being able to access the waterfront without charge, and for this reason, our revised parking program that goes into effect May 1, 2021 maintains public access opportunity with FREE YEAR-ROUND waterfront parking for up to 2 hours daily, site wide. This free parking benefit also extends to Jetty Landing Park, which has historically been $3/day since 2010. Modest Visitor Parking rates will apply for those wishing to park longer with access to convenient pay options including web pay, mobile app, text-in and on-site card payment kiosks. New parking signage to support the program will be installed this spring.
A sustainable and efficient parking plan is necessary to support all site uses as the Port continues to build out the Waterfront Place development, and provides consistency and equity across the entire site, while maintaining free parking access -- a rarity for mixed-use waterfronts. The revised parking program was originally intended to be implemented in May 2020, but was delayed a year as we navigated the unknowns of the pandemic. Assessment of waterfront user habits indicate about 85% of people that visit the waterfront to recreate, go to restaurants, etc. fall within the 2-hour free timeframe, which is the intent behind initiating the parking rate structure after the first two hours.
All of the details & Parking FAQs can be found at www.portofeverett.com/parking. A printable information sheet is also available here.
ABOUT PORT OF EVERETT’S MIXED-USE WATERFRONT
The Port of Everett waterfront is a unique and thriving destination that will continue to grow dramatically in the next 10 years. The site supports the largest public marina on the West Coast with 2,300 slips, 10 guest docks, the largest public boat launch in the state, Hat Island Ferry, Jetty Island, the U.S. Navy base and five boating clubs. There are two hotels, seven restaurants and 42+ onsite businesses ranging from marine retail, service and repair, hospitality, healthcare, higher education, light-industrial and manufacturing, and more in the pipeline; at full build out of the 65-acre Waterfront Place development there will be 1.4 million square feet of buildable space. In spring 2021, we will see the opening of the first housing in the history of the Everett waterfront providing 266 apartment homes; future housing will add nearly 400 additional units. Additionally, Port facilities offer a wide array of waterfront public access with a 3.5-acre trail system, various parks and open spaces, and in a typical year, we have about 75 waterfront events that attract more than 100k visitors annually on top of regular site visitors.