Guiding Principles Set for Marina of the Future
Date: Jul 25, 2017Thinking 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