Everett Riverfront Development

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As part of a public/private partnership to redevelop a blighted brownfields site with three mill properties and a decommissioned municipal landfill along the Snohomish River, the City of Everett selected ESA as a member of a larger project team to design, permit, and meet local and state environmental reviews necessary to transform the site into a riverfront trail system and waterfront park.

ESA is leading the environmental feasibility, design, permitting, and SEPA documentation to support the City’s construction of the trail system, new waterfront park, and more than 30-acres of floodplain, stream, and wetland enhancements. ESA completed delineations and functional assessments for on-site wetlands, prepared conceptual plans for proposed restoration work along the shoreline of the Snohomish River, assisting the City in preparing grants to fund portions of the redevelopment project.

ESA helped the City of Everett realize an ambitious project that will ultimately redevelop 220-acres of brownfields, restore shoreline and stabilize banks along approximately 3,800-feet of riverfront, restore more than 50-acres of remnant floodplain wetlands through a combination of levee/dike removal or setbacks, habitat enhancements, and re-vegetation.

Specialized Services

  • Baseline protocol and surveys
  • Biological assessments
  • Biotechnical bank stabilization and grade control
  • Channel and floodplain restoration design
  • Development feasibility (constraints/opportunities, due diligence)
  • Engineering design and construction documents
  • Environmental compliance documentation
  • Fisheries
  • Habitat evaluations
  • Habitat restoration and enhancement
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Modeling and analysis
  • Permitting assistance
  • Schematic and conceptual design
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Water quality analyses
  • Wetland assessments
  • Wetland delineations
  • Wetland restoration

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