Thursday, August 10, 2017

Everett Guiding Principles

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Everett has released the guiding principles that will serve as the basis for the development of the port’s Marina Business Plan. Developed over the last six months by an ad hoc citizen committee made up of boaters, business owners, developers and engineers, the list contains the following guidelines:

• Enacting innovative lease, management, finance, and construction options, including privatization to reach financial sustainability;

• Creating new facilities that can respond to changes in the market that can work with the natural hydraulic and sediment conditions;

• Exploring a tiered service level structure for moorage fees; and

• Fostering user-friendly connectivity between marina basins and downtown Everett.