Everett Closer to Acquiring Mill Site

The Port of Everett moved one step closer to possibly acquiring by condemnation the 67-acre former Kimberly-Clark (K-C) mill site, which sits in the middle of an increasingly busy waterfront.

Earlier this month, port commissioners authorized a public meeting to “consider taking final action of legal proceedings, if necessary,” to obtain the former K-C mill site, which accounted for 700 direct jobs until its 2012 closure.

According to the port, the commission, which first moved to acquire the site in February 2016, has been in talks with K-C for several years as the company worked through several environmental and structural complexities of the site.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. on June 4, 2019 in the Port Commission room located at 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 200, Everett, Wash. 98201.

By Karen Robes Meeks