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Millwright Loop Construction

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Millwright Loop Construction Phase 3

NOTICE:  As part of the next phase of mixed-use development coming to Waterfront Place at the Millwright District, Port contractor Interwest Construction Inc. will be expanding the eastern Central Marina esplanade, including the build-out of a new vista. This work will require temporary pedestrian reroutes from the esplanade to Millwright Loop South from May 13 to June 13 and a temporary closure of the Central G-J Dock Gatehouse from May 28 to June 3. Access to Central Docks G-J shall be maintained through the Central Guest Dock 5 and Central Docks B-F gatehouses.

Please follow posted signs and detours; they are in place to ensure safe and efficient access when traveling in and around the site. Additional traffic and parking adjustments are expected as construction progresses. While there is never an ideal time to rearrange traffic flow and parking, this next step in Waterfront Place development is key to continuing to improve our Marina facilities and add exciting new attractions and amenities to the waterfront.

Paving the Way to the Millwright District

In summer 2023, the Port of Everett kicked off the $13 million Millwright Loop Road project in the Millwright District — the second and largest phase of the Port's Waterfront Place mixed-use development.

Interwest Construction Inc. is constructing the Millwright Loop Road project, which is preparing the 10-acre Millwright District for coming private development. The project includes construction of roadways, utilities, parking lots, trails, sidewalks and more.

While this work is underway, the Port's private development partner, LPC West, is preparing to break ground on the mixed-use elements, starting with residential, in fall 2024.

Work Completed to Date

Previous work to prepare for this phase of the project was prepared by Strider Construction and included importing about 33,000 cubic yards — or about 2,000 dump truck loads — of clean fill dirt known as “preload" to compact the site to prevent settlement after construction and also provide the additional material needed to raise the site.

It also included hardscape demolition, widening a trail, building temporary roads, and realignment of traffic flow and parking lots to support construction.

Shuttle Service Now Available

In the coming phases of work, when parking is most impacted, the Port will continue to offer a golfcart shuttle service to get boaters and their gear to and from the temporary marina parking lots to the gatehouses. Extra load/unload stalls and extra dock carts for use have been added near the gatehouses.

Shuttle service is returning on June 15, 2024, through Labor Day weekend. The shuttle operates Thursday - Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 425-210-7848 for pickup and dropoff.

NEW! Gated Marina Parking

Given boater feedback, we have modified the plans to incorporate gates into the design of the new Central Marina slipholder parking lots, similar to what we have at the North Docks.

RESTROOMS/LAUNDRY IMPACTS

After Labor Day, the Central Marina restrooms and laundry will no longer be accessible. At that time, laundry amenities will be available at South and North Marina locations. The new Central restrooms and showers near Hotel Indigo will also be open for use.

Fuel DOCK UPGRADES UNDERWAY

Upgrades to the Marina Fuel Dock are also underway in the Millwright District. American Construction Co. was hired to relocate and reconstruct the fuel dock. This work represents the second phase of a two-part project to upgrade the aging dock facility. The first phase of the project involved installation of two new 30,000-gallon underground tanks — one for diesel, the other for gas — in the Central Marina parking lot.

While dock fabrication began in summer 2023, on-site work is anticipated to begin in summer 2024. The scope of work includes the demolition of Central A- and B-Docks, construction of a new 500-foot dock east of the current location, and installation of two additional on-dock fuel dispensers. In its current location at Central A-Dock, strong currents create challenges when refueling at low tide.

The new fuel dock will feature an attendant building with a point-of-sale system, a kiosk building with vending machines and a public restroom, plus commercial and recreational pump-outs, which are key to keeping our waters clean. The existing fuel dock will remain open for the duration of the project. At project completion, the existing fuel dock is to temporarily remain and serve as a guest dock.

FUTURE PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT

The Millwright District is a 10-acre site, situated between the Central and North Marinas; it represents the largest mixed-use phase of Waterfront Place. In the future, the area will offer more amenities, including:

  • 60,000+ square feet of destination retail/restaurants
  • Up to 200,000 sq. ft. of commercial office space
  • 300+ residential units
  • New public spaces

Private development by Port partner LPC West is slated for 2023-2027.