Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Everett to Purchase Acreage from Kimberly Clark

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Everett Commission recently sanctioned an agreement with Kimberly-Clark to purchase approximately 2.2 acres of property along the east side of West Marine View Drive that overlooks the port, the former Kimberly-Clark mill site, and the US Naval Station.

The port acquired the property, which Kimberly-Clark used for employee parking, “to ensure proper land use compatibility with the deep-water port and Naval Station,” according to the port, which is in the midst of a 60-day due diligence process.

Meanwhile, the port has commissioned RMC Architects to provide concepts on potential future uses for the property, which is zoned for residential.

The port has expressed interest in acquiring the whole site, but “concerns about the cost and timing for remediation of environmental contamination has hampered progress on acquisition.”