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Lisa Lefeber
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Port of Everett Commission awards $7.6 million contract to Interwest Construction for Fisherman’s Harbor Roads, Public Spaces

Post Date:09/15/2016 9:08 AM

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For Immediate Release: September 15, 2016

Everett, Wash. – 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 stormwater 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 will begin October 3, includes the removal and reconstruction of the southern-most bulkhead in Fisherman’s Harbor, construction of a new overwater timber wharf to moor commercial fishing vessels, the platform for the new Pacific Rim Splash Fountain Plaza, and 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 265 apartment units, a 135 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 touch the water, a small boat course 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 the retail components of the district. Staff expects to have developers on board by the end of the year, with vertical construction to begin in 2017. 

The Waterfront Place Central project will create a new community where people can live, work, shop, relax and find entertainment. Overall, it includes 15 new public gathering spaces, up to 660 housing units, two waterfront hotels, at least 10 fine and casual dining restaurants, and 662,000 sq. ft. of commercial, retail and marine sales and services. At full build out, the project will support more than 2,000 jobs and $8.6 million in new tax revenue for the city.

For more information, contact Lisa Lefeber, Chief of Policy and Communication, at lisam@portofeverett.com or by phone at 425.388.0617.
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