The warehouse (lower left) and vacant land of the former Kimberly-Clark paper mill on the Everett waterfront, as seen Tuesday. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

The warehouse (lower left) and vacant land of the former Kimberly-Clark paper mill on the Everett waterfront, as seen Tuesday. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Port of Everett takes control of waterfront mill property

Port commissioners authorized the $33M purchase in October. Cleanup is scheduled to start next year.

EVERETT — The Port of Everett has finalized its purchase of the former site of Kimberly-Clark’s waterfront mill, representatives from commercial real estate firm Kidder Mathews announced Friday.

Port commissioners approved the $33 million purchase Oct. 22, expecting to take possession by December. They had voted to condemn the 58-acre property earlier this year.

Kimberly-Clark had been marketing the property since closing the mill in 2012.

Kidder Mathews commercial real estate brokers, Dave Speers and Matt Henn, along with Eric Dienstbach of Binswanger, represented Kimberly-Clark in the transaction.

The site includes a 360,000 square-foot warehouse and has more than 2,500 lineal feet of waterfront on the East Waterway, the Kidder Mathews release reported. The sale property is located between the Port of Everett terminal and Naval Station Everett, a federally secure maritime complex and major Snohomish County employer, with 2,900 employees.

The purchase price includes a $17 million credit to the port for cleanup of the East Waterway that borders the mill property shoreline.

A separate cleanup process is scheduled to start next year on the land.

The port expects to develop three-quarters of the former mill site for maritime use, and to use the rest for aquatic management and public access.

Port CEO Lisa Lefeber said the acquisition would expand their international seaport, bring back family-wage jobs and “support maritime job growth for decades to come.”

Talk to us

More in Local News

Monroe woman missing since Tuesday, says sheriff’s office

Kenna Harris, 25, was last seen leaving her family’s home and was reportedly on her way to Walmart.

Tyler Chism was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is currently cleared, by CDC standards, but chooses to remain indoors at home on March 20 in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Gallery: Life in Snohomish County as coronavirus takes hold

A collection of images by our staff photographers from our COVID-19 coverage over the past month.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday news conference here

He will be joined by state health officials to give an update on the coronavirus response.

Victims of 2 Snohomish County homicides are identified

In unrelated cases, a man died of a gunshot in Lynnwood, and an Everett landlord died of blunt-force trauma.

Closed Edmonds car lot dodged hundreds of thousands in taxes

For years, Kero’s Auto Brokers greatly underreported its sales, and how much it owed the state.

Final farewells continue, but few are allowed to say goodbye

Rules for funerals limit attendees to immediate family. In Darrington, a memorial tradition is on hold.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Wednesday news conference here

He is expected to discuss the need for manufacturers to provide personal protective equipment.

COVID-19 and supporting essential workers

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Inslee signs transportation budget, with car tabs in mind

The state will account for vehicle registration fees it collects, in case they have to be given back.

Most Read