EVERETT — A fishery company and a maritime company, in a joint venture, announced May 23 they have a purchase deal for
the former Kimberly-Clark mill site on Everett’s waterfront.
Pacific Stevedoring and Glacier Fish Co. propose putting in a cold storage warehouse, a production hub for frozen pollock and other fish, and additional warehouse and office space at the site.
The public Port of Everett, which also wants the site, dismissed the announcement and said it isn’t backing down on plans to attempt to condemn it for its own purposes. The port, in a reaction statement sent to media outlets, cast questions on how feasible the private venture is, and pointed out that the site’s zoning wouldn’t let it be used for fish processing.
The private deal announcement came one week after the port’s board agreed to take steps that can set the condemnation in motion. A required public hearing is on June 4.
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