Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Port of Everett Schedules Tank Farm Hearing

After more than a decade in the works, the Port of Everett Commission is expected to soon authorize Executive Director John Mohr to take the necessary steps to compete the transfer of the Mukilteo Tank Farm property from the U.S. Air Force.

The Port Commission is expected to hold a public hearing Sept. 10 to amend the Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements in order to accept the nearly 21 acre waterfront parcel. Once the Port Commission accepts the transfer of the property, the Air Force will execute the transfer of the property to the Port of Everett.

The port’s been working with the city of Mukilteo, city of Everett, Washington State Ferries, Sound Transit and Community Transit since 1999 to secure the tank farm for transportation and community access purposes.

“We are so thrilled with the forward progress on the transfer of the Mukilteo Tank Farm,” Mohr said. “It has been a long time in the making. We all look forward to the day that the people of Mukilteo and Everett will have the long-awaited access to their waterfront.”

The port is currently in negotiations with Washington State Ferries, Sound Transit and the City of Mukilteo to enable the envisioned multi-modal facility, which includes the relocation of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal to the tank farm property.