YOU'RE INVITED! Port of Everett, City of Mukilteo Invite Community to May 5 Open House on Future Development Vision for Mukilteo Waterfront
The Port of Everett, in partnership with the City of Mukilteo, invite the public to attend a community open house on May 5 to provide input and help define the vision and guiding principles for future development at the Mukilteo waterfront.
Community members, regional users and visitors of the Mukilteo waterfront are encouraged to stop by the Rosehill Community Center’s Christiansen Room, anytime between 4 – 7 p.m., to hear about the waterfront planning effort now underway, and take part in an interactive exercise to get a sense of what is desired – and most importantly, what is not desired – at the waterfront.
A webpage and an online survey will also launch the week of May 5, offering another option to learn more and offer valuable feedback. The survey will remain open thru May 26.
Both in-person and digital options will allow the public to review a draft vision statement and draft set of guiding principles developed by a waterfront stakeholder workgroup, with input from individual interviews with City Council members and others.
The Port convened this stakeholder workgroup in early 2022 to kick off a public outreach process to move development and enhanced public access at the Mukilteo waterfront forward. The group represents a broad spectrum of interests and attractions in Mukilteo – from business, recreation and transportation to history, culture and education.
The Port also hired NBBJ, an architecture, planning and design firm, to facilitate this visioning and planning effort.
Once everyone has had an opportunity to weigh in, the workgroup will reconvene and make any adjustments to ensure the vision and guiding principles reflect the character and overarching wishes of the community before they are recommended to the Port Commission and Mukilteo City Council for consideration.
The goal of this effort is to set the stage for informed development planning that supports a unified vision for the waterfront moving forward.
Learn more @ www.portofeverett.com/mukilteo.
For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Port of Everett Communications & Marketing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Mukilteo Waterfront Revisioning Effort
The Port of Everett is leading an effort, in partnership with the City of Mukilteo, to establish a unified vision for undeveloped Mukilteo shoreline properties, including the former NOAA site that will soon transfer back to Port ownership. The Port hired NBBJ, an architecture, planning and design firm, to begin initial planning, including data gathering and community engagement, to help inform the vision. With 11 property owners over 26 acres, the waterfront needs a comprehensive development strategy to ensure a quality and accessible mix of uses at the waterfront. The study area stretches from Mukilteo’s Lighthouse Park to Edgewater Beach.
In early 2022, the Port convened a diverse stakeholder workgroup representing a broad set of interests and attractions at the Mukilteo waterfront. A key deliverable of the group is to utilize public input to establish a vision statement and set of guiding principles for redevelopment that ensure the character and community priorities are considered with any future development.
Why now? In 2013, the Port acquired the former Mukilteo Tank Farm site from the U.S. Air Force after a nearly 20-year effort. In 2016, the land was conveyed to area stakeholders to begin redevelopment – most of which has not yet occurred. In 2021, NOAA announced it would not be moving forward with its research facility and with more than half of the waterfront undeveloped and inaccessible to the public, the Port is using this as an opportunity to help move the Mukilteo waterfront forward.