Friday, April 17, 2020

Port of Everett’s Parcels Off the Market

By Karen Robes Meeks

The two remaining parcels at Port of Everett’s Riverside Business Park have been sold.

The Port Commission recently approved a $3.8 million purchase and sale agreement with Snohomish County for lots 7 and 9, accounting for roughly 15.35 acres of land near East Marine View Drive on the Snohomish River.

The parcels are next to the county’s solid waste facility, giving the county an opportunity to expand operations in the future.

“We appreciate our partnership with the Port of Everett and the opportunity to use this crucial piece of property to better serve the public,” said Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder. “We know it’s important to the residents of Everett and the Port to activate this unused property. By putting this land into productive use, we are improving our operations and preparing for future needs.”

The deal is expected to close by June 15, the port reported.

“The port’s demonstrated development and investment in Riverside Business Park, despite a long environmental legacy, has improved the potential for effective use of these two lots,” said Port Chief of Business and Economic Development, Terrie Battuello. “The proposed use not only offers highest and best use, but also, provides an essential service to the community and limits additional traffic in a congested area of the city.”