Word in from Sealevel Properties that lots of people are showing interest in being the first to live in new apartments planned at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place Central. Here’s more.
Local multi-family builder SeaLevel Properties revealed strong demand for its new Everett Waterfront Apartments, with 80 percent of available units offered in the company’s first release event now spoken for.
More than 100 people attended the project’s early release event last week for its first of two multifamily apartment buildings, located at 1300 W. Marine View Drive in the Port of Everett’s 65-acre Waterfront Place Central development. Slated for completion in 2020, the building is comprised of 266 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes in two distinct, yet connected four-story buildings.
“We were hoping for strong interest in these buildings—and last week’s interest far exceeded our expectations,” said SeaLevel Properties Director John Shaw. “The turnout was overwhelming and confirms our instincts that there is indeed very high demand for high quality waterfront living in Everett.”
“The public response to this housing opening is consistent with the interest we have heard from the community since the project began,” Port of Everett Acting CEO Lisa Lefeber said. “There is a tremendous demand and desire to live on the Everett waterfront and we can’t wait until construction is underway and life is brought to Fisherman’s Harbor at Waterfront Place.”
“I’ve been involved with scores of multifamily developments over the years, but I have never seen such excitement for a new project – especially one that is almost two years from completion,” said Mike Simons, Executive Vice President of Allied Residential.
During the event, SeaLevel Properties opened 25 percent of the North Tower, which features 34 units including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes. Given strong interest, a second release is likely. For those interested in joining the project’s VIP list, visit www.everettwaterfrontapartments.com.
With construction anticipated in early 2019, SeaLevel’s apartment homes at Fisherman’s Harbor are designed to reflect three unique waterfront experiences: a marine/water-inspired experience in the Southern Building, and an industrial/timber-inspired experience in the Northern Building.
The design includes a combination of contemporary urban design and rugged urban materials that pay tribute to the natural resources of timber, steel and water on the Puget Sound. The project will also maximize the Port’s infrastructure features and pedestrian patterns, with lobbies to activate streets and a lively and attractive public realm.
The Port continues its $85 million public infrastructure investment this year by building additional roadway access, constructing new public spaces to connect with the new Pacific Rim Plaza and Splash Fountain, and building new marine infrastructure at Fisherman’s Harbor, including a new guest dock that doubles as a public dock walk.
At full build out, the Waterfront Place Central mixed-use development will include new trails and regional parks together with public gathering spaces, up to 660 housing units, Hotel Indigo, a business and lifestyle waterfront hotel, fine and casual dining restaurants and commercial, retail and marine sales and services. The project includes five (5) districts: Fisherman’s Harbor, the Millwright District, the Esplanade District, Wharf’s Edge and the Craftsman District. The Craftsman District was completed as part of the Port’s development of a boatyard in 2009, and Fisherman’s Harbor is the first phase of the mixed-use project to proceed.
The entire project will support more than 2,000 jobs and $8.6 million in new tax revenue to state and local governments. Hotel Indigo, a 142-room business and lifestyle hotel broke ground in March and has gone vertical in the last weeks. They expect to be open mid-2019 and will feature full amenities, a 150-seat restaurant and a 5,000-sq. ft. conference and event space.